Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH11014
Grade Leadership Pay Range L17 to L24 potential of additional payment of £5000
Salary £62570 to £ 73559 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2022 
Closing Date 12 Noon 08/06/2021 
Accrington Spring Hill Primary School, Exchange Street, Accrington, Lancashire

Tel: 01254 399009
School website:
Roll: 397
Are you our next Headteacher of Spring Hill Community Primary School?

The Governing Board are seeking to appoint an experienced, resilient Headteacher with the vision and experience to lead our school forward to its next stage in school improvement journey. We absolutely want the best for our children and would like our new Headteacher to have the same passion as well as being a motivated, adaptable, energetic and strategic leader for our friendly school.

This is an excellent opportunity for a confident and ambitious person who has a passion for education and can inspire our lovely children in realising our school motto:
'To be the best we can be'

Our new Headteacher will:
  • Be an experienced leader, with the proven and adept ability to identify and execute changes that are needed to drive the school forward.
  • Promote and celebrate the inclusive ethos of the school and enthuse our children to enjoy their learning to achieve lifelong success.
  • Have the ability to promote and secure quality first teaching throughout school that is creative, innovative and based on research through the effective deployment of senior leadership and all staff.
  • Be an approachable and caring leader who can build excellent relationships with our children, staff, parents, governors and the wider community, always having the children's learning, attainment and well-being at the heart of every decision.
  • Have a proven strategic understanding of effective financial management and analysis.

    We can offer you:
  • A diverse school community where children develop a love of learning and respect for one another.
  • The opportunity to shape and develop your own leadership team that can guide the school through a period of transition and beyond.
  • A friendly and welcoming learning environment in a modern school building, set in spacious grounds.
  • An enthusiastic and dedicated team of teaching and support staff who worked hard to achieve a good Ofsted rating in February 2018 and who will respond positively to new ideas and strong, clear leadership.
  • Supportive parents who only want what is best for their children and the school.
  • A loyal Governing Board who are well placed and committed to supporting the school in its journey of improvement.
  • A commitment to continuing to support your professional development.

    Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and are subject to current Covid-19 guidelines.
    Please contact Miss Saeda Ali, our School Business Manager on 01254 399009 to arrange a mutually convenient time.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    please return completed applications forms to:

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.