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  • Job start date

    1 April 2024

  • Closing date

    31 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L 10 - L17

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A practicising Catholic
  • Evidence of appropriate professional development for the role of headteacher

    Evidence of recent leadership and management professional development

    Up to date safeguarding training and knowledge of legislation for the protection of young people

  • Recent successful senior leadership e.g., a deputy headteacher, assistant headteacher or acting headteacher

    Evidence of successfully leading school improvement

    Evidence of the application of strategies to review, implement, evaluate and improve learning and teaching

    Experience of working constructively with parents

    Experience of monitoring staff performance

    Experience of effective budget management and financial analysis

    The ability to provide advice and support to the Local Governing Body to enable it to meet its responsibilities

  • For further information please see the person specification included in the application pack.

What the school offers its staff

  • Wonderful children who value their school and wear their school badge with pride.
  • A positive and caring ethos based on the values of the Catholic church
  • A welcoming and supportive community- united in our desire to provide excellence for our children
  • The opportunity to work with a passionate and dedicated staff team.
  • Dedicated governors who are deeply committed to the school and provide support and challenge.
  • A wealth of nurture support for our children and families
  • The support of Mater Ecclesiae Chief Executive Officer - Peter Duffy
  • Partnership with the team of headteachers in the Academy Trust - who work to support each other and develop all our schools whilst still retaining the uniqueness and individuality of St. Bernard’s

Commitment to safeguarding

St. Bernard's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The applicant will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of staff and young people.
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About St Bernard's Catholic Primary School, Preston

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
239 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

St. Bernard's is a Catholic one form entry school (age 3-11) with 229 children on roll. St. Bernard’s is a thriving school on the outskirts of Preston. It embodies the Catholic faith and way of life in everything it does and is a happy, friendly school. We pride ourselves on our successes in all aspects of school life both in our work and in our play. In December 2022, St. Bernard's became one of the founding schools of Mater Ecclesiae Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Within the Trust we work as "one family in Christ." .

Arranging a visit to St Bernard's Catholic Primary School, Preston

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@st-bernards.lancs.sch.uk.

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