St Thomas Road , Lytham St Annes , Lancashire , FY8 1JN
Tel: 01253 722022
School website:
Roll: 209
St Thomas’ CE Primary school is a happy church school family and community, situated a short walk from the beach at St Annes on Sea and has super outdoor spaces. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive and talented Deputy Head to assist the Headteacher in leading and inspiring the staff and pupils at St Thomas'. This is an opportunity for a dynamic and inspirational school leader to build on the foundations already in place and continue to lead the school forward in our drive to achieve the best possible outcomes for all our children.

This role will not be class based, enabling the Deputy Head to have a great impact in a key leadership role within school, driving and leading the strategic aspects of school life. The Deputy Head will undertake the duties of SENDCO and Inclusion Lead.
Additional responsibilities may include the development of the support staff team, parental and community engagement, some aspects of Curriculum development, student teacher and placement development and behaviour, depending on the strengths and skills of the candidate. They will be able to make a real contribution to teaching and learning, to the support offered to children and families, to the Spiritual and worship life of the school and all areas of school self-evaluation and strategic whole-school improvement whilst embodying and sharing our Christian vision with others. The successful applicant will be fully involved in the wider life of the school, including links with the Diocese and School Advisers.

We can offer:
• Over 200 delightful children who are articulate, enthusiastic and kind
• An inclusive Christian school with a “welcoming open culture” (Ofsted) and which gives “an overwhelming feeling of being part of a very special community” (SIAMS)
• Strong relationships with parents, carers and the wider community
• A caring, dedicated and creative staff team
• A supportive and effective Governing Body
• Opportunities for personal and professional development.

Useful information and links
Tours around school by appointment. To book a place please phone 01772 722022, or email secretary @st-thomas.lancs.sch. uk
• 23rd March 4.30pm
• 27th March 4pm
• 29th March 9.00am
• 17th April 3.45pm
• For an informal conversation please contact the Headteacher Lindsay Walton.

Closing date for applications Monday 24th April at 12 noon
Short-listing Thursday 4th May
Observations - week beginning 15th May
Pre-interview day Wednesday 24th May (afternoon)
Interviews Thursday 25th May

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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.
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Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

For an informal discussion please contact Lindsay Walton (Headteacher). Visits are welcomed. Please contact the school to arrange a visit on one of the dates and times listed: 01253 722022 or

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.