Headteacher, Blackburn with Darwen

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The Redeemer (Voluntary Aided) Church of England Primary SchooBlackburn with Darwen

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Start date: 29th April 2019 or as soon as practicable thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L21 – L24 (£65,384-£70,370)
Contract term: Permanent

Headteacher of Blackburn The Redeemer Church of England Primary and National Teaching School and Executive Headteacher of St. Stephen's Church of England Primary School, Tockholes, Lancashire

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a highly effective, inspirational and outward-facing leader to work with a team of amazing children and motivated staff, in both schools. The Redeemer is a two form entry school which moved to its new building in 2006. It has been judged as outstanding by both Ofsted and SIAMS and nationally is in the top 10% performing Primary Schools. The school is currently a designated Teaching School, incorporating a Schools Direct Teacher Training element. In contrast St. Stephen’s is a village school, less than 10 minutes drive away, which caters for a maximum of 70 pupils across all years. With the guidance and leadership of the Redeemer, St Stephen’s has moved from requiring improvement to good by both Ofsted and SIAMS and is now nationally in the top 5% performing Primary Schools. Each school has a distinctive Christian ethos and vision which is grounded in both the day to day life of the schools and in the improvement plans. If you would like to find out more about the schools please visit our websites https://www.theredeemercep.co.uk/ and http://www.tockholesschool.org.uk/ ; however, to truly get a feel for both of these fabulous schools and to understand the real opportunity to build on the successes, a visit is highly recommended.

Salary Band: L21 – L24 (£65,384-£70,370) uplift available for the right candidate 

Start Date: Due to the retirement of the current Headteacher, start date is 29th April 2019 or as soon as practicable thereafter

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 14th December 2018

Shortlisting Date: 19th December 2018

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th January 2019 

Visits to both schools will take place on the same day:
Prior to application -  Tuesday 4th or Thursday 6th December 2018 (am or pm)    
After shortlisting – Tuesday 8th January 2019 (am or pm)
To arrange, please contact: joanne.murray@theredeemer.blackburn.sch.uk

Pre visits to the schools are very welcome but are entirely optional and not part of the selection process.  

To apply, please contact the school at joanne.murray@theredeemer.blackburn.sch.uk who can provide you with both the application form and candidate pack. CVs will not be accepted. Your application and personal statement must address the person specification and be no longer than 3 – 4 sides of A4.

Both schools 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 an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Jack Walker Way, Fernhurst Farm, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 4JJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 296400