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“With Jesus at the centre of all we do and say”

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.

  • Closing date: Noon on Thursday 30th September 2021
  • Shortlisting: Monday 4th October 2021
  • Interviews: Thursday 14th October 2021
  • Starting Date: 1st January 2022

    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

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    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by arrangement. Covid restrictions will be in place. Please contact the School Office to make an appointment Tel: 01282 813045

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Applications must be made using the CES Application Form only. Application form attached, please return completed 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.