Ref 186708
Grade L7 to L13
Salary £51470 to £ 59557 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2024 
Closing Date 12 noon 22/09/2023
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Preston
Rigby Street , Preston , Lancashire , PR1 5XL
Tel: 01772 796112
School website:
Due to the promotion of the previous post holder, the Governors of this popular school wish to appoint a dynamic Deputy Headteacher to work in partnership with the Head teacher. Their role will be to make a significant contribution to the continued success and further development of our school. This is an exciting time to join our team and play a key role in our future.

The successful applicant will be :

  • A practising Catholic who will demonstrate a living commitment to the Catholic faith and have a clear understanding of the distinctiveness of Catholic education;
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner who can coach, model and develop staff as well as deliver excellent learning in their own classroom.
  • Committed as a leader to working in partnership with staff, parents, governors and the wider community; being an effective team member, leading and listening effectively
  • A strong leader who can significantly contribute to school improvement; offering specific areas of leadership which impact on pupil outcomes
  • Be able to positively contribute to and maintain the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school

    We will offer you:

  • A caring school family with a strong Catholic character.
  • A balance of opportunity; to teach, as well as sufficient time to manage and lead the school
  • Happy, enthusiastic children who are keen to learn and are very proud of their school.
  • A friendly and committed team of staff and governors, who have the highest aspiration for all our children.
  • Good CPD and coaching opportunities
  • Positive partnerships with our families, parish and wider community.
  • Support and collaboration from the Mater Ecclesiae Multi-Academy Trust. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    Appointment is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Our website gives a wonderful flavour of our school, please visit

  • Closing date for applications: 12pm Friday 22nd September 2023
  • Shortlisting: 4pm Tuesday 26th September 2023
  • Interview dates: 9th and 10th October 2023.

    Application forms can be downloaded online or can be requested from: or are embedded into the DHT Application pack Rehabilitation 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.

    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.

    More Information can be found at
  • Essential Qualifications

    Qualified teacher status


    CCRS/CTC or commitment to obtaining the certificate

    Essential Experience

    Please refer to the person spec in the application pack

    Desirable Experience

    Please refer to the person spec in the application pack

    Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    The children and staff warmly welcome you to visit our school prior to application. Please contact the Business Manager, Mrs Coupland, at the school office to arrange a visit. 01772 796112

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    The Headteacher c/o the School. Completed applications must be submitted electronically to: Return forms to the Headteacher at the School

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.