Bowerham Road , Lancaster , Lancashire , LA1 4HT
Tel: 01524 63934
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Roll: 207
The governors of St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher to join our very happy and successful school. We are looking for an inspirational and innovative leader who is a practising Catholic, has a clear understanding of the distinctive nature of a Catholic School and is willing to take an active role in the life & mission of our school. We warmly welcome and encourage you to visit our school.

The individual we are looking for:
  • is a positive, caring person who values and respects every individual
  • has energy and a sense of humour
  • will have a desire for excellence and enjoyment throughout the school
  • will demonstrate a commitment to continuous school improvement
  • is passionate about teaching and learning
  • is able to work collaboratively with the headteacher and the senior leadership team and enjoys working as part of a dedicated and caring team
  • is an inspirational classroom practitioner and leader
  • is able to share examples of how their own leadership has impacted on school development
  • is able to readily adapt to the ever-changing demands of a school day in a flexible and cheerful manner

    Our children would like a Deputy Headteacher who is:
  • patient
  • joyful
  • kind
  • funny
  • fair
  • fun

    We can offer you:
  • children who enjoy school, who love to learn and whose behaviour is excellent
  • a warm and supportive working environment
  • a commitment to the wellbeing of all members of our school community
  • a dedicated and experienced team of colleagues
  • a parish community who all work well together with shared purpose to strengthen and live out our faith mission
  • a parish community actively supporting the school in its faith mission
  • a commitment to CPD
  • supportive governors
  • supportive parents
  • an attractive and well-maintained learning and working environment

    Please note that that the word limit for any supporting statements is 1300 words.

    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 2023 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    Please complete the application form and supporting statements in microsoft word format
    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:


    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    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.