Headteacher - Highfield St Matthew's CE Primary School

The Governors are looking for an outstanding leader who can use the established strengths of our oversubscribed school as a springboard to move us to the next level of our journey of continuous development.

Do you share our school values of Reverence, Compassion, Friendship, Justice and Trust?
The Governors are looking for an outstanding leader who can use the established strengths of our oversubscribed school as a springboard to move us to the next level of our journey of continuous development.
As a Governing Body we are proud of our school ethos and have high expectations for anyone committed to supporting the school aim of achieving everyone’s potential. 
We are looking for an individual with proven experience in leadership who can take our school family to outstanding. We are proud to treat everyone as individuals whilst valuing and celebrating their achievements as part of the wider school community. 
If you believe you are that person then we welcome your application.

You will:
  • Uphold and further develop the strong Christian ethos of the school
  • Work in partnership with all school stakeholders, including all members of our school, church and   the wider community
  • Have a clear strategic vision of school improvement
  • Motivate and inspire staff and pupils and have proven leadership skills
  • Be an excellent communicator


In return we can offer:
  • An award winning school recognised as ‘outstanding’ by SIAMS and ‘good’ by OFSTED
  • A supportive and dedicated team of Governors with wide ranging skills and expertise
  • The opportunity to work in an environment recognized for its family Christian ethos
  • Well behaved, polite and hard-working children with engaged and supportive families
  • Staff who are caring, innovative and willing to go the extra mile


Highfield St Matthew’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced checks through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required for this post.

This vacancy is not being managed by the Diocese of Liverpool, we take no responsibility for the detail of externally managed vacancies.

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How to apply

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school and would be warmly welcomed.  Please telephone school on 01942 747818 to arrange a suitable time.

Application packs:
Letter from Chair
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form

Please return your completed application pack to:
J.Bond@Wigan.gov.uk

or post to:

Mrs Judith Bond
Clerk to Governors
Governor Services
Wigan Council
2nd Floor
Civic Centre
Millgate
Wigan
WN1 1AZ

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school and would be warmly welcomed.  Please telephone school on 01942 747818 to arrange a suitable time. 

The closing date for applications will be 9am Wednesday 29th March 2017.
Shortlisting will take place on Tuesday 4th April 2017.
Interviews will take place on Friday 21st April and Monday 24th April 2017.