Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 April 2021 at 12:00 am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L1 - L4

Job summary

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who:

• is committed to providing outstanding Catholic Education within our school community.
• is an outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations of pupils’ achievement and
• has a proven track record of raising children’s attainment.
• recognises and believes in the unique individuality of each child.
• has the skills to act as a role model, capable of inspiring and motivating others.
• has the drive and vision to contribute to the next stage of the School’s development.
• has successfully led key areas of school improvement.
• is friendly and approachable with excellent communication skills and a good sense of

The role includes the full time teaching responsibility of being an upper Key Stage 2 teacher. The successful candidate will begin in Year 5 and follow the cohort through to Year 6.

In addition to their teaching responsibility, the new Assistant Headteacher will lead English across the school, take on the role of health and safety co-ordinator and will be a member of the safeguarding team (one of three Deputy DSLs).

Applying for the job

Application packs are available from the School Office. Please note that we require electronic copies of your application and supplementary forms (submitted as a PDF). By providing an electronic signature on these documents you are agreeing your eSignature is viable and legally binding.

Completed applications should be emailed to with the subject title ‘Assistant Headteacher Application’.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
171 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About St Pius X Catholic Primary School

St Pius X is a welcoming school, at the heart of its community, with dedicated staff, who have excellent relationships with pupils and their families. Building on the good work already started, we are committed to continue moving our rapidly improving school forward by strengthening our curriculum, providing a wide range of enrichment activities and improving outcomes of our pupils.

The Governors of St Pius X seek to appoint an outstanding teacher to be our new Assistant Headteacher, who will work as a part of an already strong and established leadership team. The vacancy is due to the retirement of one of our Assistant Headteachers. The successful candidate will be playing an active role in leading improvements through partnerships to raise standards and aspirations for all learners.

Being a Catholic school, our curriculum and ethos are based upon the key teachings of our faith, centred on the Gospel Values. The successful candidate must be willing to support and promote the Catholic ethos of the School. A candidate who is a practising Catholic is desirable but not essential.

Arranging a visit to St Pius X Catholic Primary School

Applicants are positively encouraged to visit the school.

Visit Date/s: Individual tours with the Headteacher are available by appointment only.
Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 21st April 2021
Shortlisting: Monday 26th April 2021.
Interviews & Tasks: w/c 4th May 2021

School location

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4AA

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