Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH176632
Salary £58135 to £ 69031 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2022 
Closing Date 12 noon 17/09/2021
Greenacre Street , Clitheroe , BB7 1ED
Tel: 01200 423599
School website:
Roll: 315
Due to the impending retirement of our headteacher, the Governors of Clitheroe St James’ are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher.

We are:
  • a Christian-faith based school, with strong links to our church. Together we serve the whole of the Clitheroe and wider community.
  • situated in the delightful Ribble Valley, with its rural beauty, and good connections to Manchester and the rail and motorway networks.
  • an OFSTED rated ‘Good’ and SIAMS rated ‘Outstanding’ school with the aspiration and capacity for further development.
  • closely associated with Bowland Pre-School, who, by arrangement, share our premises.

    We offer you:
  • a strong Christian ethos, and excellent support from the church, including from the church’s Children and Family Worker.
  • a friendly, welcoming, and inclusive school, with an experienced, committed, and hard-working staff.
  • positive, happy children who enjoy learning.
  • an experienced Governing Body ready to support you, challenge you, and celebrate your achievements.
  • a rich, exciting, and creative curriculum.
  • a brand new modular EYFS/KS1 building and fully refurbished KS2 building
  • extensive grounds including eco zone and outdoor classroom which support our forest school and forest church, leading onto a recently developed community nature reserve.
  • a commitment to your continuing professional development.

    We are looking for:
  • a practising Christian who will continue to maintain close links with our church and place Christian values at the centre of our school.
  • an outstanding leader, who can foster outstanding practice across the school.
  • a person with the drive, vision, and enthusiasm to continue the successful development of our school.
  • someone who will further enhance the school’s strong reputation in the community
  • a person passionate for learning, in its widest sense, across the school.
  • someone with the ability to foster excellent relationships with all.

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

    The post we are advertising 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 which 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 welcomed by prior arrangement. Please contact the school office on 01200 423599

    Pre-Interview Visit for shortlisted candidates: Thursday 14th October 2021

    If you have further questions, please see: or telephone 01200 423599

    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.