Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH04612
Grade Leadership Pay Range L14 -L21
Salary £58135 to £ 69031 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2022 
Closing Date 12 Noon 20/01/2022
Preston Road , Clayton Green , Chorley , PR6 7EB
Tel: 01772 335861
School website:
Roll: 210
Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher, the Governing Body of St Bede’s Catholic Primary School would like to invite applications from suitably qualified, inspirational and experienced school leaders to play a pivotal role as our Headteacher. We are looking for a motivated leader to work in partnership with the Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team to lead our happy and hardworking school to further success. This is an exciting opportunity for a practising Catholic who can show commitment to maintaining and developing our Catholic ethos, vision and values. St Bede’s is a school with a distinctly nurturing, highly inclusive and creative learning environment that was judged as excellent in its most recent RE Section 48 Inspection.
We are a happy school where children are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in a caring and supportive environment. We value each child as a unique individual and support them in their educational journey, thereby ensuring our mission statement is fulfilled - To Love, Learn and Serve.

We are looking for a leader who:
  • Is a practising Catholic with a commitment to communicate and carry forward a coherent and shared vision for the Catholic ethos of the school.
  • Is a highly effective and knowledgeable primary practitioner with a proven record in leading teaching and learning and securing excellent outcomes for pupils.
  • Has knowledge and experience of assessment for learning, data analysis and rigorous self-evaluation and review practices.
  • Has experience in successfully leading curriculum school development.
  • Has a commitment to their own professional development.
  • Has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and is experienced in establishing and maintaining good professional relationships.
  • Is an approachable, collaborative leader with excellent communication skills who can engage positively with children, staff, parents, parish, and the local community.
  • Is committed to leading an inclusive environment which promotes the very best for all our children.

    In return, we can offer:

  • 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 governing body, which is fully committed and supportive of continuing to develop the school.
  • A caring, inclusive, Catholic ethos where times of prayer and reflection help us live out our Catholic values.
  • Support for your professional development and well-being.
  • A close working partnership between the parish, parents and the local community.

    Closing date – Thursday 20th January 2022 at 12 noon
    Short listing – Thursday 27th January 2022
    Interview date – Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th February 2022

    Please view the person specification and job description before arranging a viewing and applying.

    St Bede’s School is committed to all aspects of safeguarding and as such, this post is subject to enhanced DBS disclosures.

    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.

    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed in conjunction with our current risk assessment process. To arrange a visit with Mrs Valerie Plant, please contact the School Office on 01772 335861 or email

    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.