Ref SCH03089
Salary £46566 to £ 52723 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/04/2021 
Closing Date 12 Noon 14/01/2021 
Mount Pleasant Lane , Bolton-le-Sands , Carnforth , LA5 8DT
Tel: 01524 823606
School website:
Roll: 302
Following the promotion of the current post holder to Headteacher at another local Church of England Primary School, the Governing Body of Bolton-le-Sands C of E Primary School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, compassionate and enthusiastic Deputy Headteacher. The applicant will have a strong Christian faith and be able to work in partnership with the Headteacher, and whole school family, in leading the future development of this 'outstanding' school (OFSTED March 2008, SIAMS April 2018).

Bolton-le-Sands Church of England Primary school is a beautiful and popular, coastal village school set in the north of Lancashire with excellent access to the motorway network and stunning views across the bay. Currently, there are 307 pupils on roll taught across eleven mixed-age classes.

At Bolton-le-Sands Church of England Primary School, we offer:
  • A happy and welcoming village school with a strong partnership with its church and community
  • Friendly, well-mannered and enthusiastic children
  • Supportive and active Governors
  • A dedicated, hard-working and experienced staff team

    The Governing Body is looking for a Deputy Headteacher who:
  • Is a practising Christian with regular involvement in the life of the church
  • Works hard as part of a team and will support the leadership of the Christian vision of our school
  • Has high expectations and will challenge, inspire and encourage staff to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and our children
  • Through whole school leadership opportunities (such as subject leadership), is able to show successful and positive impact across all primary phases in a variety of areas
  • Is organised and pays attention to detail, carrying out the role with precision, care and enthusiasm
  • Has the ability to be flexible and adapt to unknown situations quickly and effectively
  • Is friendly, fair and able to deal effectively and positively with a wide range of pupil behaviours
  • Is able to maintain positive relationships will pupils, colleagues, parents and the wider community
  • Has a great sense of humour

    The Governing Body takes safeguarding the pupils of our school very seriously, and to this end, the successful candidate will be required to obtain an enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The information you provide will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice. The successful candidate will also be required to provide documentary proof of identity and qualifications.

    The application form must be fully completed and legible. The supporting statement to your application should be no longer than three pages of A4 paper and must be clear, concise and relate to the person specification provided.

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, visits will be limited to after school visits and/or a virtual meeting with the Headteacher, please see below. For further information or to book an appointment, please contact Mrs Julie Mitchell, School Business Manager on 01524 823 606.

    The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Due to COVID19 restrictions, viewings will be limited to out of school hours only. If you would like to visit the school, please contact the School Office and arrange for a telephone appointment with the Headteacher in the first instance; any viewings can be arranged during this appointment.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return completed applications to

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.