St. Paul’s R.C. Primary School
Preston Old Road, Feniscowles, Blackburn BB2 5EP
Tel: 01254 201495
Acting Headteacher: Mr G Foster BA (QTS)

Summer Term 2018
Group 2 Salary L14 – L20

“As God’s family, we aspire to love, grow, learn and achieve beyond our dreams”

The school is an extremely happy community where pupils feel very safe and are well cared for.” (Ofsted, October 2015)

The Governors of St. Paul’s R.C. Primary School are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher to lead the school further in the pursuit of excellence in all areas.

The successful applicant:
• must be a practising Catholic with a strong personal faith and a clear understanding of the intrinsic value of Catholic education;
• should have the strategic ability to use effective leadership skills with creativity and enthusiasm to continue the current successful growth and development of our school community;
• will have a strong, proven track record of raising standards;
• needs to have the energy, drive and ability to develop the potential of all staff and children; and
• will contribute to the vision and mission of St. Paul’s within the school, the parish and the wider community.

In return we can offer:
• a welcoming and well-maintained school situated in a beautiful rural location with easy transport access;
• enthusiastic, well-behaved children;
• a team of dedicated, hardworking staff and senior leaders;
• a highly supportive Governing Board;
• strong links with the Diocese of Salford and Blackburn with Darwen Local Authority;
• a well-established partnership with families, the parish and the wider local community; and
• a commitment to our Headteacher’s continuing professional and spiritual development.

Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to visit our school by arrangement through the school office.

CES application forms and further details are available on the Salford Diocese Website, Blackburn with Darwen Job Vacancies website and the school website.

Hard copy applications should be addressed to the Chair of Governors at the school address above. Email applications to

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 15th November 2017 (noon)
Short listing: Monday 20th November 2017
Interviews: Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th November 2017

St Paul’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken prior to any offer of employment.
The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will be required to sign the CES contract.