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Spring Bank Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all adults working in our school, whether staff or volunteers, to share this commitment. All appointments made are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Spring Primary School Head of School Opportunity

Posted: 21/09/2023

Start date: January 2024

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Salary: L12– L18 (starting salary dependent on skills and experience)

The Trustees of Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust are looking for an exceptional leader to join our growing Multi-Academy Trust as permanent Head of School for Spring Bank Primary School. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, inspirational and talented Senior Leader who has the drive, determination and energy to build on the school’s successes - in collaboration with the Executive Headteacher, CEO, and the 5 primary schools in the Owlcotes Trust.

Spring Bank is a one form entry primary school situated in Headingley. Spring Bank Primary School believes in equipping children with the skills to be the best they possibly can be, through providing a supportive and caring learning environment within a friendly school community. As Head of School, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of children in Headingley, lead and motivate a talented team of staff, and foster an environment that inspires children to flourish academically, socially and emotionally. 

Spring Bank Primary School is due to join the Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust on 1st February 2024. As part of the Owlcotes Trust, you will join a family of schools who work closely together to achieve excellence for all children, as well as having access to a network of like-minded and talented senior leaders and lead practitioners. 

Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust is a growing Primary MAT based in Leeds. Our schools work closely together and have a genuine desire to provide an excellent education for all pupils. Each school in the Trust is an equal partner and is given the autonomy to retain their own unique identity, which enables them to focus on improving outcomes for the children in the community they serve and focus on the key teaching and learning priorities which are specific to their school. The philosophy of ‘Working Together to Achieve Excellence’ underpins our professional learning community, which is based on collaboration to develop and strengthen school practice over time. The Trust now has an established structure of professionals who work together and support each other across the Trust leading to continuous professional development for all staff.

We are looking for a leader who:

  • Will inspire and motivate staff and children.
  • Is able to sustain and accelerate progress in raising standards of teaching and learning and improving outcomes for children.
  • Drives the development of a relevant curriculum that both engages and challenges children.
  • Strives for ambitious standards for all children within a nurturing and inclusive environment.
  • Will continue to develop community engagement.
  • Is visible, approachable and has the resilience to meet the day to day challenges of headship.
  • Has personal and professional integrity.

We will offer the successful candidate:

  • The opportunity to develop professionally and personally.
  • A committed Senior Leadership Team within the Multi-Academy Trust who have high expectations of themselves, staff and children.
  • A dedicated team of teachers and support staff who all share a determination that every child achieves their full potential.
  • A creative and diverse school community.
  • A Trust Board and a Local Governing Board which provides key support and challenge.
  • Professional support from the Executive Headteacher, CEO and executive leaders of the Owlcotes Trust and well-established school to school collaboration.
  • An employee perks scheme including discounts and online offers at major high street and online retailers, and salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work. 

Visits to Spring Bank Primary and an opportunity to meet the Executive Headteacher are encouraged and can be arranged on request.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please see the application pack and application form attached to this advert. To arrange a visit to the school, or to request an application pack, email:, or call on 0113 8874523. 

Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All adults in school, whether paid staff or a volunteer, have a responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate must abide by Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust policies and procedures and Safeguarding and Child Protection policies. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.  

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Monday 16th October 2023 at 12 noon.

SELECTION INTERVIEWS: Monday 23rd October and Tuesday 24th October 2023.

Completed application forms are returnable to:

Or by post to:

Joe Wilson

Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust

Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary school

Primrose Hill


LS28 6AB

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant Opportunity

Spring Bank Primary School are looking for a Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant to start as soon as possible. Interviews to take place in the week beginning Monday 25th September 2023. Contracted hours will be 11:45am – 1:15 pm Monday to Friday (7.5 hours per week). Applicants are welcome to visit the school. Please telephone Mrs Lynn Bonner to make an appointment on 0113 2043120. Applications to be returned to school by 1pm on Monday 25th September.