Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH176824
Grade Leadership Pay Range L14 - L21
Salary £58135 to £ 68347 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2022 
Closing Date 12 Noon 30/09/2021
Tabor Street , Burnley , Lancashire , BB12 0HL
Tel: 01282 429419
School website:
Roll: 208
Whittlefield Primary and Nursery School in Burnley wish to recruit an inspirational and strategic headteacher with the skills and abilities to build on our excellent achievements to date and who will uphold our ethos and strong sense of family. Central to our approach and integral to our culture is the inclusivity and nurture of our children, supporting their growth, achievement, and happiness.

Our children would especially welcome a Headteacher who:
Is approachable and a good listener and believes in them
Is kind, caring and empathetic but who can also be fun
Will encourage, inspire and motivate them in their learning
Will continue some of our local traditions as well as introducing exciting new ideas

Key attributes also expected within the role, will be a determination to achieve school improvement, which will be based on a thorough knowledge of latest curriculum approaches and a passion for the learning and development of each and every child. Especially in current times, the ability to react positively and promptly to latest government guidance, communicating any changes, approaches or information in a calm, balanced and informative manner to the school community is also important.

Our school is located just off junction 10 of the M65 and holds accessible rail, road and public transport links. Burnley as a town is surrounded by lovely countryside, is centrally located close to major cities, has housing that is competitively priced and not forgetting our premier league football team.

Like you, we want the best for our children, and we need a Head Teacher who can ensure the highest quality of education and teaching so that every child reaches their potential and is confident and happy. Our vision is Dream, Believe, Achieve - can you help our children to dream big, believe in themselves and achieve the best that they can be?

Our highest priority is keeping our children safe, therefore, a commitment to safeguarding where you demonstrate and value the welfare of our children is essential, as is holding all staff, visitors and volunteers accountable for their contribution and abidance to the safeguarding regulations.

Closing date: Thursday, 30th September 2021 at 12 noon
Pre Application Visits to School: Tuesdays 14th, 21st 28th September or
Thursday 16th September
Shortlisting: 6th October 2021
Pre-Interview School Visit Monday 18th October 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 19th October 2021

More Information can be found at
Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

To arrange a visit to the school on the dates identified, please contact our School Office on 01282 429419.

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Please note completed applications will only be accepted electronically. Please return to:

Rehabilitation Act Of Offenders Act 1974 - Details of any criminal record spent or unspent should be sent to the chair of governors by the closing date.

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