Ref 184843
Salary £56796 to £ 67351 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2023 
Closing Date 12 Noon 23/03/2023
Gisburn Road , Bolton-by-Bowland , Clitheroe , BB7 4NP
Tel: 01200 447632
School website:
Number on roll 34 and 39. Total Across both school 73

Are you our next inspirational Executive Headteacher?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational and dynamic Executive Headteacher to lead both our high achieving schools, which have worked successfully together in collaboration since September 2009.
The postholder will be the substantive Headteacher of both schools in the collaboration with the full-time substantive contract being held at Grindleton CE School.

Bolton By Bowland CE Primary and Grindleton CE Primary Schools are small rural church schools (4 miles apart), situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The villages have excellent links to the A59 and motorways. Both schools have an emphasis on nurturing and family values, high achievement and maintain strong links with their communities. Our children are fortunate to be taught in small classes and in an enviable location.

We can offer:
  • A fantastic opportunity to be instrumental in shaping the schools’ future
  • Happy, well behaved and enthusiastic children who strive to learn and achieve
  • A strong team of dedicated, friendly and welcoming staff
  • Supportive and committed governors and parents
  • Well-resourced schools with good facilities including ICT and extensive grounds.

    Our next Head teacher will:
  • Place our children at the centre of the collaboration
  • Inspire and motivate through innovative leadership
  • Demonstrate drive, experience and creativity to build on our current high standards of teaching
  • Demand ambitious standards for all pupils
  • Articulate clear values and moral purpose
  • Share and promote our strong Christian ethos
  • Have excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Understand the opportunities of working in 2 rural communities.

    Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974 - details of any criminal record spent or unspent should be sent to the chair of governors at school address by the closing date.

    Interviews will be held on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2023

    The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

    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:

    Visits to both schools are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the School Bursar/Secretary at Grindleton CE Primary School, Jackie Ingham, to make an appointment.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached
    Please return completed applications 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.