Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH04614
Salary £58135 to £ 68347 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2022 
Closing Date NOON 27/01/2022
Hudson Street , Accrington , BB5 2HS
Tel: 01254 233020
School website:
Roll: 194
The governors of Woodnook Primary School are seeking to appoint an inspirational head teacher who will embrace both the strengths of the past and the challenges of the future through their vision, drive and ambition.
This is an exciting opportunity to lead a successful school in a diverse community. In return we can offer high levels of support, hardworking staff and enthusiastic children who have a love of learning; our new head teacher should look to further enhance our vision for the school, taking full responsibility for the ongoing quality of education for our children.
We are looking for a head teacher who will:
  • Have the vision, passion and enthusiasm to motivate and inspire children and staff to achieve their full potential.
  • Make learning a happy experience, whilst ensuring that children benefit from the highest standards of teaching, promoting the highest of ambitions.
  • Maintain consistently high expectations.
  • Promote effective engagement with parents and the wider community, increasing the profile of the school.
  • Provide the highest levels of support for staff well-being.
  • Demonstrate drive, experience and creativity to build on our current high standards of teaching through continuous school improvement
  • Have a wider focus on education including provision for our youngest learners.
    Together we can offer:
  • A fantastic school that is at the heart of the local community.
  • A welcoming, safe and happy environment with committed and enthusiastic children and staff where everyone is respected.
  • Exciting opportunities to help lead a highly motivated and talented staff team.
  • A supportive governing body.
  • Further career development and opportunity.

    Visits to the school are strongly advised and warmly welcomed. Please contact Nicola Trayner Please note school will be open from January 4th 2022.
    To find out more about the role, the school and the job description and specification, please download the supporting candidate pack. If you think you have the experience and knowledge to fulfil this role then please submit your application via the LCC vacancies website before the closing date on the 27th January 2022

  • Closing date Thursday 27th January 2022 at midday
  • Shortlisting Tuesday 1st February 2022
  • Possible Pre-Interview Meeting Tuesday 8th February, 2022
  • Interview Wednesday 9th February, 2022

    Woodnook Primary school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share the commitment to this.

    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.

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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.