St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Rigby Street, Preston PR1 5XL (351 on roll)

Deputy Headteacher
£46,430 to £52,415 a year L7 - L12

Required 1 September 2019. Due to the promotion of the previous post holder, the Governors of this popular school wish to appoint a dynamic Deputy Headteacher to work in partnership with the Headteacher. Their role will be to make a significant contribution to the continued success and further development of our rapidly improving school. This is an exciting time to join our team and play a key role in our future.

The successful applicant will be:
- a practising Catholic who will demonstrate a living commitment to the Catholic faith and have a clear understanding of the distinctiveness of Catholic education
- an outstanding classroom practitioner who can coach, model and develop staff as well as deliver excellent learning in their own classroom
- committed as a leader to working in partnership with staff, parents, governors and the wider community; being an effective team member, leading and listening effectively
- a strong leader who can significantly contribute to school improvement; offering specific areas of leadership which impact on pupil outcomes
- be able to positively contribute to and maintain the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school.

We will offer you:

- a caring school family with a strong Catholic character
- a balance of opportunity; to teach, as well as sufficient time to manage and lead the school
- happy, enthusiastic children who are keen to learn and are very proud of their school
- a friendly and committed team of staff and governors, who have the highest aspiration for all our children
- good CPD opportunities
- positive partnerships with our families, parish and wider community
- support from both the Diocese and the Local Authority.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Appointment is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

Shortlisting date: 30 January 2019 at 5pm.
Pre-interview visit: 13 February 2019 - am.
Proposed interview date: 14 February 2019.

Our website gives a wonderful flavour of our school, please visit: The children and staff warmly welcome you to visit our school prior to application. Please contact the Business Manager, Mrs Coupland, at the school to arrange a visit.

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: SCH167940.
Closing date: 28 January 2019 at 12 noon.

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