This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: Edleston Primary School
  • Reference: P/23/232714
  • Published: Wed 15/03/2023, 9:17 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 31/03/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £59,558 - £69,022
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Edleston Primary School, Cheshire

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The Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational, successful, and dedicated practitioner with proven senior management experience to lead the school. The successful candidate will need to have a proven track record of improving achievement and raising standards and expectations. They will need to be inclusive, a good team player and leader, with strong communication skills. They will need to be committed to promoting the Christian and alternative religions of the school, be ‘child-centred’ and ever mindful of the fact that Edleston Primary School is first choice for EAL parents within Crewe and has a high percentage of EAL children. We believe that this is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual who shares our vision of excellence and is committed to providing a high quality, broad and enriching educational experience for all pupils, within our strong family ethos. Edleston Primary School is a highly successful school graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted.


We are looking for a Headteacher who has:

·         Energy and vision to develop the school’s present academic achievements.

·         Experience and ability to develop excellent school management which will ensure continuing staff development, sound governance, effective budget control.

·         Proven leadership skills with which to motivate and inspire our children, staff, and community.

·         Innovative ways to give our children life skills within a broad educational experience.

·         Passion and commitment to improve outcomes for all our children and to nurture the whole development of every child.

·         The ability to build strong partnerships with all stakeholders.

·         The conviction to lead the school in its mission to offer an excellent education within the ethos of ‘Care for Everyone’ based on Christian principles.

·         A proven track record of achievement which demonstrates positive impact and improved outcomes.

·         Thorough and proven teaching and learning experience within the Primary Phase


We can offer you:

·         An inclusive, progressive school with a track record of strong academic success

·         A dedicated, committed, and caring team of outstanding practitioners

·         Happy, friendly, and hardworking children who are proud of their school.

·         A supportive team of dedicated governors and an engaged parent community

·         Strong and close relationships with the local churches and local community

The Headteacher post is a permanent full-time position and will start from 1st September 2023. The salary will be in the range from L13 (£59,558) - L19 (£69,022). The salary starting point will be agreed on appointment.

Edleston Primary School is a Group 2 school with 212 pupils on roll.

Key Dates :



Friday 31. March 2023

Completed applications to be submitted by 12pm

Monday 20. March and Wednesday 22. March

Contact or phone 01270 910325 to visit our amazing school to experience the happy, caring, learning environment

Monday 17. April 2023

Shortlisting meeting

Wednesday 3. May 2023

Activities Day

Thursday 4. May 2023

Interview Day

Application forms can be obtained from:

The School Governance Team, 5th Floor Delamere House, c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ. Telephone: 0300 123 5036.


Application forms to be returned by 12pm on 31st March to:

The School Governance Team, 5th Floor Delamere House, c/o Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe, CW1 2BJ. Telephone: 0300 123 5036.


You may provide a supporting letter with your application; this should not exceed two sides of A4 paper, font size 12. Please do not restate the factual details already included elsewhere on the application form. The successful applicant will be subject to the conditions of employment for Headteachers contained in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document 2022 and other current education and employment legislation. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers, and external agencies to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subjected to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.