St Mary's RC Osbaldeston Primary School
Thorneyholme RC Primary School Collaboration

Executive Headteacher
£51,234 to £60,153 a year Leadership Pay Scale (L11 to L18)

Required 1 September 2019. 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. Building on the excellent work of our retired Head Teacher, the Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational, enthusiastic and dedicated leader who will continue to develop our two very successful schools.

This 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 Executive 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 Executive 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.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our schools. Please contact the school 01254 812543 (St Marys) or 01200 448276 (Thorneyholme) to arrange a suitable time.
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.

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.

Shortlisting date: 26 March 2019.
Interview date: 29 and 30 April 2019.

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: SCH02016.

Closing date: 15 March 2019 at 12 noon.

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