Larch Grove , Bamber Bridge , Preston , Lancashire , PR5 6GX
Tel: 01772 337321
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Roll: 140
The governors seek to appoint a strong and enthusiastic Deputy Headteacher to join our small but very hardworking team.

In addition to being a creative and excellent classroom practitioner the ideal candidate will be a determined and ambitious leader with the vision and skills to work effectively alongside the headteacher in the key strategic role of raising standards. We require a leader who will support and promote our Christian ethos in both our school and our wider community whilst developing inspirational learning experiences across the curriculum.

The post is full time with class teaching responsibility. Other areas of responsibility will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

We are looking for a deputy headteacher who:
  • Will support the schoolís distinctive Christian character.
  • Has a strong faith and a passion for pastoral care in school.
  • Is an inspirational and outstanding classroom practitioner who leads by example and who motivates, inspires and challenges children to be the best that they can be.
  • Is passionate about childrenís learning and has a proven track record of raising attainment and developing the whole child.
  • Has high expectations and will inspire, challenge and encourage staff to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and our pupils, enabling them to reach their full potential.
  • Is innovative and forward thinking with a progressive vision for school improvement through drive, ambition and creativity.

    In return St Aidanís can offer:
  • A wonderful Christian school in a warm and welcoming environment.
  • A friendly and dedicated team who support each other.
  • Strong links with the church and the community.
  • A headteacher and governors who will support you in this role and in your own further professional development.
  • An inclusive school with happy and hardworking children.

    Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.

    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.
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  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Please contact Mrs Finch, Headteacher at school

    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.