Farringdon Lane , Ribbleton , Preston , Lancashire , PR2 6LX
Tel: 01772 792572
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Roll: 386
The Blessed Sacrament is a 2-form entry Catholic Primary School situated in the heart of Ribbleton, Preston. It benefits from a dedicated staff team and a close relationship with the parish and other local schools. The school has a Nursery unit and a large, school building.

Following a period of challenge and change, the Governors of The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School wish to appoint a new Deputy Head Teacher to the school. This appointment is part of the long-term development plan for the school, and will form a new SLT consisting of Headteacher, existing Deputy Headteacher and Assistant Headteacher.

We can offer:
  • A well-resourced, attractive working environment
  • Enthusiastic children
  • A school committed to improvement
  • A positive ethos and motivated staff who are committed to offering the best opportunities for all children
  • A supportive and active governing body with a clear vision for the future of the school;
  • An exciting professional development opportunity.

    The governors are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher who will be a strong practitioner in the classroom, have an excellent record of behaviour management and a desire to improve the school through exemplary leadership. They will have a passion for working with young people and helping them strive for success as they go into their future education and lives. Catholicism is a key part of this role; the successful Candidate must be a practising Catholic and committed to supporting the local parish.
    We are looking for:
  • Enthusiasm, vision, drive, adaptability, and resilience
  • High expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour
  • Passion about children's learning and wellbeing
  • The ability to support and challenge others in order to raise standards of teaching, learning and attainment
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to working in partnership with Governors, staff, parents and the community
  • A positive, and approachable colleague
  • Somebody who is flexible and able to maintain a sound sense of humour
  • Commitment to continued personal and professional development
  • The ability to create an excellent learning culture which is recognised by staff, parents and pupils

    The appointed candidate will have the following responsibilities:
  • Three day teaching commitment
  • Key Stage Lead
  • Curriculum and Assessment Lead for the whole school
  • Faculty Lead (including a core subject)
  • Supporting staff with behaviour management
  • Assisting the Head Teacher with the day to day running of the school
  • Deputy DSL

    Further information can be found on the school website: Application packs available on the school website or from LCC School Vacancy website:

    Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS clearance.

    We look forward to receiving your application.
    Closing Date: 6th January 2021 at 12pm
    Shortlisting: 14th January
    Intended Interview Dates: 26th / 27th January
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:


    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.