18 days remaining to apply

  • Earliest start date

    1 January 2025

  • Latest start date

    31 January 2025

  • Closing date

    9 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£73,508 to £85,146

Pay scale

Leadership Pay Spine, Group 4, point 19 to 25

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors are now seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated leader who will work closely and openly with them and to further develop the school vision. The successful candidate will equally be someone who is a highly visible, proactive leader who has great drive, enthusiasm and a clear, ambitious vision.

We want an exceptional Head Teacher for Wensley Fold CE Primary who has:

  • A clear strategic vision for education, founded on strong Christian and educational values.
  • A passionate commitment to develop learning and excellence for all our children.
  • The ability to lead, inspire, empower and motivate all members of the school community.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to ensure continued growth in positive relationships with parents and the caring and inclusive ethos within the school.

What the school offers its staff

Wensley Fold Church of England Primary Academy is a successful, popular 2-11, two form, standalone Primary Academy. Its progressive and vibrant learning community focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in their care. In 2023 Ofsted judged Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy as Outstanding.

We can offer you:

  • A warm and welcoming school with a forward thinking and dedicated team of staff who are committed to ensuring every child is able to excel and achieve.
  • Supportive parents and school community
  • Enthusiastic and friendly pupils eager to learn and do their best
  • Continued support for your professional development
  • Strong links with the Parish and Diocese
  • A supportive and ambitious Governing Board

Further details about the role

You are strongly encouraged to make a pre-application visit. To arrange a visit please contact our Deputy Headteacher Helen Lavery, h.lavery@wensleyfold.blackburn.sch.ukor to have a confidential conversation about the position contact Sharon Bowker, school advisor, sbowker@dbeservices.co.uk

To apply please download the Head Teacher Application pack.

Applications will only be accepted on the school application form; CVs and other forms are not acceptable.

Applications must be returned to schoolhrteam@blackburn.gov.uk by no later than Sunday 9th June 2024

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to preemployment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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 schoolhrteam@blackburn.gov.uk

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About Wensley Fold CofE Primary Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
421 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01254 667449

Arranging a visit to Wensley Fold CofE Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email h.lavery@wensleyfold.blackburn.sch.uk.

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