Ref 192862
Grade Leadership Pay Scale L4 - L9
Salary £50807 to £ 57482 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2025 
Closing Date 12 noon 11/09/2024
Devonshire Street , Accrington , BB5 1DW
Tel: 01254 232329
School website:
Roll: 200

The Governing Body of St Mary Magdalen’s Church of England Primary School wish to appoint a dynamic, forward-thinking Deputy Headteacher to work with the Headteacher to sustain, inspire and embody the distinctive Christian ethos and culture in this church school, embedding an unambiguous Christian vision that seeks to empower all stakeholders to reach their potential together in Christ to ‘To live and live splendidly’ John 10:10. The position presents an opportunity for a visionary, empathetic and determined leader to work with a talented, professional, and caring staff to continue to provide an academically challenging, culturally rich, and enjoyable education for future generations of pupils.

It is essential that they can elicit the trust and confidence of staff, parents/carers and Governors, and demonstrate the experience and credibility to deputise for the Headteacher in all areas of leadership. The successful candidate will be central to our continued success, playing a key role in furthering the Headteacher’s vision to ensure the children in our care ‘ live and live splendidly’ John 10:10, by reaching our potential together in Christ, and that their educational philosophy and beliefs reflect those detailed in our Christian Vision and Ethos.

The ideal candidate will have enjoyed success at Senior Leadership level in one or more of the following areas:
  • Leading Teaching & Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Personal Development
  • Behaviour and Attitudes

    Specific duties and responsibilities will be decided and discussed following the appointment.

    St Mary Magdalen’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to social media checks, an Enhanced DBS check, a fitness to work declaration and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. St Mary Magdalen’s CE Primary School is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

    Please be aware that references will be requested immediately after the shortlisted candidates have been selected to ensure they have been received prior to the interview.

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.

    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.

  • Proposed Interview Date:

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    For information about the school, please visit

    Visits to the school before application submission are encouraged. To arrange, please contact or telephone 01254 232329.

    Shortlisting: 18th September 2024
    Pre-interview visit & tasks: 26th September 2024
    Interview: 27th September 2024

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. For supporting statements please note there is a page limit of 4 sides of A4.
    Please send completed applications to by 12 noon on Wednesday 11th September 2024
    Please ensure you receive 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.