Associate Headteacher Job Vacancies

The Leek Federation is a hard federation of Churnet View Middle School, Leek High School and Westwood College. The governors are seeking to appoint Associate Headteachers to lead the further development in two of our schools from September 2015; Churnet View Middle School and Leek High School.

The governors wish to appoint Associate Headteachers who are innovative and highly motivated leaders. You will have the drive, passion and personality to continue the considerable progress that has been made and be prepared to meet the challenge of becoming a group of outstanding schools. Self-motivated and ambitious you will assist the Executive Headteacher of the Federation in securing the vision of the schools, embedding a rich and challenging curriculum and establishing a culture of high expectations and opportunity. You will provide professional leadership in your school, which secures its continued success and improvement, ensuring high quality education through a focused and aspirational learning environment for all of our students.

This job vacancy has now closed.

Appointment of Executive Principal

Dear Parent / Carer

The Leek Federation was formed in September 2012. It is a Hard Federation of three schools; Churnet View Middle School, Leek High School and Westwood College. The Federation has one Governing Body, which is the Governing Body for all three schools. Since this time the governors and staff have been working hard to align all of the policies and procedures in the schools so that they now function, in many respects, as one school.

During this period the senior staff of the Federation have been the Executive Principal, Mr Keith Hollins (the former Headteacher of Westwood College), Mrs Clarissa Williams who is the Federation’s Business Director, and the three Headteachers of the individual schools, who are Mrs Julia Turner at Churnet View Middle School, Mr John Spencer at Leek High School and Mr Richard Hey at Westwood College.

During the autumn term 2014, Keith Hollins announced his resignation as Executive Principal, effective from September 2015. It is his intention to continue to work in education in a consultant capacity. The governors decided that they would, therefore, seek a replacement Executive Principal as this is clearly a vital role within the Federation.

I am delighted to be able to inform you that we have recently appointed Mr Andrew Shaw to be our new Executive Principal, from September 2015. Mr Shaw has considerable experience as a school leader. He has recently been working for the Department of Education, in a variety of high profile roles, has worked as a consultant on school improvement for academy chains and for many years was the CEO and Executive Headteacher of the Wigmore Academy Chain in Herefordshire, which contained Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools. He also led the Wigmore Teaching School Alliance and is a serving National Leader of Education.

We believe that we have been fortunate in being able to appoint a candidate of Mr Shaw’s calibre to the post and look forward to working with him in the new academic year.

Finally I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for your continuing support for our schools and to also ask you to note the link to our new Leek Federation web site which can be found at

Yours sincerely

Ms Mandy Bennett

Chair of Governors

Executive Headteacher

The vacancy for this position is now closed.

The governors of The Leek Federation are seeking to appoint an Executive Headteacher to lead the further development of the schools; the Federation is a hard federation of Churnet View Middle School, Leek High School and Westwood College.

Required for September 2015