St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School
Devonshire Road, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancashire FY2 0AJ

Required for September 2018

An exceptional opportunity to lead a much-loved, Catholic primary school which aspires to continue its journey from good to outstanding.

St. Bernadette’s is a one form entry Catholic primary school. We are a community in which Christian values are firmly shared between school, church and parish. We are looking for a head teacher who can enable our children to express themselves within our rich learning environment, who understand that they are uniquely created by God and are loved and valued for who they are.

We seek to build on the very firm foundations that our present Head teacher has developed, in order to continue to provide an excellent academic and pastoral education for every child in our care. We would like a Headteacher who will support our enthusiastic and dedicated team who are committed to the success of our school.

Our school has been assessed by Ofsted as 'Good', and by the Diocese of Lancaster as Outstanding, with an extremely strong Catholic identity which permeates the school's daily life. We are determined to both maintain those standards and improve upon them, and you will find a welcoming and flexible environment within which to develop and initiate new strategies.

As a confident, innovative and inspirational leader, you will show that you are able to maintain excellent relationships throughout the school and parish providing outstanding leadership for this happy and highly successful school.

We welcome applications from experienced Headteachers, as well as aspiring deputies who will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, management and communication skills.

Our children would like a head teacher who is ‘firm but fair, kind hearted, listens and someone who will tell us about Jesus.’

Visits to the school are both recommended and warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit, please contact Mrs N Wells (01253 353641)

Closing date: 4th May 2018 (12 noon)
Short listing date: 8th May 2018
Interview dates: Thursday 24th May and Friday 25th May 2018

Further information and an application pack is available on the school website Packs are also available from the school office.

Application forms should be returned to Mrs N Wells at the school office or emailed to

St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School is an Equal opportunities Employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. References will be taken prior to any offer of employment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS and background check. The successful candidate will be required to sign the CES contract.