Ref SCH04664
Grade Leadership Pay Range L3 - L8
Salary £44331 to £ 50151 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2023  
Closing Date 12 Noon 15/09/2022
Ringway , Thornton Cleveleys , Lancashire , FY5 2NL
Tel: 01253 854193
School website:
Roll: 210
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The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and talented Deputy Headteacher to work alongside the headteacher, governors, staff and the community to support the future development of our happy, welcoming and successful school.

This vacancy has arisen due to the promotion of the current Deputy Headteacher.

At Northfold we believe in developing the whole child and our school is not just about academic achievement alone. Much of our curriculum helps to develop a child’s physical and mental health as well as their academic achievements.
Our hard-working staff have high personal standards and expend a great deal of effort themselves in the interests of pupils. They insist, firmly, but fairly, on hard work and commitment from pupils and on high standards in everything they do.

The school endeavours to provide a well-balanced education, developing attitudes of tolerance, fair play and conscientious application to work. Every effort is made to provide each child with a firm foundation before moving on to High School. All children are treated as individuals and are encouraged to develop at the pace appropriate to them.

Facilities at the school have been enhanced recently with the construction of a dedicated outdoor classroom which has helped our very popular outdoor lessons to continue whatever the weather.

The successful candidate will:
  • be a highly effective teacher
  • have the drive, determination and leadership skills necessary to make a significant
    contribution to the further development of our school
  • have the ability to motivate and inspire pupils, staff, parents and governors
  • have a proven record of a leadership position in school
  • have strong communication skills

    Northfold can offer:
  • a highly effective senior leadership and curriculum team
  • a dedicated teaching and non-teaching staff who are committed to improving the
    life chances of our pupils
  • pupils who behave well and have positive attitudes to learning
  • a knowledgeable, supportive and proactive governing body

    The school governors take the issue of safeguarding the pupils of the school very seriously and to this end the successful candidate will be required to obtain an enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The successful candidate will also be required to provide documentary proof of identity and qualifications.

    Our Mission Statement is:-

    We aim to provide an environment where everyone challenges themselves to achieve their highest aspirations, develop resilience and feel safe to make mistakes, acquiring skills for life and high moral values. Learning will be fun and meaningful, where children will achieve exceptionally in a supportive, highly cohesive learning community.

    Closing date: 15 September 2022 Noon
    Shortlisting date: 20 September 2022
    Interview date: 29 September 2022

    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:

    Those who are considering applying for this post are encouraged to visit our school before submitting their application. If you would like to visit, please contact the school on 01253 854193 or email: to arrange an appointment. You may also like to visit our website where you will find more information about our school .

    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.