Ref 185758
Salary £61042 to £ 67351 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2023 
Closing Date Midnight 30/04/2023
Gloucester Road , Chorley , Lancashire , PR7 3HN
Tel: 01257 263063
School website:
Roll: 121
Mayfield School

Due to the promotion of our current Deputy Headteacher to Headship, the Governors wish to appoint an inspirational senior leader with a proven track record of leading quality of education who is child-centred and believes wholly in our school values.

We are seeking an ambitious and energetic professional with experience in leading people, developing a child-centred curriculum and ensuring outstanding outcomes for all. Mayfield is a special school in Chorley with 120 pupils on roll, aged 4-19. We believe what makes us unique is the expert way in which we create a needs-led provision matched to each pupilís key learning needs.

We allow our children to lead the learning at each key step of their journey, and our common principle throughout is to think about how we can help them achieve the maximum independence and meaningful skills for life beyond the classroom across each stage of their learning journey and in the preparation for adulthood.

All stakeholders are enthusiastic about the future and any leader joining Mayfield has the opportunity to make a real impact and continue the schoolís accelerated development at this exciting time.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate an outstanding record as a leader and will be able to realise the ambitious vision of securing excellence in every aspect of school life.

As Deputy Headteacher, you will have an excellent understanding of high-quality teaching in a SEN setting as well as the education inspection framework. You will promote a relentless focus on the quality of education and the delivery of a broad and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of children and young people and produces positive outcomes.

If you are a dynamic and inspirational leader with the capacity to grow and develop in the role, have a thorough knowledge of all the key stages and have the ambition and desire to play a major role in the leadership and management of our school, we would love to hear from you.

Shortlisting: Tuesday 9th May
Interview dates: Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th May

The successful applicant will need to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory DBS clearance.

Please note:
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.
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Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the school by prior arrangement before application. Please contact the school to arrange a visit.

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.