Deputy Head teacher

St James' Church of England Primary School, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0QP

This job expired on 30 September 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    3 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L6 - L10

Deputy Head teacher job summary

The Governors of St. James’ Church of England Primary School wish to appoint an energetic, ambitious and inspiring Deputy Headteacher to this highly successful school, which is at the heart of its church and local community. This is an excellent opportunity for a hard working individual, with a passion for nurturing and challenging all members of our school community, to support our Headteacher and Senior Leaders to further develop our school and build on the successes achieved so far. St. James’ is a ‘Good’ school with an ‘Outstanding’ Church of England character (SIAMS).

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an outstanding Christian leader with enthusiasm for the learning and development of all within our school community;
  • has a proven record of excellent classroom practice and the ability to promote outstanding teaching throughout school;
  • can demonstrate that they have worked successfully in partnership with governors, staff and parents in order to raise standards;
  • is keen to learn and develop professionally and nurture this attitude in others;
  • is able to raise the aspirations and ambitions of our children;
  • is able to fully involve families and our community in the life and success of the school;
  • will help our Church school and community to flourish through contribution to our vision and mission;
  • provide support and challenge for our Headteacher, senior leaders and staff team;

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Supporting documents

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About St James' Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
189 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01254 698656

In return, we can offer:
• a strong, nurturing Christian ethos;
• good links and relationships with St. James’ Church, the Parish and community, other schools and wider partners across the local authority and beyond;
• a school which is well respected in the local community;
• a caring, dedicated and motivated staff team;
• supportive, effective governors who are committed to continuing professional development;
• well behaved and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn.

Our school is situated in Lower Darwen, on the outskirts of Blackburn within a community which contains significant areas of deprivation. The school benefits from good transport links via the motorway system, giving easy access to the West Pennine Moors as well as the large cities of the North West.

Arranging a visit to St James' Church of England Primary School

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and may be arranged by mutually convenient appointment – please telephone the school to arrange your visit on 01254 698656

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