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Head of School, Copthorne Primary School

Contract: School: Copthorne Primary School Location: - BD7 3AY Salary: L16-L22 £58,224 - £67,343 Hours: Closing date for applications: 29 April 2019

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Head of School
L16-L22 £58,224 - £67,343

Exceed Academies Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic Head of School for the outstanding Copthorne Primary School from September 2019.

Working in collaboration with the Executive Headteacher and other leadership colleagues within the organisation, the Head of School will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school. The Head of School will develop, lead and sustain this outstanding school as one that we all continue to be proud of.

Copthorne Primary School is a two-form entry, 2 to 11 Primary School with 548 pupils currently on roll. The school is situated right in the heart of Bradford’s, culturally diverse, Great Horton area, just 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre.

At Copthorne, our children thrive in a happy, safe and supportive learning environment. Throughout their time with us, children are encouraged to love learning, work hard and welcome the challenges that new learning brings.

We have the highest expectations of all our children at Copthorne, and believe that there are no limits on what they can achieve.

The school was one of the three founding primary schools that led to the creation of Exceed Academies Trust. We believe that successful schools develop their own identity and individuality and are best placed to meet their own community’s needs. We believe that partnership working, the sharing of good practice and being outward facing as an organisation supports our aims and leads to outstanding results.

This post is a brilliant opportunity for an ambitious, existing senior leader to work alongside the experienced Executive Headteacher to develop excellent skills and to further their career.

We appreciate that the assessment dates take place after the usual Headteacher resignation dates so we would encourage any existing Headteachers that wish to lead this large primary school, to liaise with their managers to enable a resignation and September start, after the usual deadline.

For informal discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Christabel Shepherd
(Executive Headteacher) via the school office.

Visits are warmly welcomed by appointment. Please contact the school on 01274 501460 or and ask for the PA to the Senior Leadership Team Nazeefah Ali. For application packs, please contact HR on 01274 574544 (option 4) or

Please submit completed applications to

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 29th April 2019 
Interviews: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May 2019 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check
Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required 
Please note: CVs are not accepted for this post 

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