Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 185546
Salary £51470 to £ 61042 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2023 
Closing Date 12 Noon 30/03/2023
School Street , Kelbrook , Barnoldswick , BB18 6UD
Tel: 01282 842309
School website:
Roll: 96
Following the retirement of the current post holder, the governors of Kelbrook are looking to appoint a Headteacher with effect from 1st September 2023. The Governors are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and nurturing leader with a clear educational philosophy and vision to join our happy, village school. The successful candidate will be flexible, creative, ambitious, and eager to make a difference in our children’s lives, they will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work as part of and to lead an effective, dedicated team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for strong, confident leader who will be able to communicate the school’s vision and drive the strategic leadership, empowering all pupils and staff to excel.

We are looking for someone who:
  • Can demand ambitious standards for all pupils overcoming disadvantage and advancing equality; the successful candidate will be expected to take on the role of SENDco
  • Can continue to support the work already started to create an outward-facing school which works with other schools and organisations – in a climate of mutual challenge – to champion best practice and secure excellent achievements for all pupils.
  • Can lead by example – with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity – drawing on your own scholarship, expertise, and skills, and of those around you.
  • Has a strong, empathic nature and is willing to go the extra mile as needed to support our pupils and staff to achieve their full potential

    We can offer you:
  • An inclusive ethos with a cohesive community built on strong supportive relationships with parents and a supportive and challenging governing board.
  • An enthusiastic and dedicated staff committed to enabling all pupils to achieve to their full potential.
  • Well-motivated, confident, and happy pupils who are proud of their school.
  • An excellent, unique environment for learning in a beautiful, rural village location, with strong community links.

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    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.

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    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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    You are encouraged to visit the school prior to submitting your application – Please contact the school Bursar for an appointment and the current headteacher will show you around our school.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

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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.