Headteacher - Merridale Primary School

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Merridale Primary School, Aspen Way, Wolverhampton, WV3 0UP
£63,508 - £68,347
04 Jan 2022
28 Jan 2022
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Headteacher Leadership Scale: L18-21 £63,508 - £68,347

Start Date: September 2022 or sooner, depending on availability

The Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational and visionary leader with the energy and enthusiasm to further develop this busy, vibrant and popular one-form entry Primary School, which includes Nursery provision.

Merridale Primary was graded “Good” by Ofsted in 2018.

The school has a strong and shared commitment to achieve excellence and improve life outcomes for all pupils.Our school aims are:

• To ensure everyone in the school has the opportunity to maximise their full potential.
• To provide every child with the highest quality teaching and learning opportunities.
• To provide a welcoming, safe and happy school environment.
• To provide role models who promote positive values to prepare children for life in modern Britain.
• To provide an exciting, engaging and effective curriculum.
• To celebrate the cultural diversity of the school and local community
• For​ parents, carers and families to be partners in learning.

Merridale Primary School has:
• Enthusiastic and inquisitive children who love to learn.
• Skilled and dedicated staff who work hard to ensure the best outcomes for our children.
• A happy, safe and stimulating school environment with extensive outdoor learning areas, including Forest School.
• A culturally diverse school community: we have children and families with a wide range of abilities, rich cultural backgrounds and religions.
• A broad and balanced curriculum which offers children many opportunities they may not otherwise have.
• A friendly, family-centred approach that believes in developing strong partnerships with parents, carers and the local community.

Merridale Primary School needs a Leader who will:
• Lead the school with enthusiasm and passion, ensuring that all stakeholders feel valued.
• Build on the strong foundations which are presently in place across the school • Ensure that the school continues to be at the heart of the local community.

To gain an insight into Merridale Primary School please:
• Refer to the school information included
• visit our website: www.merridaleprimary.co.uk where you will find information about our school including:
• A link to view our latest Ofsted reports.
• A link to our prospectus
• A link to our Reading mission statement

Merridale is a “Reading School” Candidates who wish to be considered for the role are strongly encouraged to visit the school on Tuesday 18th January 10.30am/1.30pm or Wednesday 19th January 10.30am/1.30pm, prior to submitting their application and this will be carried out in a Covid safe manner.

To arrange a visit, candidates should contact the school office on: 01902 558760 to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Merridale Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. To apply please complete the on-line application through the WM Jobs website and include a supporting letter that outlines; Why you want to be the next headteacher at Merridale Primary School and the skills, knowledge, experience and attributes you possess, that will ensure that all pupils receive the very best quality of education, under your leadership.

Closing date: Friday 28th January 2022
Interviews: Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th February 2022

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