Ref 182005
Grade L10 -L14
Salary £52983 to £ 58421 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2023 or sooner 
Closing Date 12.00 pm 04/07/2022
St Anne's Road , Ormskirk , Lancashire , L39 4TA
Tel: 01695 570335
School website:
Roll: 713

The Governors of this high achieving and highly successful school wish to appoint an Assistant Headeacher from 1st January 2023 or sooner. The Archdiocese of Liverpool judged the school to be ‘Outstanding’ stating, “St Bede’s provides outstanding Catholic education”. Ofsted judged the school to be ‘Good’ in all categories, May 2019.The report stated that ‘the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas.

This may indicate that the school has improved significantly overall. Therefore, I am recommending that the school’s next inspection be a section 5 inspection’. Our school has a strong Catholic mission at the centre of its community life. Our values are centred on love, faith and hope .

We believe that we are part of God’s creative process, providing the opportunity for each individual to flourish in order to serve the Common good. Governors are looking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher who will support the Headteacher and build on a well-established reputation and culture of high achievement. Our vision is a lived ambition and all we do is centred on creating a school that can ‘…deliver a world class Catholic education that encourages our students to want to make the world a better place.

The successful candidate will have recent successful leadership experience in middle leadership or a similar senior leadership role, and either be a practicing Catholic or be supportive of the schools Catholic mission with the energy and commitment to carry forward the schools Catholic ethos. They will also have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire pupils, staff, parents and Governors in pursuit of the schools strategic development and be able to exemplify how the needs of the pupils have been met through high quality teaching.

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 and tours of the school by appointment with Mrs Southworth on the mornings of 22nd & 23rd June. Please ring direct on 01695 583192.

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.