Bournes Row , Off Gregson Lane , Hoghton , Preston , PR5 0DQ
Tel: 01254 853473
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The Governors of Brindle St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are delighted to invite applications for the newly established post of Assistant Headteacher at our school. St Joseph’s is a small, caring, Catholic Primary School located in a semi-rural location close to Preston, Chorley and Blackburn.

Our new Assistant Headteacher will be dynamic, committed to our school and its pupils, and work as an innovative leader possessing resilience, and a strong personal drive able to bring great ideas to enhance our school further. The main priorities of this post are to create leadership capacity within the school, ensure effective teaching and learning, and secure excellent outcomes for all our pupils. Through their work, our new Assistant Headteacher will support our whole school community to, “love, learn and follow Jesus.”

We are looking to appoint someone who:

  • Is committed to the Catholic life of our school and is a role model in supporting a clear vision for Catholic education.
  • Has a clear vision of how to further improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school and be a key driver in this process
  • a highly motivated and inspirational teacher with a successful track record in working with children with a wide range of educational needs
  • Is an excellent classroom practitioner with a commitment to high standards
  • Is a strategic thinker, able to lead, inspire and motivate both staff and pupils
  • Can demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organisational, and communication skills
  • Can build warm, positive and inclusive relationships with all staff, pupils and parents
  • Is committed to making a difference to the lives and achievements of all pupils at St Joseph’s

    Our school community is proud to offer our new Assistant Headteacher:
  • A caring and safe school with a warm and nurturing ethos rooted in the Catholic faith,
  • Friendly, supportive colleagues who are committed to providing high-quality teaching and learning to all of our pupils
  • Happy, well behaved and enthusiastic pupils
  • Supportive parents
  • A school in a beautiful, semi-rural location with fantastic outdoor space including a Forest School and large playing fields.
  • Opportunities for you to develop professionally and to make a difference within our school community;
  • The opportunity to work collaboratively with other schools in the area and the Archdiocese.
  • An experienced, skilled Governing Body, who are dedicated in their support and challenge of the school.

    Closing date: 12 Noon 23 September 2022
    Shortlisting date: 04 October 2022
    Pre- Interview date: 17 October 2022
    Interview date: 18 October 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.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.
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    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.