Ref 182915
Salary £49019 to £ 55338 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2023 
Closing Date 9.00am 29/09/2022
Oaklands Drive , Penwortham , Preston , Lancashire , PR1 0RH
Tel: 01772 744449
School website:
Roll: 380
Following the retirement of the current post holder, the Headteacher and the Governing Board of this good school are looking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher from January 2023.

Whitefield Primary School is looking for an individual who is committed to working alongside the Headteacher and Governors in our continued drive towards outstanding.

This position is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to lead, plan, learn, challenge, coach, teach and empower others alongside the Senior Leadership Team.
They must show initiative and drive and be able to make decisions with the ability to be flexible and adapt to unknown situations quickly and effectively in a calm and considered way.

The successful candidate will:
  • be a highly effective teacher who provides consistent and high quality teaching and learning opportunities
  • 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 leadership in a school
  • have strong communication skills

    Whitefield can offer:
  • opportunities to further develop your professional aspirations
  • a dedicated and supportive team who are committed to improving outcomes for our children
  • high quality teaching and learning opportunities for all our pupils
  • pupils who behave well and have positive attitudes to learning
  • a knowledgeable, supportive and proactive governing board

    Visits to school prior to application are encouraged.
    Visits dates: Thursday 15th September 2022, 9.15am or Tuesday 20th September, 2pm – please contact school on 01772 744449 to book in.

    To gain further information, please see the application pack attached which includes a person specification, job description and welcome letter from the Chair of the Governing Board.  The application form is attached.
    Completed application forms are returnable to: Julie Garry, Business Manager, Whitefield Primary School, Oaklands Drive, Preston, PR1 0RH.
    Closing date – Thursday 29th September 2022, 9am
    Shortlisting date – Thursday 6th October, 4pm
    Proposed interview dates – Wednesday 12th October 2022 and Thursday 13th October 2022.

    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.

    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
  • Essential Qualifications
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return completed application forms 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.