Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref SCH04666
Grade Leadership Pay Range L14 - L21
Salary £58135 to £ 69031 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2023 
Closing Date Noon 02/09/2022
Burnley Road , Crawshawbooth , Rossendale , BB4 8AN
Tel: 01706 228664
School website:
Roll: 301
The pupils, staff and Governors of Crawshawbooth Primary School are looking to appoint an energetic and dedicated Headteacher who has a passion for learning and the ability to lead our enthusiastic team of staff and inspire our school community. It is essential that our new Headteacher is an excellent communicator to children, parents, carers, staff, and governors so that we can continue the growth of exemplary teamwork throughout the school to ensure that the school culture is best for teaching and learning. Crawshawbooth already comprises a superb cohort of teaching and ancillary staff, our requirement is for a Headteacher that matches the enthusiasm, dedication, and ambition of that team.

Our school is situated in the rural valley of Rossendale in Lancashire. We have just over 300 children on roll who are keen to learn in a supportive and friendly environment. The children are the heart of our school and itís essential that we have a Headteacher who can lead primarily with kindness and inclusivity of all children.
This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a school at the heart of its community and take our school on to the next stage of our journey, by incorporating a clear vision for our future development and plan what that journey might look like. You will be supported by an excellent team of staff and a dynamic, forward thinking governing board.
It is an exciting opportunity for the Headteacher who, as a dynamic, innovative, and experienced professional, will lead the school to become the best it can be and fully meet the needs of the community it serves in an ever-changing educational landscape.

About You
To be successful, you must be able to demonstrate a proven record of accomplishment of working with children, have recent school leadership experience, superb teamworking skills and be committed to providing the children with a high-quality education and environment.
You will:
  • Have a proven record of planning for and raising achievement across the school and the skills to maintain and accelerate pupil progress and attainment;
  • Be someone who has experience as a classroom practitioner, with experience of teaching across the full primary age range;
  • Demonstrate strong and inspiring leadership;
  • Have strength in communication and inter-personal skills at all levels across all stakeholders;
  • Be able to demonstrate inclusion, collaboration, and empathy for all members of the school community, able to coach and develop all staff;
  • Be inspiring and believe in the value of extracurricular activities for increasing the confidence and abilities of the children;
  • Think about the bigger picture, plan, and execute the way in which to get there; and
  • Be an inclusive and inspiring communicator, someone that can build and grow strong relationships with staff, pupils, and parent community, being present, visible, and available to those groups.
    We can offer you:
  • A happy, caring, and supportive school, with well-behaved children who respect each other and have a passion for learning;
  • An excellent school location in a beautiful area;
  • A Governing Body that is committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues including the wellbeing of all. They are experienced, committed, and passionate about our school and wish to ensure our children reach their full potential;
  • Support from the parents, a dedicated staff team and the Local Authority; and
  • An ambitious curriculum, which aims to give every child a love for learning and enriching opportunities.

    If you feel ready to be our next Headteacher and you can bring your experience, enthusiasm, passion, commitment, and energy to deliver our vision for our wonderful children and motivated staff, we would love to hear from you.
    Closing date: 02/09/2022 Noon
    Shortlisting date: 12/09/2022
    Interview date: 27/09/2022
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    There will be opportunities to look round the school on Thursday 14th July or Thursday 1st September 2022
    Please contact or 01706228668 to arrange

    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.