Ref SCH04616
Grade Leadership Pay Range L2 -L7
Salary £43251 to £ 49019 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 19/04/2022 
Closing Date 12 Noon 31/01/2022
Moorside Road , Brookhouse , Lancaster , LA2 9PJ
Tel: 01524 770241
School website:
Roll: 176
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Following the promotion of the current postholder, the Governors at Caton St. Paulís CE Primary School are looking for an excellent, dedicated and motivated school leader to become our new Deputy Headteacher. Caton St Paul's is a medium-sized school with 170 children on roll, and situated in the Lune Valley, 10 minutes outside Lancaster.

Our team of dedicated staff ensure that our children receive an inspirational education based around our mission statement: ĎOne family, belonging, believing and learning togetherí. Our children are our greatest advert; they are vibrant, enthusiastic and keen to learn. We are also blessed with fabulous outdoor space that we continue to develop and utilise to ensure the children access quality outdoor education. We are looking for someone with strong teaching experience as well as a track record of implementing school improvement, particularly with regards curriculum.

You will also be an excellent, inspiring and creative classroom practitioner who can help us to build upon our successes and continue to develop our strategic vision.

We would like to appoint a Deputy Headteacher who
  • Will provide the best possible learning experiences for our children, staff and community, aiming high at all times
  • Has the capacity to lead and develop a core subject across school
  • Is an excellent teacher, able to share good practice and develop the teaching of others
  • Is committed to further embedding the Christian ethos of the school, based around our Christian vision
  • Is a positive role model who will lead by example and form positive relationships within a team and to bring out the best in others
  • Has an understanding of how to develop and implement a broad and balanced curriculum that offers sequential learning and connectivity
  • Will work together to support the Headteacher to ensure the best possible outcomes for all our children.

    We can offer:
  • A vibrant, positive atmosphere throughout school
  • Caring, respectful, well-behaved children who engage fully with their learning
  • A popular, successful school with the continued support of Governors and parents
  • A shared commitment to providing the best possible education and experiences for the children in our care
  • An experienced, dedicated staff and opportunities for continued professional development.
  • A distinctive, shared Christian vision that permeates through school and the community

    Closing date: 12 Noon 31 January 2022
    Shortlisting date: 07 February 2022
    Interview date: To be confirmed

    Visits to school are encouraged but must be booked at these specific times:
    Tuesday 18 January 9:00am, Wednesday 19 January 2:00pm, Tuesday 25 January 2:00pm, Thursday 26 January 9:00am
    Please ring 01524 770241 to speak to our Bursar, Sally Glennon, to make an appointment.

    Applications must be on the Blackburn Diocese application form. Any applications not on this form will not be considered.
    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:


    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.