Assistant Headteacher – English Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School, Preston

Have you got what it takes to join the journey of excellence at English Martyrs’?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an excellent Early Years/KS1 practitioner to develop their leadership skills within a supportive Catholic, nurturing, vibrant environment!

The Governors are looking to appoint an excellent and enthusiastic Assistant Headteacher to join and support our Senior Leadership Team in leading our school onto its next stage of a journey towards excellence. Our school has a strong Catholic ethos at its heart in the daily strive for excellence and greatness.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher and Governing Body to build on the achievements of the school. They will be someone who is a highly motivated, dynamic and caring individual.

In December 2017, English Martyrs’ was described by OFSTED as a place where ‘the curriculum is stimulating and enriched with opportunities for pupils to broaden their learning‘ and where ‘Teachers receive good support from senior colleagues and high-quality professional development opportunities to improve their practice further‘, where ‘Pupils swiftly gain confidence as learners in the school’s warm and stimulating classrooms. They respond well to instructions and are unafraid to contribute their views in class discussions.

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher who will:
– Have excellent teaching skills and a passion and commitment to ensure that every child reaches their full potential.
– Be committed to maintaining the Catholic ethos in the school.
– Have the ability to take a key role in the management of the school, supporting in leading school improvements with clear vision and excellent communication.
– Lead KS1 and EYFS, providing coaching, mentoring and support for all, children and staff.
– Have the ability to support, lead and inspire children, parents, colleagues and Governors.
– Take a leading role in the professional development of all staff within their team.
– Be an integral part of our dynamic, forward thinking leadership team.
– Be dedicated, enthusiastic and have a good sense of humour.

Why work at English Martyrs’? Here’s what our children and staff have to say: ‘It’s like home, a family; we are determined to succeed; there is always laughter; everyone is welcomed; we are caring and considerate; staff and friends encourage each other; if I hadn’t come to English Martyrs’, I wouldn’t be able to speak English; we are one big family; we are good friends, support each other, stick together and never leave people out; we are always positive; we always have a go and never give up; it’s a wonderful school with wonderful staff to help; we are all unique; we always have smiles on our faces; it’s a happy school because we care for each other; we do fun and creative work; together, we celebrate our achievements; we have a can-do attitude in all we do; we work as one big team together.’

But don’t just take our word for it, come and have a look for yourself, informal visits to the school are most welcome. Please contact the school office to arrange a mutually convenient time.
The school website provides a wealth of information about the school and prospective applicants are encouraged to look at

Relevant Dates Closing date: 05.04.19
Shortlisting: 11.04.19 (4.30pm)
Lesson observations: w.b. 29.04.19
Pre-interview: 08.05.19
Interview: 09.05.19

English Martyrs’ is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

More Information can be found at and application details at

Essential Qualifications: QTS
Desirable Qualifications: CCRS
Essential Experience: Experience of teaching in KS1 and/or EYFS
Desirable Experience: Working in a Catholic school Essential Criteria: Practising Catholic
Essential Criteria: Practising Catholic