Ref SCH03471
Salary £46566 to £ 52723 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01 September 2021 
Closing Date Noon 12/04/2021 
Colburne Close , Burscough , Ormskirk , L40 4LB
Tel: 01704 895403
School website:
Roll: 228
Following the promotion of the current post holder to Headteacher, the governors wish to appoint a Deputy Headteacher. We are seeking to appoint an inspirational individual with exceptional leadership qualities. Our school motto is 'Striving for the future.'

We will be looking to employ someone who is able to build on the strengths of the school and achievements highlighted in our 'Good' Ofsted inspection. At Burscough Village School we not only offer academic challenge and support, but also place a great emphasis on the personal development and well-being of all our pupils.

The school is at the heart of the local community with beautiful grounds. We encourage the children to develop community spirit and a love of the great outdoors. The ethos of our school is exemplified by the encouragement and care we give to all our learners so they can 'be the best that they can be'.
We can offer you:

- A friendly and welcoming school community where children and staff are proud of their achievements
- Well behaved, happy, motivated and independent learners
- Dedicated and supportive colleagues who are committed to raising standards
- Support for continuing professional development
- Vast grounds and opportunities for outdoor learning

We would like you to

- be an excellent class teacher
- have a proven track record of raising all children's attainment
- lead and inspire children and adults
- have resilience and resourcefulness to deliver good quality teaching and learning,
- make an active contribution to the life of our school community
- build positive relationships with children, parents, carers and staff

We are looking for a deputy headteacher who can provide the 'wow' factor so our children gain a true love of learning. If you think this could be you, come and visit us.

The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be under taken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Closing date: Monday 12th April 2021
Interview Dates: 4th May 2021 in school
5th May 2021 Interview day.

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:


Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

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