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Aughton Street , Town End , Ormskirk , L39 3LQ
Tel: 01695 574697
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This is an exciting time for you to apply to become our next Headteacher at our vibrant, caring, and dynamic school where pupils are secure and happy, and where staff are motivated and effective.
St Anne’s School is a genuinely caring and happy Catholic community driven by its Mission statement to help each child become the best they can be. Pupils love their school and are proud of all they achieve as individuals and as members of the whole school family. They want their new Headteacher to be kind, fair and friendly and who will work with staff, families, and Governors to build on the wonderful school development achieved over recent years.

We are inviting applications from people who:
  • Can demonstrate that they are a dedicated, caring and dynamic Catholic leader
  • Want to be pivotal to our continuing school development
  • Have clear aspirations and ambition for our school’s future
  • Are effective and collegiate communicators, who can work with all members of the school community and with parish and educational networks
  • Are proactive, energised and organised and who really want to work alongside a great staff team who keep the well being of every pupil at the heart of all they do
  • Can show demonstrable achievement as either a currently serving Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Assistant headteacher

    The successful applicant will be supported by a committed Governing Body and by the benefits of a fruitful relationship with the Parish, the Archdiocese, and the local authority. School premises are extremely well maintained with excellent teaching and learning facilities. We are fortunate to have extensive school grounds with outside play/learning areas, and recent developments have further enhanced our extended provision. Pupils really enjoy their learning through our bespoke, thoughtful, and carefully sequenced curriculum, and they join in with an exciting range of extra activities including sport, music and art. Our staff community, led by a forward-thinking leadership team, are focussed and professional and have well-earned positive relationships with parents and carers.

    There is a 1,300 word limit on supporting statements. Please submit your application in word format.

    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.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.
  • For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to school on 2 July, 9 July or 4 September are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Mrs Helen Oates on 01695 574697 to arrange a visit.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Please send completed applications to Please ensure you receive an automated acknowledgement that your application has been received.
    There is a 1,300 word limit on supporting statements. Please submit your application in word format.

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