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Oulton Primary School


Salary: L15 – L21

Start date: January 2025

Oulton Primary School is a 1.5 form entry primary school based in Leeds and we’re proud of its achievements, its ethos and reputation. With our Headteacher moving on after 7 successful years, we are now looking for the right individual with the ambition to lead us and build on our success. The school caters for children between 3 and 11 years of age.  We are a thriving, happy and inclusive school and live our values…

Thinking for ourselves, Caring for each other. 

Our children engage with our positive behaviour policy and our three rules: Be ready, be respectful and be safe.

The Governors are looking for a resilient, experienced, and inspirational leader who will lead the existing team and build on the progress and achievements already secured during the recent years.

The successful applicant will be committed and innovative with the capacity to both recognise and unlock the potential in each and every child, providing a nurturing and enriching primary school experience.

We are looking for:

a visible, committed and experienced leader who will fulfil the vision and values of the school

a leader who will continue to drive innovative school improvement, building on the firm foundations already in place

a passionate individual who will shape our school provision to meet the needs of all our children and keep our learners happy, healthy and safe

a leader with the expertise to manage all staff, empowering them and developing their leadership potential

Our new Headteacher will bring:

innovative, strategic and empowering leadership skills with a vision that inspires and motivates others

the energy and creativity to drive curriculum innovation at the same time as maintaining existing practices that are working effectively

a commitment to embedding achievement for all pupils, including those who have Special Education Needs and to ensure their needs are met

high expectations of all pupils in their attainment, behaviour and attendance and the skills needed to translate these expectations into pupils achieving their full potential

the ability to communicate clearly with all stakeholders, including staff, pupils, parents and the governing body

a demonstrable track record of developing a team to meet the high expectations required and unlocking their leadership potential

an ability to turn challenging situations into positive outcomes

In return, we can offer:

children who are ready, respectful and safe

a dedicated and hardworking staff team with a wide range of experience who are keen to build on the school’s existing strengths

a supportive governing body committed to enabling the ongoing success of the school with regular monitoring

an energetic and supportive PTA

a caring and inclusive ethos where everyone is valued

a bright, spacious and well-resourced learning environment

an induction process supported by the Governing Body and the Local Authority

We would be happy to accept applications from all senior leadership with relevant strong and proven experience.

We strongly encourage potential candidates to visit the school to experience what it has to offer.  Please contact our School Business Manager, Mrs R Faria on 0113 2821344 to arrange a visit on Thursday 13 June AM or Thursday 20 June PM.

You can request an application pack by emailing or contacting Leeds City Council’s HR Schools Team on 0113 3788525.

Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 2 July 2024

Shortlisting date: Thurs 4 July 2024

Assessment dates:     Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 July 2024


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. If shortlisted, you will be required to disclose relevant information regarding criminal history and an on-line search will be conducted. This includes only information publicly available on-line. 

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

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