17 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    5 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Optional

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Governors, staff and pupils are looking for an inspiring headteacher who is:

  • A practising Christian with a strong faith commitment able to lead the school community in spiritual development
  • Positive and approachable
  • A strong leader who values their team and sets a good example
  • Forward thinking and has ambitious educational standards
  • Committed to safeguarding and to the welfare and wellbeing of staff and pupils
  • Able to clearly communicate their vision to all stakeholders
  • Highly motivated and sets ambitious expectations for all pupils, including those with additional needs

What the school offers its staff

Freckleton Church of England Primary School is situated at the heart of the village and we are proud to serve the local community. The school was founded in 1839 and the Christian principles on which it was founded 180 years ago are still important today as we continue to enjoy close links with Holy Trinity Church.

We are a “good school where adults set high expectations for pupils’ achievement and behaviour” (Ofsted, November 2022). A caring Christian family, where we recognise that every child is unique and children are encouraged to share their talents whatever they may be.

Further details about the role

The current Headteacher is leaving for a promoted post at the end of August 2024. Under her leadership the school has thrived, delivering an excellent Christian education, where all stakeholders are valued.

The school itself is a one form entry and the Governing Body are responsible for the onsite nursery and wrap round provision that benefits and enhances the composition of the school.

We are very proud of our happy, caring, successful school and are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic leader and team player, who has the vision to build upon our many strengths and move the whole school forward, mindful of our strong Christian values and links with our village and church communities.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to learn more about the school through our website https://www.freckleton.lancs.sch.uk/ and you are welcome to make an informal visit to the school before applying. This can be arranged by contacting the school office (Telephone No 01772 632350.)

If you are interested in being considered for the post, please apply using our online Diocesan form, accompanied by a concise covering letter (minimum font size 12 ), telling us why you think you are the best person to lead our school.

Chair of Governors

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to schoolsrecruitment@lancashire.gov.uk

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About Freckleton Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
188 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

A Voluntary Aided Primary School in the Diocese of Blackburn.

Arranging a visit to Freckleton Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@freckleton.lancs.sch.uk.

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