Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH13005
Grade Leadership Pay Range L11 to L18
Salary £54091 to £ 63508 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2021 
Closing Date Noon 16/04/2021 
Nelson St Philip's CE Primary School, Leeds Road, Nelson, Lancashire

Tel: 01282 614463
School website:
Roll: 140
We love to learn. We learn to love.
With Christ as our guide, we love and learn together.

The governing body of St Philip's CE Primary School are seeking to appoint a passionate, committed and inspirational leader to work with our strong and supportive staff team and governing body and inspire us to continue to improve and raise pupil achievement.

St Philip's CE Primary school is located close to the centre of Nelson and makes creative use of its school building. Our school is a small extremely caring community. The school values its strong link with the church and there is huge respect amongst the different faiths represented in the school.

We are seeking a headteacher who:
  • Is inspirational and passionate about providing the best learning opportunities and personal development for all.
  • Will demonstrate good leadership and people management skills with the ability to further develop the leadership team.
  • Is a strong resilient and determined leader who will drive forward our school improvement plan.
  • Is a practicing Christian who will be passionate about promoting our Christian ethos and the vision of our school.
  • Has the desire and motivation to further develop our good links with the church, governors, parents and local community.
  • Will value every child and strive to ensure that both pupils and staff have high aspirations for achievement.
  • Will demonstrate the drive, experience and creativity to build on our current high standards of teaching through continuous school improvement.
  • Is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children.

    We can offer you:
  • Thoughtful, engaged and respectful pupils who are happy, valued and well-motivated.
  • Committed and enthusiastic staff dedicated to bringing out the full potential of each child.
  • A supportive and engaged governing body.
  • A commitment to professional development and wellbeing.
  • A happy creative environment that supports and enhances our Christian and inclusive ethos.

    We have parents, the local community and the church who value the school's ethos, pupils who are extremely respectful and eager to learn with a highly dedicated staff. This makes the school a wonderful place to work.

    If you share our vision and enthusiasm and believe that you have the necessary skills to join our team then we encourage you to come and see our school for yourself.

    Our school is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and references will be taken up. Under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9, this post holds an Occupational Requirement for a Christian to be appointed to the post.

    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.
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  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Due to the Covid Pandemic, visits to the school during school time, but visits can be arranged outside of school hours by appointment. Please ring the school to arrange on 01282 614463

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application forms and further details are attached to this advert.
    Please return completed application forms electronically 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.