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Salary: Competitive. Starting salary negotiable dependant on successful experience.

The Shaw Education Trust is delighted to invite applications for the post of Headteacher at Waterside Primary School.

We are seeking an inspirational, forward-thinking and ambitious individual who, working in conjunction with Trust colleagues, has the skills and experience to lead our incredible school.

This post represents a real opportunity for a proven leader to impact on children’s life chances and transform their futures. We will provide the opportunity to be creative and ground-breaking. We intend to give rise to something exceptional as a multi-academy trust, and Waterside Primary School is at the heart of our ambition. We were delighted to welcome Waterside into the Shaw Education Trust in February 2021. Judged ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted in May 2019, Waterside, a school for children aged 4 to 11, is truly remarkable.

The Shaw Education Trust is a large family and consists of 25 Academies and 1 Independent Specialist College. Our schools cover all phases and all sectors, we are proud to be inclusive, having ambition for each and every one of our 11,000 learners. We are an innovative, aspirational and motivated Trust, determined to affect positive outcomes for our communities. We have a SCITT and an Institute of Education within our partnership and these provide outstanding career development pathways for teaching and support colleagues. Our apprenticeship model is dynamic, fast paced and stage appropriate. Exceptional, high quality professional learning lies at the heart of our approach: we regard it as a right, not a lottery. Our academies are great places to work, our teams buzz with creativity, and focus on excellence by all and for all.

If this opportunity makes your heart beat faster, and fires your passion, please contact our recruitment advisor, Chris Gartner.

We look forward to meeting with you and welcoming you into our world.


  • Closing date – Monday 20th of September at 9:00am
  • Interviews – 28th and 29th of September 2021
  • Start date – January 2022, or as soon as possible

How To Apply

For further information, an informal and confidential discussion about the role or to discuss the application process please contact Chris Gartner, at Hays Leadership Appointments.

Chris Gartner
Hays Leadership Appointments
Tel: 07595 646 645



Eastwood Road,
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent,
Staffordshire ST1 3JS

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