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Breck Road , Poulton-Le-Fylde , FY6 7HT
Tel: 01253 883690
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Roll: 209

The Governors of our vibrant and successful school are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Head Teacher from September 2024.
St John’s is a caring, friendly community where children are loved and valued. Our Catholic ethos, Jesus’ teachings, and our school mission to ‘Love one Another’, are central to all that we do. Our new Head Teacher will work with Governors to shape the strategic direction of the school and will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of our team of dedicated staff. This is an exciting time for St. John’s as we move towards joining the Blessed Edward Bamber Multi Academy Trust in January 2025

Applications are invited from Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, or Assistant Head Teachers with significant leadership experience.

Governors are seeking a leader who:
  • Will be a practising Catholic who will take the lead role in putting Christ at the centre of our school and will be seen by pupils, parents and carers, and the wider parish as the person directing their learning, and as the school’s pastoral leader.
  • Can demonstrate a proven track record of providing inspirational, strategic and professional leadership.
  • Will inspire, challenge and motivate staff to maintain and develop powerful and innovative teaching and learning.
  • Is passionately committed to safeguarding and the welfare and well being of our children, and staff.
  • Will continue to champion a wide and varied curriculum.
  • Is an excellent communicator and active listener who will work with integrity for the benefit of all within the school community.

    We can offer:
  • A friendly, welcoming community, underpinned by our strong Catholic ethos, where all are valued.
  • A school to be proud of, with well- behaved children who are committed, enthusiastic and fully engaged in their learning.
  • Parents and carers who are keen to support their children’s learning.
  • A team of professional, committed, and dedicated staff who are focussed on school improvement and the wellbeing of our children.
  • Governors who understand the importance of their role and who are actively working to help make the school the best it can be.
  • An opportunity to make a real difference and to lead our school through the exciting new opportunities afforded by a multi academy trust.
  • A firm commitment to your ongoing professional development.
  • Ofsted (2013): ‘Outstanding’; RE Inspection (2018): ‘Outstanding’.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    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.
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  • Essential Experience
  • Will recognise and respect the character, personality, dignity and value of all as children of God.
  • Recognises the value of working collaboratively with others; parents and carers, the parish/diocese, other schools and practitioners to enhance practice and outcomes.
  • Will work hard to ensure that every member of our community is supported and challenged to maximise their potential.
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact the current headteacher, Ms G Almond on 01253 883690, to discuss the role in more detail or to arrange a visit to the school. Further details can also be found at

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.
    Please send completed applications to; please check that you have received an automated acknowledgement that your application has been received.

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