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"With Jesus at the centre of all we do and say"

Salary: 3-8. NOR: 128
Required 1st September 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our school which was rated as good by Ofsted in 2017 and in our Section 48 inspection of November 2018. Governors are seeking to appoint a strong, highly motivated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher who is a practising and committed Catholic, to join our dedicated and caring school team. In partnership with the Headteacher you will work effectively and pro-actively with the children, parents, governing body, staff, the church and the local community.

St. Joseph's is a small mixed aged Catholic Primary School, located in Barnoldswick in Lancashire and close to North Yorkshire. It is a successful school, committed to raising standards of achievement. We have wonderful children, supportive parents, dedicated staff and governors.

We are looking for a leader who:-

  • As a practising Catholic will lead by example to continue to promote and develop the strong Catholic ethos of our school
  • Is an excellent classroom practitioner who leads by example and who motivates, inspires and challenges staff and children to reach their true potential
  • Understands how pupils learn and helps them make excellent progress
  • Will support the Headteacher with strong leadership
  • Is able to share the vision of the Headteacher, Governors and Staff for an outstanding future

    We offer the successful candidate:

  • A happy and caring school with a strong Catholic ethos
  • A caring and supportive staff team, who are committed to ensuring every child reaches their true potential
  • Continuous development opportunities to support your ambitions for future leadership progression
  • Delightful children who are enthusiastic, well behaved and enjoy learning
  • A family atmosphere, working closely with our supportive families and the Church community

    The successful candidate could start higher up on the pay range depending upon expertise and experience.

  • Shortlisting: Monday 17th May
  • Interviews: Friday 28th May 2021

    Rehabilitation 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:

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    Applications must be made using the attached CES Application Form only.
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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.