St John's Catholic Primary School

Breck Road, Poulton-Le-Fylde FY6 7HT (207 on roll)

Deputy headteacher

Ref: SCH01886
£45,473 to £51,640 a year.
Leadership Pay Scale (L7 - L12).
Required September 2018.

The Governors of St John's Catholic Primary School wish to appoint an inspirational, motivated, enthusiastic and organised Deputy Headteacher who will work alongside the Headteacher. The person appointed will contribute to the further development of the school and our aim to continue to provide outstanding education within a Catholic setting. The school is well known for its strong Catholic ethos. Our children are supported by a team of welcoming, professional and dedicated staff and a Governing Body, both of whom work tirelessly to enable the school to be the best it can - academically and spiritually.

In July 2013, Ofsted judged our school to be outstanding in all areas and in November 2013, the Diocese of Lancaster recognised us as an outstanding Catholic School in its inspection.

The successful candidate will:

• be a practising Catholic committed to excellence in Catholic education
• be an active role model in supporting and contributing to the school's strong Catholic ethos
• work in close partnership with the Headteacher and leadership team to Mprovide strategic direction for the school
• continue to promote our strong educational philosophy and values
• be an outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations of children's learning and behaviour
• show commitment to working in partnership with Governors, parents, parish and community
• inspire, lead and support colleagues and pupils.

In return we can offer you:

• a Governing Body dedicated to supporting the school
• a supportive, enthusiastic and hard-working team
• happy, well behaved children who enjoy learning
• an attractive and inspiring learning environment with quality resources
• a commitment to Continued Professional Development.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Catholic Diocese of Lancaster is an equal opportunities employer.

Short listing date: 8 February 2018.
Pre-interview visit date: 5 March 2018.

More information about our school can be found at Visits can be arranged by contacting Mrs Gillian Hodgson, the Headteacher, on 01253 883690.

Interview date: 6 March 2018.

Application forms can be downloaded online or can be requested from/returned to: Rehabilitation of offenders Act 1974 - details of any criminal record spent or unspent should be sent to the chair of governors at school address by the closing date.

Closing date: 31 January 2018 at 12 noon.

Apply online at:
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