Aston Lodge Primary School

Permanent.  To commence January 2020.  Pupils on Roll: 189.

Salary: L12-L18

Aston Lodge Primary School are looking for an inspirational Head Teacher with the passion, vision and resilience to lead our team 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.

Following a recent Ofsted inspection, the school continues to remain within the “requires improvement” category. Whilst inspectors recognise there is still significant improvement required, the school team remains committed to ensuring our children are placed at the centre of all decisions made and receive best quality education

Our ideal candidate will have/be:

  • significant leadership experience and a proven track record of continuous whole school improvement
  • impressive levels of commitment, drive and resilience
  • clear 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
  • reflective, with good communication and listening skills
  • able 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 development
  • opportunities to work collaboratively with our Trust partner schools
  • a committed, dedicated and friendly staff
  • 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.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Mrs Ann Marie Lee or Mr Andrew Jessop (Executive Improvement Partners for Wickersley Partnership Trust) on 07936 358268.

Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Helen Richards (Consultant Head Teacher) on 0114 287 2432.


Closing date for applications:  Noon on Friday 18th October 2019.  Interviews will be held over two days on 24th/25th October 2019.

Completed applications should be returned to jjarvis@wickersleypt.org.


Wickersley Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Please note that CV’s alone will not be accepted – you must complete an official application form to be considered for the post. Feedback will only be given at interview level, not on application forms.  All appointments are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.