AW Headteacher

Job Vacancy



Leadership Pay Scale L12 – L18

April 2022


rawmarsh ashwood primary school

8th December 2021 (noon)

About us

At Wickersley Partnership Trust, students and learning are at the centre of everything we do. We nurture the development of knowledge, creativity, skills and understanding to help our children develop into happy, healthy, caring and successful citizens. We do this in a safe and positive learning environment where every individual is valued, self-belief is encouraged and each individual is able to achieve their full potential.

Wickersley Partnership Trust was founded in 2014 with charitable status and currently comprises of 8 primary schools and 5 secondary schools (including 1 sixth form) across Rotherham and neighbouring counties. WPT is committed to ensuring that all students have the best educational experience possible, and to do this, we recognise the importance of supporting our staff thoroughly in their professional development through the dissemination of best practice and collaboration, and through reflecting and debating on their practice. More about WPT’s vision can be found on our website.

About the role

In association with the Governing Body of Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School, we are seeking an outstanding and inspirational Headteacher with the passion, vision and resilience to lead the team at Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary and drive progress so that all our children reach their full potential. You will have high expectations and the knowledge, experience and interpersonal skills to lead sustained improvement throughout the school whilst being committed to providing a creative, stimulating and inclusive learning environment.

The school was judged ‘requires improvement’ with elements of ‘good’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection. The role is an exciting opportunity for an inspiring leader to continue to build on improvement alongside a team committed to ensuring our children are placed at the centre of all decisions made and receive the best quality of education.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant leadership experience and a proven track record of continuous whole school improvement
  • Impressive levels of commitment, drive and resilience
  • Clear and focused vision to take our school forward to secure the best outcomes for the pupils
  • Excellent understanding of effective strategies for raising attainment and achieving excellence
  • Strong leadership, management and organisational skills and excellent inter-personal skills
  • Innovative ideas to promote the school, engaging with parents, carers and the wider community

In return we can offer:

  • Supportive, well informed Governors who are dedicated to a vision of educational excellence, with commitment to your continuing professional and personal development
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with our Trust partner schools
  • A committed, dedicated and friendly team of staff with high expectations of themselves
  • Children who love learning
  • The support of Wickersley Partnership Trust

We believe this is a very exciting opportunity for a talented, driven individual to help progress their career.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. This will take place on 1st December 2021 at 3.30pm. Please email if you would like to attend.

Interviews will be held over two days on 14th and 15th December 2021.

Please visit our new recruitment website to apply.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

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Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CVs, all applicants must complete an application form in full.