Ref 187880
Salary £51470 to £ 58105 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2024 
Closing Date 12 Noon 19/09/2023
Hardhorn Road , Poulton-Le-Fylde , FY6 7SR
Tel: 01253 883639
School website:
Roll: 245
Governors of Poulton St Chadís Church of England Primary School would like to invite applications for the post of Deputy Headteacher. We seek an outstanding classroom practitioner with dynamic leadership potential.
The successful applicant will be supported by a committed and motivated staff team and enthusiastic pupils, to build on our already high standards, in leading the school forward.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who:
  • Has the children and their best interests at the heart of everything they do.
  • Is a practising Christian who will promote the Christian ethos within our school and its wider community.
  • Has an excellent understanding of teaching, learning, behaviour management and assessment across the primary phase, and is an excellent classroom practitioner, who leads by example, with a track record of delivering high attainment and progress.
  • Has a deep understanding of inclusion and a commitment to reducing barriers to learning and ensuring all children receive quality education.
  • Has the leadership qualities needed to work with the head teacher and Governors in order to lead, motivate, train and inspire staff and children to achieve the highest standards.
  • Has the resilience, self-motivation and enthusiasm to work as part of the leadership team to continue to improve our wonderful school.
  • Has experience of strategic planning and leadership and striving for excellence and can demonstrate the impact this has had on raising standards.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and is committed to working in partnership with staff, pupils, parents, governors and the wider community.

    We can offer you:
  • A welcoming school community with a strong Christian character and strong links with our church.
  • A very supportive climate for professional development and an openness to any new ideas that will benefit our school. This is an exciting time to join the St Chadís team!
  • Opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills within a friendly and forward thinking school and make a positive difference to children, families and newly qualified colleagues.
  • Hardworking, well behaved and happy pupils who enjoy learning and thrive in an atmosphere where they feel valued and respected.
  • A dedicated and enthusiastic staff team who work positively together on new initiatives and have high aspirations for themselves and our children.
  • A valued governing body which is highly supportive of staff and senior leaders in their aim to further develop the school.
  • Positive relationships with our families, community and church.
  • Opportunities to work within a strong cluster of schools.

    Our school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Informal visits to the school are encouraged and will be available any Tuesday, Thursday or Friday before the closing date. Please contact the headteacher to arrange a visit on

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached.
    Please return the application form 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.