Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH04659
Grade Leadership Pay Range L15 - L22
Salary £58135 to £ 70745 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2023 
Closing Date Noon 23/06/2022
Delamere Road , Briercliffe , Burnley , Lancashire , BB10 2JU
Tel: 01282 459421
School website:
Roll: 351
The Governors, staff and children of Briercliffe Primary School are looking to appoint a Head teacher with effect from 1st January 2023.

We wish to appoint a Headteacher who is inspirational, enthusiastic and committed to building upon our current strengths and further develop our school.

This is a great opportunity for a strong and effective leader to make a significant impact and lead a school where every member of staff is dedicated to providing the very best for every child.

In our welcoming and happy school, we are searching for a Headteacher who:
  • Will maintain the caring, respectful and inclusive ethos of the school
  • Will inspire, nurture and motivate our staff and pupils and support their wellbeing while making them feel valued and safe
  • Will continue to build a well-balanced, creative and inclusive curriculum that seeks to prepare our pupils well for adult life and inspires learning.
  • Is a dedicated professional with a passion for education
  • Takes time to build relationships with pupils, staff and parents
  • Works flexibly in partnership with staff, parents, governors and the children
  • Holds high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour
  • Has a proven track record in raising standards and improving outcomes for children
  • Strives to continuously improve the attainment and achievement of our children through rigorous monitoring, evaluation and promoting excellence

    We can offer you:
  • Happy, well behaved children who are eager to learn in an atmosphere where they all feel valued and respected
  • A dedicated and supportive staff and governing body
  • An experienced and established leadership team
  • A vibrant and creative learning environment
  • A commitment to your professional development and an openness to any new ideas that will benefit our children
  • Opportunities to further develop your leadership and management skills within a friendly and forward-thinking school
  • An opportunity to work within a strong cluster of local schools.

    Closing date: 23/6/2022
    Shortlisting: 27/06/2022 at 4.00pm
    Proposed Interviews: 11 and 12/7/2022
    Starting Date: 01/01/2023

    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.
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and prospective candidates can look around school Tuesday 7th June 1.30pm and Thursday 16th June 9.15am.

    Please contact the school office on 01282 459421 and we will arrange for you to be shown round by members of our Governing Board.

    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.