Primary Headteacher Vacancy

02042 Claughton St Mary’s Headteacher Job Description
02042 Catholic person specification HT

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Smithy Lane, Claughton-on-Brock, PRESTON, PR3 0PN

‘a small school with a big heart’

Vacancy for the position of Headteacher

St Mary’s Catholic Primary school is a small rural school in the heart of the parish of Claughton-on-Brock, on the edge of the Trough of Bowland, Lancashire.
The Governors are seeking to appoint a Headteacher from September 2017 who is a committed practising Catholic and who will be an inspirational Headteacher with a clear vision and understanding of Catholic education that underpins the school’s mission statement.

We are looking for a Headteacher who:

  • Can maintain and promote the strong Catholic ethos of a school at the heart of the community.
  • Has a clear vision of the future for this outstanding school, which can be shared with pupils, parents, staff and Governors.
  • Demonstrates excellent skills to advance the quality of teaching and learning across the school through leadership and example.
  • Will have a teaching commitment to meet the school needs.
  • Can maintain and develop the strong relationships between our school, parents, parish and the wider community.
  • Will nurture, challenge and support our pupils and staff.

In return we can offer you:

  • A vibrant school in the heart of a supportive community.
  • A warm, welcoming school rooted in a strong Catholic faith, where everyone is encouraged to achieve their full potential.
  • Dedicated, committed and experienced staff including a highly effective Business Manager.
  • Children who have positive attitudes towards learning, who care about each other and value all those involved in the school community.
  • A commitment to your ongoing professional development.
  • Highly supportive Governors.

Applicants are warmly encouraged to visit the school for an informal tour. Please contact the Executive Headteacher, Janet Butterworth or the School Business Manager, Diane Ball on 01995 640258 to arrange a visit.
Closing date for receipt of application : Thursday 16th March 2017 at Noon
Shortlisting: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Pre-interview visit date: Tuesday 25th April 2017
Interview date: Wednesday 26th April  2017
More information about the school can be found at