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Ref SCH176800
Salary £49019 to £ 58135 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01 January 2022 
Closing Date Noon 27/09/2021
Bolton Road , Abbey Village , Chorley , PR6 8DD
Tel: 01254 830489
School website:
Roll: 56
The Governors of Abbey Village Primary School would like to welcome a new headteacher to our school from January 2022.

Our school has a long tradition of providing excellent education for our local children across the generations and, as this post includes a teaching role (currently 0.4), we are looking for an outstanding teacher who is a highly motivated leader able to inspire our children to achieve their best. Our approach to teaching and learning aims to encourage every child to develop a love of learning, unlock their true potential and prepare them to successfully meet the challenges of the next stage of their education and their lives.

The school has mixed age classes and from September 2021 we will operate 3 classes: Sunnyhurst (Reception and Year 1) with a maximum of 5 nursery children to join the school in January 2022, Anglezarke ( Year 2 and Year 3) and Roddlesworth ( Years 4, 5 and 6). Total school numbers on roll for September 2021 are expected to be 56.

What can we offer you?
  • Happy and friendly children who enjoy their life in school and arrive each day ready to learn.
  • An opportunity to lead an excellent team of creative, talented and dedicated teaching and support staff whilst retaining some teaching duties.
  • The prospect of leading and growing our school during the next stage of its development.
  • A supportive and enthusiastic governing body.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • A beautiful rural location on the edge of the West Pennine Moors with easy access via M6, M61 and M65 motorways.
  • A traditional building with a long history of educating and supporting generations of local children.

    We are looking for a headteacher who:

  • Has excellent communication and inter-personal skills relating to pupils, parents, staff and governors.
  • Is empathetic and collaborative, willing to take on board suggestions from others and communicate their decisions clearly and assertively.
  • Has a clear educational philosophy and vision and a desire to enhance and develop the existing strengths of the school. We are aspiring to be an outstanding school.
  • Holds high expectations of children's achievement and behaviour.
  • Is an excellent communicator and is able to build trust and respect through thoughtful and confident leadership.
  • Can build strong relationships using community engagement and active marketing to increase the pupil roll of our school.

    Key Dates:
    Closing date for applications ~ Monday 27th September 2021 at 12 noon.
    Shortlisting: ~ Monday 4th October 2021.
    Interviews: ~ Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th October 2021
    Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please phone the school bursar on 01254 830489 to make arrangements.
    Many thanks for considering this position and we very much look forward to receiving your application.

    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.

  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Please phone the school bursar on 01254 830489

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Completed applications should be returned 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.