Headteacher, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

St Bede's Catholic High SchoolOrmskirk, Lancashire

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ISRL24 - L31 (69,330 - £81,478)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Governors of this high achieving and highly successful school wish to appoint a Headeacher from 1 September 2018. The Archdiocese of Liverpool judged the school to be ‘Outstanding’ stating, “St Bede’s provides outstanding Catholic education”. Ofsted judged the school to be ‘Good’ in all categories, October 2015.

Our school has a strong Catholic mission at the centre of its community life. We believe that we are part of God’s creative process, providing the opportunity for each individual to flourish in order to serve the Common good.

Governors are looking to appoint a Headteacher who will build on a well-established culture of high achievement leading our school to achieve ‘Outstanding’ status.

The successful candidate will:


  • have recent successful leadership as a Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher
  • be a practicing Catholic with the energy and commitment to carry forward the school’s Catholic ethos
  • have a clear vision for the future success of the school and all its pupils
  • have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire pupils, staff, parents and Governors in pursuit of the school’s strategic development
  • be committed to furthering the achievement and progress of all pupils in the school
  • be able to exemplify how the needs of all pupils have been met through high quality teaching


We can offer:


  • a calm and supportive community, underpinned by our strong  Catholic ethos
  • wonderful, enthusiastic pupils who are eager to learn and achieve
  • a strong leadership team with a dedicated team of staff
  • a committed and supportive Governing Body, Local Authority and  Archdiocese
  • a firm commitment to your ongoing professional development


Application packs can be downloaded from the school website www.sbchs.co.uk or by emailing Mrs A Southworth, a.southworth@sbchs.co.uk

Visits to school by appointment with Mrs Southworth on Thursday 1st February or week beginning Monday 5th February 2018. Telephone 01695 583192

Closing date: 12 noon, 19th February 2018

Shortlising date: 28th February 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March 2018

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: St. Anne's Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4TA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1695 570335
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Located in the market town of Ormskirk, Lancashire, St Bede’s Catholic High School is a co-educational secondary school. With around 700 pupils aged 11-16, St Bede’s is smaller than the average secondary school of its type. Although the vast majority...