Ref 192968
Grade Leadership Pay Scale L8 - L13
Salary £56082 to £ 63430 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2025 start of Spring Term or ASAP 
Closing Date 12 noon 06/09/2024
Carr Head Lane , Poulton-Le-Fylde , FY6 8JB
Tel: 01253 883558
School website:
Roll: 203

Dream Big, Work Hard, Achieve Excellence

We are seeking to appoint an energetic Deputy Headteacher to work closely with the Headteacher. The Deputy Headteacher will support and assist the Headteacher by providing dynamic leadership and management in support of the School’s vision and values in everyday work and practice. As a member of the leadership team, the Deputy Headteacher will play a significant role in realising the culture, vision, aims and objectives of the school.

The successful applicant will be able to show that they can lead by example by being an excellent primary practitioner and contribute positively to school life. The applicant will be ambitious and determined to improve the school further to provide an excellent education for all.

With drive and a positive outlook, the Deputy Headteacher will help children and staff achieve the best outcomes through strategically leading teaching excellence by developing teaching and learning to ensure high standards are further developed and maintained.

We are looking for an individual who:
  • Has high expectations of the children in both behaviour and learning and in terms of their achievement;
  • Has high expectations of themselves and a commitment to fulfilling their responsibilities whilst inspiring and supporting others;
  • Is an excellent teacher who has taught across the primary phases;
  • Can identify and drive school priorities demonstrating both passion and resilience;
  • Is able to effectively lead specific initiatives and co-ordinate development programmes to ensure the school promotes and achieves the highest standards of teaching and learning;
  • Is able to contribute to the professional development programme for the school including coaching, mentoring and modelling work in the school;
  • Will promote the school ethos in which the highest achievements are expected from all members of the school community.

    Carr Head Primary School can offer:
  • A happy and caring school – membership of the Carr Head Family is included;
  • Motivated and engaging children with a passion for learning;
  • An excellent staff team and supportive, forward thinking governors;
  • Opportunities to develop leadership and management skills.

    Closing date: Friday 6th September 2024
    Shortlisting: 16th September
    Pre-interview date: 8th October (tbc)
    Interviews: 10th October (tbc)

    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.
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  • Proposed Interview Date:

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    Visits to school are welcome on Monday 15th July at 4pm or Tuesday 16th July at 9.30am.
    Please contact the school office to make an appointment,
    Telephone: 01253 883558

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    There is a 1,500 word limit for supporting statements, please submit application's in word format.
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    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.