Ref 188152
Salary £47706 to £ 53972 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2024 
Closing Date 12 Noon 06/10/2023
Chancery Road , Astley Village , Chorley , PR7 1XP
Tel: 01257 418862
School website:
Roll: 237
Buckshaw Primary School

The Governing Board of Buckshaw Primary School is seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational Deputy to work with the Headteacher in achieving our aim to provide an outstanding education for all our children, raising their aspirations to be the best they can be.

Buckshaw is a diverse and inclusive, single-form entry school located in Astley Village. We are a nurturing and happy school community with a great team of staff, parents and governors, who put our fantastic children are at the heart of everything we do. As our new Deputy Headteacher, you will have the opportunity to help lead us into our next chapter of continued school improvement.

Our Deputy Headteacher will have specific responsibility for leading the Foundation Stage (including nursery provision from two years) and Key Stage One and will teach a class within this age range.

We are seeking a Deputy Head who is:
  • An inspirational and passionate teacher who will provide the best learning opportunities and personal development for all
  • Committed to the continued development of an ambitious curriculum for ALL children which is packed with enhancements to develop cultural capital
  • Dedicated to the rapid improvement of our school to drive up standards of progress and attainment, can plan strategically and think creatively
  • A hard-working team player with excellent communication skills who can motivate and encourage through positivity and energy
  • Approachable and able to build open and honest relationships with children, staff, parents, governors and all other members of the school community
  • Committed to inclusion and nurturing the well-being of our children

    We can offer you:
  • A warm and welcoming school with a team of dedicated and motivated staff
  • The opportunity to make a difference to well-behaved, enthusiastic, caring children who are keen to learn
  • A commitment to personal development and well-being, with an openness to new ideas to benefit our children and school
  • A happy, creative environment that supports and enhances our inclusive ethos
  • A dedicated and supportive governing body

    If you share our vision, enthusiasm and believe that you have the necessary skills to join our team then we encourage you to come and see our school for yourself. Visits to the school are by prior arrangement. Please contact the school office on 01257 418862.

    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:

    For an informal discussion, please contact the school 01257 418862

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return completed application forms 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.