Head of School

Job Title:          Head of School (Primary)

Location:          Belmont Primary School, Rossendale

Salary:             Up to £55,000 per annum 

Hours:             40 hours per week

Contract:          Permanent

Belmont Primary School are looking for a Head of School (Primary) who is passionate, enthusiastic and committed to join their dedicated team. 

About Us

Belmont Primary School is an Independent School which offers boys aged between 5 – 11 years who have Social and Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) challenged and additional complex behaviours to access a tailored education that suits their needs.

We have a dedicated staff team who provide outstanding education and we understand that a lot of our students have been excluded from mainstream education and often have a very negative attitude toward school. As a team, we take an interest in their lives and help to nurture their learning.

Belmont Primary School is rated Ofsted GOOD and is situated in the picturesque Pennine Lancashire, Rossendale and is within commutable distance of Rawtenstall, Bury, Burnley and surrounding areas.

As Head of School you will be responsible for leading on the day-to-day operational function of the Primary Site, with direct line management responsibilities for the Senior Leadership & Management Team. You will also have oversight of all management of staff performance and personnel for the primary staff team. You will act as Designated Safeguarding Lead for our primary site and manage all day to day safeguarding requirements.

You will work with them to ensure operations are working in line with the School Development Plan and are compliant with the Independent School Standards.

This role requires experience in both pastoral management and co-ordinating and ensuring effective delivery of a specialist curriculum across a primary provision. Additionally, the suitable candidate will be experienced with monitoring EHCP provision and managing the EHCP process and Annual Review process. The role will also require experience in managing pupil attendance and liaison with external stakeholders involved in the process for supporting our pupils.

Offered on a permanent basis, this role would suit a proactive individual with a minimum of 5 year’s previous experience as a Senior Leader or experience at a Deputy Head teacher or Head of School level.

Applicants must meet and evidence the following criteria: -

  • Relevant teaching qualification with proven experience as a Senior Leader (3 years minimum) or Deputy Head/Head of School level
  • Have previously held responsibility in a pastoral and curriculum oversight capacity
  • Dynamic leadership skills with previous experience of leading and developing a team
  • Proven experience as an outstanding teacher
  • Experience of working with children and young people with ASC or similar
  • Experience and knowledge of Independent School Standards
  • Experience and knowledge of managing EHCP provision in a school setting

 Experience of acting as a DSL within a school in return our benefits include:

  • Enhanced pay scales
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • Automatic pension scheme enrolment
  • Discounted retail vouchers
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

Why join Acorn Education & Care? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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