Ref 192459
Grade Leadership Pay Scale L5 - L10
Salary £52074 to £ 58959 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2025 
Closing Date 12 noon 18/09/2024
Stanley Grove , Penwortham , Preston , Lancashire , PR1 0JH
Tel: 01772 742331
School website:
Roll: 272

Are you an empathetic, passionate, innovative and reflective practitioner, who will provide strong, professional and spiritual leadership?
The Governors at St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a committed and practising Catholic, who shares our vision and passion and has the leadership and ambition to build on the successes of our school.
St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, situated in Penwortham, is a popular school which is well supported by parents/carers and the local community. Our school aims to prepare children for living and learning responsibly in society and to provide the highest standards of Catholic education
Our reputation is strong and the school community supports the vision and Catholic ethos of the school. The successful candidate will identify improvements, build on our strengths, and “make a difference”.

We can offer you:
  • enthusiastic children with unlimited potential, who enjoy learning and achieving well
  • a dedicated team of experienced, hard working staff committed to excellence
  • a strong, supportive and active governing body with a clear vision for the future of the school
  • an environment where the well-being of everyone involved in school life is considered and diversity is celebrated
  • governors and parents who will appreciate and recognise your commitment and hard work
  • pupils, staff, and a community that demonstrate the values of the school and participate fully in school life
  • full support for your continuous professional development
  • the opportunity to take a school which is at the heart of its community even further and develop the staff, curriculum and pupils to their highest potential

    We are looking for someone who:
  • is a practising Catholic
  • has a proven record of effective leadership
  • demonstrates high standards, as an exemplar for both staff and pupils, inspires good behaviour, the passion to learn and achieve goals
  • is a capable communicator, both orally and written
  • is capable of further developing the school curriculum
  • has the safety and well-being of pupils and staff at the forefront of all actions and decisions
  • understands that school improvement is a constant need and has a strong record of improvement and demonstrable impact
  • develops staff with coaching, support and empowerment
  • recognises the importance of working constructively with parents and carers
  • has the ambition and drive to take the school further

    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.
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Informal visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the Head teacher Mrs Jillian Holmes via the school office 01772 742331 or email

    Important dates
    Closing date: 18th September 2024 at noon
    Shortlisting: 23rd September 2024
    Interview dates: Thursday 10th October and Friday 11th October 2024

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    There is a 1,300 word limit for supporting statements, please submit application's in word format.
    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.