Ref 185439
Salary £48894 to £ 55359 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2023 
Closing Date 12 noon 23/03/2023
Bradshaw Row , Church , Accrington , BB5 4HG
Tel: 01254 233382
School website:
Roll: 200
The School Community at Sacred Heart RC Primary School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational Deputy who can support the Headteacher in leading the school to the next stage on its exciting journey.
Governors invite applications from practising Catholic teachers who are committed to building an exceptional and caring learning environment where all members of the school community can thrive.

We are seeking a Deputy Headteacher who:
  • has a clear vision and understanding of Catholic education and a commitment to promote the Catholic ethos throughout the whole school community
  • is a model of excellent teaching, passionate in developing high expectations and striving for excellence
  • has effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • has the ability to challenge, inspire, motivate and lead staff and children to achieve the highest standards
  • is creative, forward thinking and resilient
  • is caring and embodies the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school

    We can offer:
  • a positive and caring environment based on the values of the Catholic faith
  • commitment to support your professional development to the next stage of your career
  • the opportunity to work with delightful children
  • governors that are friendly and committed to our school vision
  • a committed, motivated and supportive staff team who strive to secure the best outcomes for all pupils
  • local and borough wide collaborative links
  • support from both the Diocese and the Local Authority
  • a school with a big heart and strong Mission

    We are a Roman Catholic School who is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    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.
    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    We warmly welcome and encourage visits to the school. Times can be arranged by contacting the school office on: 01254 233382. Appointments will be made on an individual basis.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application attached.
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    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.