Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH176682
Salary £58135 to £ 68347 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01 January 2022 
Closing Date Noon 20/09/2021
St Nicholas Road , Off Dill Hall Lane , Church , Accrington , BB5 4DN
Tel: 01254 381875
School website:
Roll: 192
The Governing Body of Church St Nicholas Church of England Primary School would like to invite applications from suitably qualified, outstanding, inspirational and experienced school leaders to play a pivotal role as Headteacher to lead our happy and hardworking school to further success. This is an exciting opportunity for a practising Christian who can show commitment to maintaining and developing our Outstanding Christian ethos, visions and values. The successful candidate will be equipped to not only to maintain our most recent Ofsted judgement of Good, but will play a significant role in moving our school towards Outstanding.

We are looking for a leader who:

Has a strong Christian faith and will uphold and sustain the spiritual and caring ethos of our Church of England Primary School
Has experience as an innovative and outstanding classroom practitioner
Has high expectations of children's learning and behaviour
Has knowledge and experience of assessment for learning, data analysis and rigorous self-evaluation and review practices
Has vision, energy and enthusiasm for challenge and Growth Mindset
Has experience in successfully leading curriculum school development
Has a commitment to their own professional development
Has a strong commitment to raising standards across the school
Has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and is experienced in establishing and maintaining good professional relationships

In return, we can offer:

A school with an exceptionally caring and nurturing environment underpinned by our strong Christian ethos where all members of the community can thrive
An opportunity to work with a fully supportive governing body as well as conscientious, enthusiastic and committed staff
Happy and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn, enjoy challenge and are proud of themselves and their school
Continuing Professional Development opportunities
Effective and growing relationships with parents, parishioners and the wider community
A school where Gospel values are central to the every day work we do with each of our children

Closing date: Monday 20th September at 12 Noon
Shortlisting: Thursday 7th October
Pre-Interview Visit: Monday 18th October
Interview date: Wednesday 20th October

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:

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For an informal discussion please contact the school.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed in conjunction with current risk assessment processes. To arrange a visit, or find out more, please contact the Office on 01254381875 or email

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

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