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Deputy Headteacher

St Aidan's Church of England Primary Academy
Blackburn, Lancashire
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
1st September 2024
20th May 2024 01:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1419958

Deputy Headteacher St Aidan’s Blackburn

Full time


September 2024 start

St Aidan’s is a Church of England Primary Academy which is at the heart of the local community of Mill Hill, Blackburn. We were judged as Good across all areas by Ofsted in January 2020.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, research informed Deputy Headteacher after the appointment of a new Headteacher who will join us in challenging educational and social disadvantage to achieve the highest possible standards whilst preparing all of our students to lead successful lives.

The Deputy Headteacher at our school is a wide ranging role. The Deputy will be responsible for Teaching and Learning, will be a leader of a core subject across school and will be the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. This is a non class based role but there will be a teaching requirement.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to join our vibrant primary Academy as we continue our journey towards outstanding. As a member of the Cidari Academy Trust we work alongside other schools to continue to raise standards whilst preserving a very distinctive Christian ethos.

We can offer you:

  • Quality teaching and learning;
  • Clear Christian values underpinning school life
  • Happy, hard working and well behaved children;
  • A professional, happy and enthusiastic staff team;
  • A school well-equipped for education in the 21st century;
  • Motivated and experienced Governing Body and central Trust team.
  • Good opportunities for personal and career development.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to health and wellbeing support for you and your family
  • Access to employee benefits & rewards through Perkbox
  • Cycle to work scheme

The right candidate will:

  • Hold as a minimum, a B.ED or B.A & PGCE / PGDE or equivalent and have at least 4 years’ experience in teaching or leadership.
  • Will have ideally taught across all /two primary phases
  • Will have made an impact across school on the areas that they have led
  • Will have experience of coaching and mentoring
  • Will have current knowledge and understanding how how to support different groups of children such as those with English as an additional language
  • Lead the school in the absence of the Headteacher for assemblies, management decisions, budget control
  • Manage and motivate the support team, including TAs, lunchtime staff and all support staff
  • Have a full understanding of processes involving children in care, child protection and safeguarding and be committed to working in partnership
  • Be committed to high standards of teaching and learning and the professional development of staff

Are you?

  • An outstanding teacher who can demonstrate that your teaching over time is consistently good or better?
  • An ambitious professional with high aspirations for the children and families with whom you work?
  • A creative and inspiring teacher with a willingness to embrace technology and innovation to engage learners in our drive to become a Google accredited Academy?
  • A deep understanding of how learning occurs and knowledge sticks?
  • A current knowledge of the National Curriculum combined with key progression knowledge for learning in Mathematics and English?
  • A range of assessment techniques to accelerate pupil progress and attainment and the ability to articulate these?
  • A belief that children’s behaviour can be shaped and guided through positive reinforcement, fair consequences and by the example they see from adults and peers around them?
  • A commitment to upholding the Christian Ethos of our Academy?
  • Commit to creating a positive and safe learning environment for all pupils in our Academy?
  • Show interest and respect to all stakeholders of our Academy, thereby positively promoting our Academy’s and the Trust’s vision and values?
  • Develop and enhance our relationships with all of our parents and partners?

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2024 at 1pm

Proposed Interview date: 23rd and 24th May 2024

Shortlisting will take place continuously throughout the application period

Potential candidates for this role are strongly encouraged to visit the school or to contact us for an informal conversation by appointment. 

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our safer recruitment pre-employment checks on shortlisted candidates

We are part of Cidari Education - Multi Academy Trust, established in November 2013, a growing educational trust and part of the Blackburn Diocese. Cidari Education is committed to providing high quality education for all children in our academies based on clearly established Christian values and principles.

The above post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure & Barring Service. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. Further information is available below.


Safeguarding Statement:

St Aidan's Church of England Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
St Aidan's Church of England Primary Academy

St Aidan's Church of England Primary Academy

Part of Cidari Multi Academy Trust

Cidari Multi Academy Trust