Spendmore Lane , Coppull , Chorley , PR7 5DH
Tel: 01257 791379
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At St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School, we live, love and learn like Jesus. By ensuring that we all live the values of respect, forgiveness, kindness, trust and joy, we create a special environment, where we are all inspired to be the best versions of ourselves. Our vision is that the children of St Oswald’s accept the responsibility of achieving their full potential. Through a well-designed curriculum, we hope for them to become equipped with the knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as the spirit and confidence, to make a positive contribution to God’s Kingdom. The Governing Body of St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint an ambitious, energetic and resilient professional to become our Deputy Headteacher.  The ideal candidate will be a practising Catholic, who has the experience, motivation and skills to make a difference to our school community. We want somebody who will bring joy to the lives of our children and staff, challenging and supporting them to reach their full potential.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be a practising and committed Catholic role model, who is able to articulate and support a clear vision for Catholic education.
  • Be able to work in successful partnership with the Headteacher and support the school’s vision for our children.
  • Have a relentless commitment to the safeguarding, welfare and wellbeing of children and staff.
  • Be an inspirational and exemplary classroom teacher, who recognises the unique potential in every child.
  • Have proven leadership skills within primary education and experience of leading school improvement.
  • Have high aspirations for themselves, their colleagues and the children in their care.
  • Somebody with a strong personality, a great sense of humour and the ability to bring light to the darkest situation.
  • Be committed to maintaining and developing our school ethos and fostering positive relationships with the Parish and wider community.

    St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School is able to offer you:
  • Wonderful children with supportive parents.
  • An experienced, kind and supportive staff team.
  • A commitment to ensuring a positive work-life balance and staff wellbeing.
  • A platform to allow your ideas to help shape the next stage of our school’s journey.
  • An environment where you will be valued and celebrated.
  • A commitment to your professional development to further your own career and support school improvement.
  • The opportunity to work collaboratively with other Catholic schools and schools in the local area.
  • An experienced, skilled Governing Body, who are dedicated in their support of the school.

    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 strongly encourage potential applicants to visit our school. This can be arranged by contacting the school bursar, Mrs L Banister, on 01257 791379 or by emailing

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached
    Please return applications to the Headteacher, Mr N Owens.

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