Headteacher – St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary School, Blackpool

St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary School

Headteacher Vacancy

The Directors of the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust and the Governors of St. Kentigern’s are looking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher from September 2023.

The Trust’s mission statement: Belong, Engage, Become.

At St. Kentigern’s, we offer our children the opportunity to grow as young people and encourage them to develop a closer relationship with God in an atmosphere of mutual love and respect. We seek to live out the values of Jesus Christ daily, promoting them by our words and deeds. Jesus told us to ‘Treat others as you would like to be treated’, our school motto, and this reminds us every day to go the extra mile for the children in our care.

Situated in Blackpool, St. Kentigern’s is an oversubscribed Catholic primary school, made up of wonderful children and their families, dedicated staff with strong links to the parish and wider community. This is a fabulous opportunity to lead a strong Catholic primary school at an exciting point on its journey. Your leadership skills will focus on both the Catholic life of the school and continuing to improve the standards of teaching, learning and the curriculum.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment.
  • Be a confident and visible leader with a clear vision.
  • Be passionate about ensuring that each pupil fulfils their unique potential.
  • Have the ability to build strong relationships with pupils, school, parish and Trust.
  • Place safeguarding at the heart of the school.

In return we will offer you:

  • Fantastic children who are keen to learn.
  • Dedicated staff who are committed to supporting the pupils and their families.
  • Support from the central team and headteacher colleagues within the Trust family of schools.
  • High-quality professional development.
  • A highly supportive local governing body and Trust board.

To find out more:

Applicant packs and CES application forms are available from the Trust or school websites: https://bebcmat.co.uk/vacancies-list or


Completed CES application forms and CES supporting documents should be emailed to: [email protected] by midday on 13th March, 2023.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Sandra Sobrino, Office Manager, at [email protected]

Closing date: Monday 13th March 2023 at midday
Shortlisting: Tuesday 21st March 2023
Interviews: Week commencing 27th March, 2023.

Rehabilitation – 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 ‘enhanced 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 www.gov.uk/dbs or alternatively a copy is available on request.

The Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS) will be required for all appointed posts. Other pre-employment compliance checks will be carried out. This post is subject to satisfactory references which will be requested prior to interview. Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022), an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.