Ref 185607
Salary £52659 to £ 59557 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2023 
Closing Date 12 noon 24/04/2023
School Lane , Newton , Preston , Lancashire , PR4 3RT
Tel: 01772 684415
School website:
Roll: 213
We believe in excellence; inspiring every child to flourish within a caring, Christian community.
The school sits in the village of Newton with Scales. The buildings and grounds are well maintained with excellent facilities. The school provides full wrap round education for 200 plus children and has very good church and community links. The senior team is experienced and offer strong leadership and support to the current Head Teacher. The staff team are professional and committed to the well- being and education of the children and the children respond positively by being fully engaged, well behaved, and enjoy learning. The governors are knowledgeable and offer timely and relevant assistance. Ofsted rated the school as GOOD in 2022 and our SIAMís inspection in 2016 was OUTSTANDING.

We are seeking a deputy headteacher who:
  • Has current church involvement and beliefs that are necessary in the leadership of a Church school.
  • Has strategic thinking and planning that builds, communicates and carries forward a coherent and shared Christian vision for the school.
  • Will improve the school by applying strategies which develop the curriculum; evaluate and add value to teaching and learning; and provide effective budget management and financial analysis.
  • Has a working and current knowledge and understanding of all 3 key stages in the primary phase.
  • Will effectively analyse school data and identify appropriate actions, which then form part of the school improvement plan.
  • Will, through a passion for achieving the very best outcomes for all the children, working alongside the headteacher, demonstrate a clear vision for an innovative, progressive and forward thinking school.
  • Will establish effective working relationships with a wide and diverse range of people including pupils, parents, Governors, colleagues, the Church, other professionals and the wider community.

    We offer:
  • A parish which is growing, welcoming, and wants the new deputy headteacher to be happy and successful in their work.
  • A well-maintained school with an excellent school team, who are not only ambitious for themselves, but are focussed on doing the very best for the children.
  • A governing board with a range of skills that provides challenge in a supportive framework.
  • An opportunity to demonstrate great leadership skills in an environment that promotes development of the school, its children, its activities, and its people.
  • A school in which we believe in excellence; inspiring every child to flourish within a caring, Christian community.

    Shortlisting: Wednesday 3rd May 2023
    Pre-Interview: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
    Interview date: Wednesday 24th May 2023
    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.
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  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Candidates who wish to visit the school prior to application should contact the Office Manager by telephone (01772 684415).

    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.