Apply online HEADTEACHER

Brownedge Lane , Bamber Bridge , Preston , Lancashire , PR5 6TA
Tel: 01772 336650
School website:
Roll: 292
NOR: 292 Required for Summer Term 2022
(Leadership Spine points L14 to L21 £58,135 to £68,347 per annum)
Governors are willing to consider the flexibility available within the school teachersí pay and conditions document 2015

Are you a practising Catholic with the drive and enthusiasm to lead our school? Due to the resignation of our current and well respected Headteacher, the children, staff and governors are seeking a new Headteacher, who is committed to building an exceptional and caring learning environment where all members of the school community can thrive.

We are looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational leader who:
  • has the vision and dedication to take on the challenge of leading our Catholic school
  • works with mission integrity for the benefit of all within the school community
  • has a clear strategic direction
  • will challenge and empower staff to be the best they can be
  • will develop and sustain a learning culture for all across our school
  • will foster childrenís enjoyment of learning whilst ensuring high levels of achievement
  • will support a consistent approach to leading behaviour management
  • will understand the needs of our families and work closely with them
  • will develop the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school

    We can offer:
  • fantastic children who are eager to learn
  • Governing Board which is fully committed to a brighter future for the whole school community
  • a hardworking staff team
  • support for your professional development
  • excellent local area collaborative links
  • support from both the Diocese and the local authority

    Closing Date: 17th January 2022 12 noon
    Shortlisting: 20th January 2022
    Interview: 27th January 2022 and each shortlisted applicant to deliver a Collective Worship in school on 24th January 2022, which is part of the selection process.

    St. Maryís and St. Benedictís Roman Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    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 and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01772 336650.

    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.