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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    12 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Pay Spine, Group 3, points 17 (£65,699) to 23 (£76,122) per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader following the retirement of an extremely successful headteacher, at an exciting point in the development of the school. The governors will look to the new headteacher to build on what has made - andcontinues to make – Longshaw successful and distinctive,whilst at the same time developing a robust strategy for the future.

We are looking for a headteacher who will demonstrate personal, visible and accessible leadership and build on strong foundations that will inspire the continued momentum and ambition for the school. The successful candidate will embrace our clear vision and values and bring inspirational drive and ambition for continual improvement that is demonstrated through improved outcomes for our children.

We would like to appoint someone who:

  • Is dedicated to continuing to raise standards in our safe, supportive and inclusive school where high standards and expectations through excellent and inspirational teaching, learning and assessment is provided for every child.
  • Will value and develop the strengths and skills of our staff.
  • Will work closely with Longshaw Infant School and the wider community
  • Has professional dedication, commitment and resilience and relishes a challenge.
  • Has a clear vision and rationale for behaviour management that is compatible with our extremely effective approach and standards across the school community.
  • Adopts our vision, ethos, values and motto Success for all - nothing less

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • delightful, well-behaved children who are inspired to learn in exciting and creative ways.
  • An enthusiastic and talented staff team who go the extra mile to make Longshaw Junior a great place to be, who motivate pupils to promote independence and a love of learning.
  • A whole school community committed to our vision, values and mission, with a climate where excellence is the standard.
  • A challenging and stimulating place to work.
  • A commitment to your professional development.

Further details about the role


Application forms can be downloaded from this page.

In addition to your application you must include a supporting statement that should be clear, concise and related to the specific post. Please ensure this does not exceed 1.200 words, font size 11.

Please do not submit a CV.

Your completed application and supporting statement should be submitted, using Word format, to schoolhrteam@blackburn.gov.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Longshaw Junior School is committed to promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check, will be subject to receipt of suitable references, and qualifications and identity checks.

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About Longshaw Community Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
328 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
01254 588973

Arranging a visit to Longshaw Community Junior School

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