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apply online icon DEPUTY HEADTEACHER

£50397 to £ 57000 
Full Time
From 01/09/2021 
12 noon 08/01/2021 


St Ignatius' Square , Preston , Lancashire , PR1 1TT
Tel: 01772 555252
School website:
Saint Ignatius' Catholic Primary School is a diverse and inclusive one form entry school situated in the heart of Preston. We have a highly dedicated staff team, a strong and experienced Senior Leadership Team, an effective governing body, a supportive parent community, and we enjoy good links with the local community and the parish of John XX111. Above all, we are a school with pupils who thoroughly enjoy coming to school and working hard.

The governors are seeking a Deputy Headteacher who:

  • Is a committed practising Catholic with a distinct vision of Catholic education in the 21st Century, who will cherish and support the Catholic ethos of our school.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire our children and staff.
  • Is an exciting, imaginative teacher with an excellent record of classroom practice.
  • Will continue to raise aspirations, standards and achievements for all of our children.
  • Is passionate about children's learning and developing the whole child.

    Key responsibilities will include:
  • Two day teaching commitment.
  • Assessment lead.
  • Curriculum leader.
  • NQT mentor.
  • Designated safeguarding lead (in the absence of the headteacher).

    In return we offer:
  • A welcoming community with a strong Catholic ethos where every child is known and valued.
  • Well behaved, positive and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn.
  • A commitment to continued professional development.
  • A supportive governing body with a clear vision for the future of the school.
  • Designated leadership time.

    Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS clearance.

    We look forward to receiving your application.

    Closing date for applications: 08.01.2021 at 12 noon.

    Shortlisting meeting: 14.01.2021

    Pre-interview visit: 27.01.2021

    Interview date: 28.01.2021

    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'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

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

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached
  • 28/01/2021 

    We would normally encourage prospective candidates to come along and visit St. Ignatius' Catholic Primary School to experience it first hand and see the pupils and staff at work. This is now subject to the school's current COVID Risk Assessment. Please contact the school office on 01772 555252 or email regarding potentially making an appointment.
    Application form attached. Please return completed applications to
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    We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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