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Ref SCH176825
Salary £47735 to £ 56721 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From SUMMER TERM 2022 
Closing Date NOON 01/11/2021
Emesgate Lane , Silverdale , Carnforth , LA5 0RF
Tel: 01524 701467
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Head-teacher position with effect from April 2022 or earlier if possible. The present head-teacher has been in post for five years. The vacancy arises from her promotion to the headship of a larger local school from January 2022.

The school is located in the heart of the thriving village of Silverdale (pop approx. 1500), which is within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is on the north east shore of Morecambe Bay. The school greatly values its strong links with the parish church of St John. Silverdale is about five miles from junction 35 of the M6 motorway and has a railway service to Lancaster and Barrow. The school was founded in the 1890s; half the buildings are of that date and there have been additions over the last few decades. The school has substantial grounds with views towards the local hills and coast. Further information can be found on the school website. The proportion of pupils for whom Pupil Premium funding is provided is below average. The Governors uphold the school’s strong Christian character and aim for it to be a central hub of the village community.

Could you be the vigorous and dynamic head-teacher who can further inspire our pupils to achieve their full academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural potential?

Governors seek a leader who:
  • Is a practising Christian and who would place Gospel Values at the centre of our school
  • is a strong and committed manager of people and resources, who can ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential
  • Is an outstanding practitioner – there is currently a significant teaching commitment
  • expects excellence in fostering high quality teaching and learning
  • demonstrates and engenders high expectations from all members of the school community
  • can establish and communicate a vision to drive the school towards 'outstanding'
  • has excellent communication and interpersonal skills to relate to parents, pupils, staff and governors

    We can offer:
  • a school full of happy, eager, friendly pupils
  • a distinctive and inclusive spiritual ethos
  • a dedicated staff team who hold high expectations for all learners
  • a commitment to continued professional development for all
  • strong links with parents and the local community
  • a supportive and diligent governing body

    The school is committed to the highest level of safeguarding and the promotion of the health and welfare of all our pupils. The school is developing its curriculum with a focus on the local environment and outdoor learning.

    Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
    Closing date for applications: Monday 1 November – Noon.
    Shortlisting: 8 Monday Nov 2021 at 5.00 pm.
    Applicants will be notified by phone/email.
    Interviews: Wednesday 24th November 2021 – in school; Thursday 25th November 2021 - formal

    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'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

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