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School Name Rectory Church of England Primary School
School Address Rectory Rd, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan WN4 0QF Tel: 01744 678470
Job Title Headteacher
Job reference RFHT1
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade Leadership 14-20
Pay From: £56579 To: £65561
Hours 32.5 Per Week
Closing date 31 January 2021 (4pm)
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Job Description
‘God is Our Strength’

Rectory C.E. Primary School is a primary school situated on the border of St. Helens and Wigan. It is set in Downall Green, an area with a rich local history. The school has provided a Christian education for primary school children since 1839.

The vision of the Head Teacher and Staff is a strong one committed to raising the attainment of all, accelerating progress through the collective responsibility of all partners, and working very closely with parents and carers.

Rectory School has a nursery and an ASD & MLD resource base for a number of children with Autism and those with Moderate Learning Difficulties. The School is strongly committed to inclusion and embraces ability and disability in equal measure. Children are happy and valued and the Christian ethos is strong.

Ofsted rated the school as “good” in 2017 and the SIAMS report was ‘’outstanding’’ in 2017.

The Head Teacher retired in August 2020. The Governors are seeking to appoint an outstanding successor who will embrace the ethos of the School and ensure that it continues to be an inclusive Christian Community supporting the needs of the unique individuals within it.

School visits can be arranged by calling the School Office on 01744 678470.

For additional information about Rectory C.E. Primary School is also available from the School website (

Application packs are available online at or alternatively, by contacting Tamara Fleming on 01744 671864. If you are completing a hard copy application form, this will need to be returned to the school direct.

The post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 31st January 2021
Shortlisting: Week commencing 08 February 2021
Interviews: To be confirmed.
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For an application form and further details contact:

Tamara Fleming
01744 671864
Human Resources, Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HP

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Job Application Packs
Head teacher appointment - Governor letter.pdf
Head teacher person specification .pdf
Head teacher job description.pdf
When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number. The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.