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Ref SCH177968
Salary £58135 to £ 68347 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From ASAP 
Closing Date NOON 10/12/2021
St Nicholas Road , Off Dill Hall Lane , Church , Accrington , BB5 4DN
Tel: 01254 381875
School website:
Roll: 196
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, vision and values. The successful candidate will be equipped to not only 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 flourish
  • 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
  • Extensive, secure grounds with fabulous outdoor learning opportunities available for all pupils
  • Continuing Professional Development opportunities
  • Effective and growing relationships with parents, parishioners and the wider community
  • A school where Gospel values are central to the everyday work we do with each of our children

    Closing date: 12 Noon on Friday 10th December 2021
    Shortlisting: Thursday 6th January 2022
    Pre-Interview Visit: Wednesday 19th January 2022
    Interview date: Thursday 20th January 2022
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  • Proposed Interview Date:

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