Ref SCH03096
Salary £43251 to £ 49019 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2021 
Closing Date 12 noon 18/01/2021 

Tel: 01772 862335
School website:
Roll: 120
The Governors are seeking to appoint an experienced and inspirational teacher to the post of Deputy Headteacher at our popular and successful school.

The applicant should be highly motivated and enthusiastic, embodying our aim of developing pupils who aspire to achieve their very best in everything they do. We encourage our children to demonstrate perseverance and resilience and, as a result, to grow into confident individuals, prepared for life as fully-rounded and faithful members of modern society. The leader we are looking for will be a positive role model for our children and team of professional staff.

In addition to being a creative and outstanding classroom practitioner, the ideal candidate will have the vision and skills to work effectively in partnership with the Headteacher in continuing to raise standards. We require a leader who will support and promote our Catholic ethos in both school and our wider community, whilst developing inspirational and rich learning experiences across the curriculum.

This role has a significant teaching commitment and suitable arrangements will be made for leadership time; support for continuing professional development will be provided.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who:

  • is an inspirational and outstanding KS2 classroom practitioner who leads by example and who motivates, inspires and challenges children to be passionate about their learning
  • can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is a real team player
  • has energy, resilience and a good sense of humour
  • can support colleagues to develop their subject leadership skills and motivate them to give of their best in every situation
  • has a proven successful track record of driving school improvement
  • has the experience to be able to lead on the curriculum and both lead and promote the role of Physical Education across the school
  • can demonstrate the drive and enthusiasm to develop into an excellent leader
  • will support and embrace the Catholic ethos of the school.

    We can offer you:

  • a happy, friendly, welcoming and nurturing Christian environment at the heart of the local community
  • polite, hardworking and well-behaved children who are eager to learn
  • supportive and enthusiastic staff who are dedicated to the vision of inspiring in children a lifelong love of learning and who are committed to their own professional development
  • a school which prides itself on maintaining excellent relationships with staff, children, parents, parish and the wider community
  • opportunities to further develop your leadership skills, working in collaboration with the Headteacher and Governing Board

    Applications close at noon on 18th January 2021 with short listing taking place on Friday 22nd January 2021. Lesson observations will be undertaken by arrangement with interviews planned for Wednesday 10th February.

    Please ensure the following documents are submitted:
    CES V14 Application Form
    V2 Recruitment Monitoring Form
    V1 Consent to Obtain References Form
    SLT Declaration Form

    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:

    You are warmly invited to visit by appointment during the weeks commencing 14th December 2020 and January 4th 2021 so that you may see our facilities and meet members of the school community. Please telephone the school bursar Mrs Hayley Matthews on 01772 862335 to arrange a time. All visits to school will be under Covid control measures as described in risk assessment available on school website.

    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.