Burnley Road , Crawshawbooth , Rossendale , BB4 8AN
Tel: 01706 228664
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Roll: 306
Crawshawbooth Primary School

Following the promotion of the current post holder to Headteacher at another school, the governors of Crawshawbooth Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic Deputy Headteacher from September 2021 who has the ability to be a leader of learning, modelling excellence and inspiring children and staff.

Crawshawbooth Primary School is a large community school within a pleasant area of Rossendale with 306 children currently on roll. There are eleven classes with vertical groupings and an admission number of 45 pupils per year group. We pride ourselves on the good reputation of the school within the community. We have extremely supportive parents who value our rich and broad curriculum, making use of our fantastic Outdoor Studio and Secret Garden.

We are looking for a highly professional person who is an outstanding teacher, with high expectations for the progress that pupils can make and a desire to further improve standards even further by leading and supporting colleagues.

At Crawshawbooth Primary School, we have:
  • a supportive governing body who are committed to ongoing professional development.
  • an experienced, dynamic staff team who are always looking to improve and develop.
  • excellent links with the local community.
  • pupils who are well-behaved, polite and keen to learn.

    The Governing Body is looking for a Deputy Headteacher who:
  • is an outstanding classroom teacher, able to inspire children to become life-long learners and able to support ambitious teaching & learning of their colleagues.
  • has high expectations and will challenge, inspire and encourage staff to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and our children.
  • is organised and able to carry out both the non-teaching and teaching role of the Deputy Headteacher effectively.
  • is a leader of learning who has an excellent understanding of child development through the primary phases.
  • has an excellent understanding of behaviour management and is able to positively support a variety of behaviours.
  • has the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and the wider community.
  • has the ability to be flexible and adapt to unknown situations quickly and effectively in a calm and considered way.

    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:

    For an informal discussion please contact us on 01706 228664. We would normally encourage prospective candidates to come along and visit Crawshawbooth Primary School to experience it first hand and see the pupils and staff at work. This is now subject to the school's current Coronavirus Risk Assessment. Please contact the school office on 01706 228664 or email

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    The Headteacher c/o the School. Application Form Attached. Please return completed application 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.