St Mary's RC Primary School, Osbaldeston and
Thorneyholme RC Primary School, Dunsop Bridge

Collaboration Headteacher
£50,476 to £59,857 a year. L11 - L18.
Required 1 September 2018.

St Marys and Thorneyholme are welcoming schools, in beautiful rural locations, operating in collaboration. We offer a happy, caring and encouraging environment for learning underpinned by a strong Catholic ethos. Due to the retirement of our highly regarded Headteacher, the Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational, enthusiastic and dedicated leader who will continue to develop our two very successful schools.
A tremendous opportunity for candidates that are either seeking their first headship, or existing heads looking to extend their responsibilities in a new and welcoming environment. Our children are happy, confident and enthusiastic and are supported by dedicated hard working staff that are fully committed to raising standards.

Our new Collaboration Headteacher will be supported by enthusiastic and involved governing bodies, parents and carers and our local communities and parishes.

We are looking for a strong collaborative leader who can challenge, inspire, lead and motivate staff and pupils and who has the strategic vision, ambition and motivation to lead and manage our collaboration.

Our new Collaboration Headteacher will:

• be a practising Catholic with a strong personal faith and a clear understanding of the intrinsic value of Catholic education
• be passionate in their belief that every child can and should achieve success
• have first class understanding and empathy for children and for the communities that the schools serve
• have strong communication skills and a commitment to develop a school community of pupils, parents, staff and governors
• have high expectations of themselves, pupils, parent/carers and staff.

St Mary's and Thorneyholme Catholic Primary schools are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. References will be
checked before interview.

Interviews will be Monday 16 April in school and Friday 20 April Browsholme Hall.

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'. Lancashire
County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

If you are interested in this opportunity, visits to the schools are encouraged and welcomed. Please contact our current Collaboration Headteacher, Mrs Metcalfe on 01254 812543 (St Marys) or 01200 448276 (Thorneyholme) to arrange a suitable time.
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. Ref: SCH01926.

Closing date: 3 April 2018.

Apply online
Some schools are excluded as commitment is on an individual basis.