Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH11015A
Salary £56721 to £ 67364 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2022 
Closing Date 12 Noon 17/06/2021 
Bradshaw Row , Church , Accrington , BB5 4HG
Tel: 01254 233382
School website:
Roll: 230
The Governors, staff and children of Sacred Heart R.C Primary School are looking to appoint a Head teacher with effect from January 2022 or sooner by arrangement. This vacancy is being advertised due to the sad and unexpected death of our substantive Headteacher, Mrs Welch.

We wish to appoint a Headteacher who is a practising Catholic, inspirational, enthusiastic and committed to the role and school. Someone who will build upon our current strengths and further develop our school.

This is a great opportunity for a strong and effective leader to make a significant impact and contribute at a school which places the children at the centre of all it does.

In our welcoming and happy school, we are searching for a Headteacher who:
  • Will maintain the caring, respectful and inclusive Catholic ethos of the school
  • Will inspire, nurture and motivate our staff and pupils and support their wellbeing while making them feel valued
  • Will continue to build our school culture and curriculum based on gospel values which takes account of the richness and diversity of the school community
  • Is a dedicated professional with a passion for education
  • Takes time to build relationships with pupils, staff and parents
  • Works flexibly in partnership with staff, parents, governors and the children
  • Holds high expectations of children's achievement and behaviour
  • Has a proven track record in raising standards and improving outcomes for children
  • Strives to continuously improve the attainment and achievement of our children through rigorous monitoring and evaluation, promoting excellence and challenging poor performance
  • Will bring a fresh approach to the role, has the vigour to challenge the children, staff and themselves to achieve.

    We can offer you:
  • Happy, well behaved children who are eager to learn in an atmosphere where they all feel valued and respected
  • A dedicated, experienced and supportive staff and governing body
  • A vibrant, fun and creative learning environment
  • A commitment to your professional development and an openness to any new ideas that will benefit our children
  • Opportunities to further develop your leadership and management skills within a friendly and forward-thinking Catholic school and an opportunity for support and mentorship from an experienced Catholic Headteacher (for first time headteachers)
  • An opportunity to work within a strong cluster of local schools

    Please visit our school website for further information.

    The successful candidate will be required to undergo Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records bureau (CRB) and obtain any other statutorily required clearance.

    Our school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    Shortlisting: 22nd June 2021
    Starting Date: 1st January 2022 or sooner by arrangement

    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 our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01254 233382 and we will arrange for you to be shown round by members of our Governing Board

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application Form attached.
    Please return completed applications 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.