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South Meadow Lane , Preston , Lancashire , PR1 8JN
Tel: 01772 556306
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Roll: 317
The governors, pupils and staff of St Stephen's Church of England Primary School are seeking to appoint a visionary, inspiring and dynamic Headteacher to lead our unique school family. We are looking for a talented and hardworking individual who will share our Christian Vision and Values and who will build on our success and help us continue to improve.
St Stephen's really is a special school to lead. It is a place where a diverse community meets together with a commitment to our vision of "Aspiring to Greatness". We celebrate our differences and have a shared set of values.

We can offer:
  • Enthusiastic and caring children who are proud of their school
  • Dedicated and talented staff
  • A diverse and forward-thinking governing board, committed to excellence and well-being, who will appreciate and recognise your commitment and hard work
  • A commitment to your continuous professional development and an opportunity to continue to develop your leadership skills.
  • Strong community links

    We are looking for:
  • A practising Christian who will uphold our strong Christian values and continue to develop our inclusive ethos
  • A Headteacher who has a clear vision of excellence for our school, with an ability to think strategically and inspire others
  • A leader who has the highest expectations of the children’s achievements and their behaviour
  • An excellent communicator who is outward facing, approachable and can build upon our positive links with parents and our wider community

    Shortlisting: Wednesday 4th October
    Interview Days: Tuesday 17th October and Wednesday 18th October

    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:

    We would strongly encourage interested candidates to visit the school. Please call the school office to make an appointment. In addition, please visit our website to find out more about us (

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Please see attached application form.
    Please return completed 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.