St Thomas's Centre, Blackburn, BB1 9TH

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 10:00am

  • Date listed

    3 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Leadership Group 5, point 21-27 (£69,031 to £79,958 per annum)

Headteacher job summary

The Management Committee of St Thomas’s Centre PRU is looking to recruit a suitably experienced and exceptional candidate to be its new Headteacher.

At St Thomas’s “Leaders at all levels have been relentless in moving the school forward to become outstanding. Staff morale is extremely high” Ofsted 2018.

Our school is seeking a dynamic and inspirational leader to continue to develop St Thomas’s as a centre of excellence in providing outstanding support to vulnerable learners. You will build on the successes already achieved and secure the aspirational goals we have for our learners. We need a leader with a strong moral purpose who is able to continue to inspire, enthuse, motivate and empower us to achieve this vision. The school provides a personalised curriculum where self-esteem and resilience are built alongside academic and social success for our learners. This bespoke approach centres on our commitment and excellent practice around the social, emotional and mental health of our pupils and the mental health and well-being of all who work and learn at St Thomas’s.

St Thomas’s Centre is an outstanding school with very special children, young people and staff. Our new Headteacher must have a ‘can do’ approach, have a clear sense of vision, a creative purpose and an unequivocal commitment to ensuring all members of our school community will succeed , no exceptions, no excuses. We seek a dynamic, caring, aspirational Headteacher who is a strategic thinker focused on making a difference to the educational life chances and wider lives of all our children and young people.

You will have expertise in SEMH, a good understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding and be committed to working in partnership with other professionals to meet the holistic needs of each of our pupils. Understand the cultural background of our pupils, the challenges they face in learning and in life and how to embrace what they bring to school, to support and challenge them to be and do the best they can. We are offering a unique and challenging opportunity to lead our school. We provide our pupils with a calm, supportive and friendly welcome to re-establish their confidence and increase self-esteem with a view to re-engaging and sustaining them in learning.

Are you an inspirational leader, a strategic thinker, charismatic and creative? Will you embrace innovative thinking to lead and develop others in a school that is passionate about meeting the needs of the pupils and the surrounding community?

Please contact Michelle Smith, Lead School Effectiveness Officer by mobile: 07950 103479 or by email: michelle.smith@blackburn.gov.uk to discuss the vacancy.

Closing Date: Monday 16th May 2022 @ 10am
Shortlisting date: Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th or Thursday 19th May 2022
Interviews: Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th May 2022

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About St Thomas's Centre

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 16
Education phase
School size
106 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Contact phone number
07950 103479

The Management Committee can offer:

• a supportive and vibrant working environment which nurtures and supports all our pupils to grow in confidence and independence
• a school community which reflects the rich diversity of families in our area
• pupils who need a new beginning and will challenge your professional skills
• a team of staff who are dedicated and skilled in providing high expectations of positive learning behaviour and social and emotional learning
• a centre of excellence, the first PRU in Pan Lancashire to achieve all Gatsby 8 benchmarks
• a well-resourced learning environment
• excellent relationships with local schools, multi-agency partners, and the Local Authority.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas's Centre

We welcome applicants to attend a carefully planned guided tour of the school which will be held on Monday 9th (pm) and Wednesday 11th May 2022 (pm).

School tours can be booked by emailing schoolhrteam@blackburn.gov.uk

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