Apply online HEADTEACHER

Ref 192857
Grade Leadership Pay Scale L6 - L13
Salary £53380 to £ 63430 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2025 
Closing Date 12 noon 12/09/2024
Higher Lane , Dalton , Wigan , WN8 7RP
Tel: 01257 462082
School website:
Roll: 58

The governors of Dalton St. Michael’s Church of England Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic leader, who is passionate, visionary and a team player, and able to lead their school through the next chapter of its history. The ideal candidate will collaborate positively with the school’s Governing Board as well as our fabulous members of staff, leading a team which embraces its wider community. The expectation is that the new Head Teacher will continue to collaborate with all school stakeholders, including Dalton’s families, the local Parish and as well as the local village community. This position will require an element of teaching which will need to be determined as part of the onboarding of a successful candidate.

We are looking for someone who: -
  • Understands the needs of every child and values every member of our school community, whilst inspiring everyone to be the best example of themselves.
  • Is a practising Christian, genuinely committed to the ethos and vision of Church of England education, can nurture faith within the whole community and will embody the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school.
  • Can lead by example with integrity, care, creativity, resilience, and clarity drawing both your own scholarship, expertise and skills, as well as that of those around you.
  • Can plan strategically and think creatively to ensure continuous improvement, whilst at the same time being mindful of the challenges facing a small school.
  • Will continue to build upon our curriculum, to ensure it is broad and balanced, but remains exciting and engaging for our children.
  • Is committed to safeguarding the welfare and wellbeing of children, staff and visitors.
  • And last, but not least, is a team player who will work closely with all team members to continue developing this wonderful school.

    We can offer you:
  • A warm and welcoming school with a strong Christian character as well as strong links with our church community.
  • Motivated, confident and happy children who are proud of their school.
  • A supportive climate for professional development and an openness to any ideas that will benefit our school.
  • A dedicated and enthusiastic staff team who work positively together on new initiatives and have high aspirations for themselves and our children.
  • A stunning and beautiful learning environment
  • A Governing Body who is committed to helping you succeed and look forward to building a vision together with you.

    If you feel you have the qualities and enthusiasm needed to take on this exciting opportunity, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

    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.
  • Essential Experience
    Your supporting statement should explain how you meet the person specification and how you could use your skills and experience to become a key member of our school.
    Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to School - Weds 10th July, Tues 16th July or Fri 6th Sept. Please telephone the school office to arrange an appointment.
    Shortlisting – Thursday 19th September
    Interview dates – Thursday 26th September and Friday 27th September.

    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 ensure you receive an automated acknowledgement that your application has been received.
    Applications will consist of a completed online application form including a supporting statement of no more than three A4 pages in Word with a minimum size 12 font.

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