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St Barnabas and St Paul's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Blackburn, Lancashire

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 18 to Lead Practitioners range 24, £62,426 to £72,306

Job summary

Following the recent retirement of the headteacher, we are seeking to appoint an outstanding, inspirational, experienced and highly motivated headteacher with vision and energy to continue to build on our outstanding achievements and successes and develop a robust strategy for continued improvement in the future.

We offer:
• A caring, inclusive school community built on supportive relationships and Christian values.
• Supportive and dedicated staff committed to enabling all children to achieve with a record of delivering excellent education.
• Well-motivated, enthusiastic and confident children who love learning.
• Strong links with the Church and community.
• A supportive school with a strong governing body committed to providing opportunities for continued professional development.
• An excellent environment for learning in a modern building with excellent facilities.

The successful candidate will have:

• Substantial experience as a headteacher of a primary school.
• An active Christian commitment and be able to sustain and develop the Christian ethos and values of the school.
• A proven track record of effective leadership and management of people and a commitment to working in partnership with governors, staff, parents, other schools and the local community.
• A clear vision which focuses on raising achievements and standards through a wide variety of teaching and learning experiences.
• A desire to maintain and enhance the existing strengths of the school, bringing inspirational drive and ambition for continual improvement that is demonstrated through improved outcomes for children.
• A passion to ensure that all children reach their potential.
• Evidence of regular, recent and appropriate professional development in the role of Headteacher.

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status

Essential skills and experience

Successful teaching of pupils in the primary phase.
To have a working and current knowledge and understanding of all 3 Key Stages in the primary phase.
Can effectively analyse school data and identify appropriate actions which then form part of the school improvement plan.
Up to date safeguarding training and knowledge of legislation for the protection of young people.
Evidence of recent and appropriate professional development for the role of headteacher.
Experience of guiding, coaching, mentoring or training individuals or teams.
Commitment to ensuring inclusion and addressing diversity positively.
A passion for achieving the very best outcomes for the whole child - spiritually, mentally and physically.
A clear vision for an innovative, progressive and forward thinking school.
The capacity to provide inspirational, enthusiastic and innovative leadership.
The ability to perform effectively under pressure.
The ability to receive and act on constructive feedback

Employee benefits

A £5,000 additional payment as a permanent part of the Headteacher's annual salary

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 419 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website St Barnabas and St Paul's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email team@peopleandpayservices.co.uk

About St Barnabas and St Paul's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

School location

Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1SN