Ref 186719
Grade Leadership L1-L6
Salary £44305 to £ 50122 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2024 or as soon as possible thereafter 
Closing Date 12pm 27/09/2023
Cross Lane , Salterforth , BB18 5UD
Tel: 01282 812223
School website:
Roll: 103
The governors of Salterforth Primary School wish to appoint an outstanding classroom practitioner and experienced leader to the role of assistant headteacher.  We are a small school at the heart of the village of Salterforth close to the Lancashire/Yorkshire border. Our school has our children at the heart of everything we do. 

Our new assistant headteacher will work with all school partners positively in order to support the headteacher in the leadership and management of the school with a particular focus on the development of Early Years and Key Stage 1. We are looking for someone with extensive experience in this area and a proven track record of teaching and learning and leadership in both phases. 

We are looking for:

  • An outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A successful, experienced leader
  • Someone with leadership expertise and experience in EYFS and KS1
  • A role model
  • Someone who leads from the heart
  • A commitment to whole school life and development.

    We can offer:

  • Wonderful children who are motivated, keen to learn and well behaved,
  • A dedicated and hard working staff team
  • An exceptionally motivated and committed governing board
  • Excellent links with the local community
  • A happy school with a family atmosphere
  • A commitment to your continued professional development

    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.

    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.

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.

    More Information can be found at
  • Essential Qualifications

    Qualified Teacher status


    Desirable Qualifications

    Designated Safeguarding Lead training

    Professional qualifications/training in middle or senior leadership

    Forest School Qualification

    Essential Experience

    Successful outstanding teaching experience in EYFS and KS1

    Successful leadership of EYFS and KS1

    Successful leadership of whole school initiative

    Desirable Experience

    Line management of staff outside of own classroom

    Support and/or mentoring of other staff

    Evidence of direct involvement in whole school improvement strategies

    Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Contact the school office

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Application forms can be submitted to the school office or via email to or

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