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Head Teacher

Education - School

School Leadership Teaching

Peel Brow Primary

Peel Brow School

Fir Street, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire BL0 0BJ


Required for 1st September 2019.


Thank you for your interest in the post of Head Teacher at Peel Brow School.


The children, staff and Governors of Peel Brow School, Ramsbottom wish to appoint an inspirational and aspirational Head Teacher who will build on the school’s current position of strength and continue the development as a fantastic place to teach and learn.


The salary for this post is Leadership Scale L12 –L18, £52,414 - £60,755 per annum.


Peel Brow is a small, nurturing school where children are happy and thrive. The teachers work hard to ensure fantastic outcomes for all pupils. The governing body are friendly and supportive while maintaining the required challenge needed to keep the school improving. The latest OFSTED visit rated us as Good, while noting (amongst many other positive points) that ‘Pupils become mature, polite individuals who behave well and show respect for others’. The school currently ranks second in terms of progress for KS2 in the borough.


We are looking for an exceptional candidate who will:

  • be able to clearly articulate and communicate the school’s vision of the future to pupils, parents, staff and governors
  • have a clear vision for the continual development of the staff and pupils
  • have a clear vision for the development of each child to their full potential
  • have a passion for innovative teaching and learning with high expectations and aspirations for our children
  • provide inspirational leadership to drive the school forward, building on the success of recent years
  • continue to develop the strong and productive partnerships with our parents and wider community

In return we will offer:

  • a very happy and welcoming school where everyone is friendly, valued and supportive
  • a vibrant school in the heart of the community of Ramsbottom
  • opportunities to flourish and develop both personally and professionally
  • children who have positive attitudes towards learning and who care about each other and value their teachers
  • a strong, experienced, ambitious and cohesive staff team determined to move the school forward
  • a governing body which is supportive and ensures challenges to drive the continual improvement of the school

Employees of Peel Brow School have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.


Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Two sessions have been set aside for visits on Thursday 4th April in the afternoon and Friday 5th April in the morning. Please contact Mrs L Jenkins, School Business Manager at the school office on 0170682 3204 to arrange a visit. 
Shortlisting will take place on the Friday 10th May 2019.


Interviews will take place on the week beginning Friday 24th May 2019.


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Application forms are downloadable here and should be returned together with your supporting letter describing your suitability for the post to, Mrs Christie Finegan, Chair of Governors, Peel Brow School, Bury, BL0 0BJ, or by email to by noon on Friday 3rd May 2019.

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working hours

full year

application deadline

12 00 pm

3rd May 2019

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