14 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    7 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 to L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Headteacher who is:

  • a caring, dedicated and inspiring Catholic leader
  • instrumental in placing the school at the heart of the parish community
  • able to motivate and encourage staff and pupils, to achieve to their full potential
  • an excellent communicator who works inclusively with all staff, pupils, parents, governors, the Trust, the Diocese and the wider community
  • able to demonstrate a track record in school improvement coupled with the drive, ambition and creativity to further develop our school potential.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer:

  • A committed team of staff and governors who work closely with each other to create a caring environment with a strong Catholic ethos which values all members of the school’s community.
  • Enthusiastic, interested and well-behaved pupils who can make good progress and can achieve high levels of attainment.
  • Strong support from the Parish, the Trust and the Diocese.

Further details about the role

How to apply

Visits to the School:

Applicants are warmly invited and encouraged to visit the school and meet our staff and pupils.

Please contact Mrs Anne Charnley via school office on 01772 787037or via email at bursar@st-clares.lancs.sch.uk.

Prior to applying

If you are unclear about any aspect of the application process or you would like any additional information about St Clare’s Catholic Primary School or the role, then please contact school using the contact details above.

Application process:

Please send your completed Mater Ecclesiae CES application form (attached to the TES listing, this listing and also available on the School and Trust websites) to: recruitment@mecmat.org

You will also be required to complete and submit a Recruitment Monitoring Form and a Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Disclosure form.

There are guidance notes supplied to assist in the completion of the forms (see applicant notes on website).

Closing Date for Applications: Midday Friday 7th June

Shortlisting of Candidates: Monday 10th June

Interview Date for Candidates: Monday 17th June and Friday 21st June

Should you decide to apply, please confirm your availability for these dates when submitting your application.

References will only be taken up for shortlisted candidates who will be notified beforehand.

Please contact each of your named referees to inform them that if you are shortlisted, we will request a reference prior to the interview.

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 recruitment@mecmat.org

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If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About St Clare's Catholic Primary School, Preston

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
280 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01772 787037

St Clare’s is a thriving, vibrant one-form entry Catholic Primary School with a strong sense of community. It is a founding member of the Mater Ecclesiae Catholic Multi Academy Trust in the Lancaster Diocese. The school currently caters for 288 children between the ages of three and eleven years and was awarded good in our OFSTED inspection in March 2022 and outstanding in our Diocesan Inspection in April 2023.

We aim to develop the whole child so that they can reach their individual potential both socially, spiritually and academically.

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

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

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