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Ref 174899
Grade L18 - L24
Salary £64143 to £ 74295 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2021 
Closing Date 12.00 Noon 19/04/2021 

Tel: 01282 865597
School website:
Roll: 386
This is a great opportunity for an ambitious school leader with a passion for improving outcomes for young people. The post holder will have a track record of outstanding teaching and curriculum development as well as a collaborative approach to school improvement. This opportunity should appeal to aspirational Deputy / Assistant Headteachers.

The Pennine Trust is a relatively new, vibrant, cross phase multi-academy trust which has been jointly established by three primary schools and one secondary school. The Trust has evolved from the successful collaboration between four schools with shared family values. The core values which embody the ethos of the schools are: Innovate; Inspire; Include.

Lord Street is a founding member of the Trust and has a long standing tradition of serving the community in the heart of Colne. The school's family ethos provides a nurturing environment enabling children of all abilities to flourish. There is a dedicated and supportive staff team, who are committed to further improving the opportunities for children in their care. Pupils are proud of their school, enjoy their experiences and exhibit good behaviour and attitudes to learning.

The most recent Ofsted inspection, prior to academisation, judged Lord Street to be good in all areas. More recently, the staff have been developing new innovative approaches to teaching and learning, which are now beginning to have a notable impact on the progress of pupils at the school. Another notable development has been the creation of a forest school, which has considerable further potential.

We are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who will:

Create and demonstrate an ethos of high expectations, respect, trust, loyalty and accountability, forging positive relationships throughout the school community.

Be an active visible presence around the school, lead by example and model excellence in teaching and learning.

Establish and sustain high-quality, expert teaching across all subjects, based on an evidence-informed understanding of effective teaching and ensuring high quality training and sustained professional development of all staff.

Ensure the curriculum is ambitious, broad and balanced, coherently sequenced and meets the specific needs of all pupils.

Embody our ethos and values and be dedicated to working in partnership across the Trust with school leaders and under the guidance of the Executive Leadership Team.

Build on existing strengths and develop systems that will further enhance school effectiveness.

For an informal conversation about the role or to arrange a visit please contact Miss K Dobney at or 01282 508624 ext 102.

The Pennine Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure. Our policy and practice is in line with the Department for Education's `Keeping Children Safe in Education' Guidance.

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.
Essential Qualifications
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Degree in a relevant subject area
Desirable Qualifications
Evidence of further personal study or professional development
A relevant leadership qualification

Essential Experience
Substantial experience in a senior leadership role, e.g. as a Headteacher or deputy or assistant Headteacher.
Evidence of leading and managing curriculum design and implementation
Evidence of successful implementation of strategies to improve teaching and learning to raise the standards of achievement for all pupils.
Evidence of effective teaching, assessment and target setting.
Desirable Experience
Working in collaboration with professionals in other schools and contexts. For example as an SLE
Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Miss K Dobney
01282 508624 ext 102

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Application form attached. Please return to
Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached

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