Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 176928
Grade L13-20
Salary £56721 to £ 67364 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From Easter 2022 
Hours 37 per week
Closing Date noon 24/09/2021
Slater Lane , Leyland , Preston , Lancashire , PR26 7SH
Tel: 01772 422572
School website:
Roll: 229
A Christian Family where all are valued, children achieve and the future begins.
Our mission is to serve the community through serving our children. Every child is welcomed regardless of need for ‘who so ever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me’ (Matthew 18.5). Everyone is valued; everyone has worth. We ensure that every child develops within God’s love.

St. James' CE (Aided) Primary School is a school with a distinctly Christian, nurturing, highly inclusive and creative learning environment that was judged as excellent in its most recent SIAMS. Governors wish to appoint a new Headteacher to lead our talented and committed team.
The successful candidate will be:

- A practicing and committed Christian;
- Committed to developing the Christian distinctiveness of the school;
- Able to develop and communicate a clear and distinct Christian vision which enables all stakeholders to flourish;
- A highly effective and knowledgeable primary practitioner with a proven record in leading teaching and learning and securing excellent outcomes for pupils;
- An analytical thinker able to assess and monitor outcomes and implement change as required;
- An approachable, collaborative leader with excellent communication skills who can engage positively with children, staff, parents, church, and the local community;
- Committed to leading an inclusive environment which promotes the very best for all our children.

We can offer you:
- Happy, polite, caring and well behaved children who love school and enjoy learning;
- Hardworking, committed and dedicated staff whose aim is to improve outcomes for children;
- A caring, inclusive, Christian ethos where times of prayer and reflection help us live out our Christian values;
- 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 an outstanding Christian school.

The St James’ governing body is committed to the school delivering Singapore Maths and Forest School and as such the new Headteacher should share this commitment.

For an informal discussion and tour please contact Mrs. Taylor-Bell (Head Teacher) on 01772 422572
Informal visits or telephone discussion are actively encouraged.
Leyland St. James' CE (Aided) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. In addition to the usual references, a faith reference will also be required

- Visits to the school – Monday 13th September – Thursday 16th September (9.30am – 11.30am or 1.30pm – 3pm)

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community

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.
Essential Qualifications
Qualified teacher status
Desirable Qualifications
Evidence of recent and appropriate professional development for the role of
Headteacher (for a first time head)
Evidence of ongoing leadership and management professional development (if a
serving head)
Up to date safeguarding training and knowledge of legislation for the protection of
young people
Experience of undertaking the SENCO role or holding the NASENCO qualification
Essential Experience
Successful leadership as a Deputy Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher
Evidence of successfully leading school improvement
Evidence of the application of strategies to review, evaluate and improve teaching
and learning
Experience of leading curriculum development
Experience of monitoring staff performance
An understanding of strategic financial planning in relation to its contribution to
school improvement and pupil achievement
To have had experience of guiding, mentoring or tr
Desirable Experience
Successful leadership as a Headteacher
Experience of effective budget management and financial analysis
An understanding of strategic financial planning in relation to its contribution to
school improvement and pupil achievement
The ability to provide support and advice to the Governing Board to enable it to
meets its responsibilities
Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Please contact Mrs Taylor-Bell (Headteacher) on 01772 422572

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

School website as well as the TES and Lancashire teaching vacancies website. Return 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.