Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 187697
Salary £51470 to £ 61042 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2024 
Closing Date 12 Noon 25/09/2023
Ladies Hill , Fluke Hall Lane , Pilling , Preston , PR3 6HA
Tel: 01253 790282
School website:
Roll: 96
A great opportunity has arisen for a caring, enthusiastic, and highly professional individual to join our stable, high-achieving, family-orientated small village school, in the role of Headteacher. The Governors of Pilling St John’s CE Primary School are seeking to appoint a talented, inspirational and passionate leader for our church school.

We are looking for a new leader with the drive and ambition to build on our success and help us continue to improve. In 2022 we retained our Ofsted judgement of ‘good,’ and we are striving to achieve ‘outstanding’ during our onwards journey.
Our new headteacher will also be a practising Christian who will maintain a God-centred, outward-looking philosophy.

Numbers on roll: 4-11 years: 96
2-3 years: 19

You will want to join our wonderful school because we can offer:
  • A vibrant and lovely church school at the heart of the local Pilling community
  • Enthusiastic, kind and well-behaved children who are committed to learning and supporting one another
  • Dedicated, experienced and talented teaching and support staff
  • A diverse and forward-thinking governing board which is committed to delivering the very best for all our pupils
  • Supportive parents
  • A positive, active and rich learning environment for all
    In return you will need to bring:
  • A clear vision of excellence in primary education, with an ability to think strategically and lead the school through the next phase of its development
  • The highest expectations for children’s attainment, including personal wellbeing, social, moral, cultural and spiritual development, and behaviour
  • A will and commitment to promote and continually develop our Christian ethos and inclusive values
  • The ability to develop enquiring minds and foster an enjoyment of learning
  • An understanding of effective leadership and an ability to empower and motivate a dedicated team of staff
  • A desire to continually develop and nurture positive relationships with the whole school family, community and other extended partners.

    If you believe you are the special person we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.

    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.
    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    If you would like to visit the school prior to making your application, please contact the school bursar, Ms Fiona Shepherd, on 01253 799282.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached.
    Please return completed application 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.