Station Lane , Barton , Preston , Lancashire , PR3 5DY
Tel: 01772 862335
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The Governors are seeking to appoint an experienced and inspirational teacher to the post of Deputy Headteacher at our popular and successful school.

The applicant should be highly motivated and enthusiastic, embodying our aim of developing pupils who aspire to achieve their very best in everything they do. We encourage our children to demonstrate perseverance and resilience and, as a result, to grow into confident individuals, prepared for life as fully-rounded and faithful members of modern society. The leader we are looking for will be a positive role model for our children and team of professional staff.

We require a leader who will support and promote our Catholic ethos in both school and our wider community, whilst developing inspirational and rich learning experiences across the curriculum.

In addition to being a creative and outstanding classroom practitioner, the ideal candidate will have the vision and skills to work effectively in partnership with the Headteacher in continuing to raise standards.

This role has a significant teaching commitment and suitable arrangements will be made for leadership time; support for continuing professional development will be provided.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who:
  • Will support, promote and embrace the Catholic ethos of our school
  • Is an inspirational and excellent KS2 classroom practitioner who leads by example and who motivates, inspires and challenges children to be passionate about their learning
  • Can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and is a real team player
  • Has energy, resilience and a good sense of humour
  • Can support colleagues to develop their subject leadership skills and motivate them to give of their best in every situation
  • Has enthusiasm for, and commitment to, driving school improvement
  • Has the experience to be able to lead on the curriculum and ideally Maths
  • Can demonstrate the drive and enthusiasm to develop into an excellent leader

    We can offer you:
  • A happy, friendly, welcoming and nurturing Catholic environment at the heart of the local community
  • Polite, hardworking and well-behaved children who are eager to learn
  • Supportive and enthusiastic staff who are dedicated to the vision of inspiring in children a lifelong love of learning and who are committed to their own professional development
  • A school which prides itself on maintaining excellent relationships with staff, children, parents, parish and the wider community
  • Opportunities to further develop your leadership skills, working in collaboration with the Headteacher and
  • Governing Board and to be part of the journey towards Academisation.

    Applications close at noon on 1st March 2024

    Please ensure the following documents are submitted:
    CES Application Form
    Recruitment Monitoring Form
    Consent to Obtain References Form

    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 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.
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    You are strongly encouraged to visit by appointment during the weeks commencing 5th February 2024 or 26th February 2024 so that you may see our facilities and meet members of the school community. Please telephone the school bursar Mrs Hayley Matthews on 01772 862335 to arrange a time.
    Lesson observations will be held by arrangement during the week 18th March 2024.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Supporting statements should be no more than 1300 word limit. Please submit any applications in word format.
    Please use only the personalised CES application form available attached to this advert.
    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.