Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 176000
Salary £55338 to £ 65735 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2022 
Closing Date 12 noon 10/09/2021
Higher Walton Road , Walton-le-Dale , Preston , Lancashire , PR5 4HD
Tel: 01772 555436
School website:
Roll: 182
The Governors of St Patrick's are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who is committed to building an exceptional and caring learning environment where all members of the school community can thrive.

St Patrick's is a warm and welcoming family school where all the staff and Governors work hard to ensure all children get the best possible educational experience in a safe environment. St Patrick's is a Good school (Ofsted January 2020) with an ambition to become Outstanding and has an inclusive and caring Catholic ethos.

We are looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational leader who:
  • has the vision and dedication to take on the challenge of leading this 'good' school
  • works with mission integrity for the benefit of all within the school community
  • has a clear strategic direction
  • will challenge and empower staff to be the best they can be
  • will develop and sustain a learning culture for all across our school
  • will foster children's enjoyment of learning whilst ensuring high levels of achievement
  • will develop the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school

    We can offer you:

  • fantastic children who are eager to learn
  • Governing Board which is fully committed to a brighter future for the whole school community
  • Parents that take a keen interest in their children's development
  • support for your professional development
  • excellent local and borough wide collaborative links
  • support from both the Diocese and the Local Authority

    Closing Date: 12 Noon, Friday 10th September
    Shortlisting: Wednesday 15th September
    Interview: Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th September

    Please note previous applicants are welcome to apply.

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

    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.
    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Sarah Barrett the Chair of Governors via

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Completed applications must be submitted electronically

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