Moss Lane , Leyland , Preston , Lancashire , PR25 4SJ
Tel: 01772 423767
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Roll: 222
This is an exciting opportunity to become the Deputy Headteacher at St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Leyland and help our school on the next phase of it's journey. We are looking for an inspirational and outstanding leader to help raise standards across our whole school. The Governor's would like to appoint a committed and practising Catholic who is dedicated to building an exceptional school where all children can fulfil their potential.

Our Mission Statement
Loving and learning through faith, family and friendship

About St Catherine's Catholic Primary School
St Catherine's is located in Leyland, a short distance from the M6 to the South of Preston. We serve the parish of St Catherine's with the majority of our children coming from Leyland itself.

Recently the school has appointed a new Headteacher and this post offers the opportunity to create a new leadership team which can take the school on the next steps of it's journey. Our school has masses of potential. We have bright, eager children, a supportive staff and extensive grounds.

We are looking for someone who is not only an outstanding practitioner but also has the drive and skills to lead a team so as to raise standards across the whole school, for all children. We are looking for someone who can relate well to all members of the school community and through their commitment to excellence is able to lead by example.

If you believe that you could make a difference in our school, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We can offer you:
  • polite and hardworking children who are eager to please
  • hardworking and committed staff who want all of our children to succeed
  • the support of an experienced Headteacher
  • a caring, inclusive, Catholic ethos where times of prayer and reflection draw us closer to God.
  • support for your professional development and well-being.
  • a close working partnership between the Church, parents and the local community.
  • a governing body, which is fully committed and supportive of continuing to develop the school as a leading Catholic school.

    Safeguarding information
    St Catherine's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding, to promoting the welfare of children and adhering to the Equality Act 2010. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. References will be checked prior to interview and are integral to the recruitment process. Please note that open or generic references will not be accepted as part of a safer recruitment process.

    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.

    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Appointments can be made to view the school on Friday 3rd September (10.00am) and Wednesday 8th September (10.00am).

    To make an appointment please contact

    Subject to the number of people wishing to view the school, we may stagger visiting times in order to comply with Covid regulations.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable 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.