Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 185621
Salary £61042 to £ 72483 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2024 
Closing Date 12 noon 15/05/2023
Devonshire Street , Accrington , BB5 1DW
Tel: 01254 232329
School website:
Roll: 196
St Mary Magdalens Primary School

Following the announcement of the retirement of our existing headteacher, the Governing Board of St Mary Magdalen’s CE Primary School is seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational leader to join our highly skilled and motivated team. By following our school Vision, ‘Reaching our potential together in Christ’, we are looking for someone with a passion for ensuring pupils achieve their full potential by creating a welcoming, inspiring and inclusive environment for both staff and pupils.

As the headteacher of St Mary Magdalen’s CE Primary School, you will:
  • Have a strong and committed Christian faith and will drive our distinctive Christian vision.
  • Ensure school is fun whilst having high expectations for achievement by providing the best learning opportunities and personal development for all.
  • Be approachable and build good relationships with our whole school and parish community.
  • Be ambitious, engaging and flexible in your approach.
  • Provide the highest levels of support for staff development and well-being.
  • Be a hard-working team player with excellent communication skills, able to motivate others by example.
  • Be a strong and resilient leader with the vision and drive to build on the current successes and achievements of the school.
  • Be committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children.

    In return, we can offer:
  • The opportunity to make a positive difference to the children and families of our school community.
  • Supportive and encouraging links with our local parish church and clergy, and the wider Diocese of Blackburn.
  • A happy, creative and supportive environment, that enables us to live out our distinctive Christian Vision.
  • A warm and welcoming team, with friendly staff, fostering an inclusive and diverse environment.
  • A dedicated Governing Board supported by hardworking, skilled and enthusiastic staff committed to ongoing improvement.
  • Happy and enthusiastic children, who enjoy learning and embrace the Christian ethos and values of our school.
  • A commitment to enable you to flourish in your role through opportunities for self-development and well-being.

    St Mary Magdalen’s CE Primary School is committed to all aspects of Safeguarding and as such the post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

    Also, 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
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    If you share our vision and enthusiasm and believe that you have the necessary skills to join our team, then we encourage you to come and see our school for yourself. Visits to the school are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact the school office on 01254 232329.

    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.