Church Lane, Shevington, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 8BD

01257 401125

St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School

Growing together in faith, love & learning




Job Title:  Headteacher
Employer: St. Bernadette's Catholic Primary School
Job Type: Leadership
Job Phase: Primary
NOR: 223

Application closing date:        Wednesday, 25th March 2020 at 12noon

Interview dates:                   2nd/3rd April

Position to start:                   September 2020

Salary:   L12-L18

Location: Wigan

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent


Required for September 2020


Are you an excellent educator?

Have you the leadership qualities to make a real impact?

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of our children?

If so, the governors of St. Bernadette’s are seeking to appoint a Headteacher.

At St. Bernadette’s we can offer: 

  • Wonderful children who enjoy learning
  • A community firmly rooted in our Catholic ethos
  • Hard working, dedicated and enthusiastic staff
  • Supportive governance and real opportunities to develop as a leader
  • A genuinely happy and caring place to work
  • Strong links with the parish and local community

'The School is a welcoming place for pupils, staff, governors and visitors alike. Good relationships, underpinned by the school’s Catholic ethos, help pupils to develop into well-rounded, caring individuals – a reflection of the school’s motto, ‘Growing together in faith, love and learning’.  Ofsted Dec 2016

  • A practising Catholic with a strong commitment to enriching the Catholic life of our community
  • Vision, innovation and a passion for learning
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership of teaching and learning
  • Somebody who thrives on responsibility and wants to continue to develop themselves in the role
  • The ability to lead and inspire staff
  • A willingness to go the ‘extra mile’ for our children and our school


St. Bernadette’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Karen Heapy in the school office.

How to Apply  
Application documents are available to download below. Completed applications should be marked for the attention of  Mrs K Heapy and returned via email: by 12noon on 25th March 2020.

Closing Date:  Wednesday, 25th March at 12noon
Short Listing Date: Friday, 27th March
Interview Dates : Thursday & Friday, 2nd & 3rd April  2020

Recruitment Documents
Job Description:  Download Document
Person Specification: Download Document
Application Form: Download Document
Equal Opportunities Monitoring: Download Document
Consent to obtain references: Download Document
Rehabilitation of Offenders Disclosure: Download Document
Notes to Applicants: Download Document

Contact Details 
St. Bernadette's Catholic Primary School, Church Lane, Shevington, Wigan, WN6 8BD.
Contact Name: Mrs Karen Heapy
Contact Telephone: 01257 401125
Contact e-mail: