Welcome to the vacancies page for Saint Bede's Catholic High School. Here you will find job opportunities for both teaching and support staff.

We have one vacancy.





An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual with an excellent track record in education, who will be committed to our Catholic ethos and provide strategic vision and leadership for our school. The governors are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher who is energetic, dynamic and able to inspire a strong team of dedicated staff in striving for excellence and providing a rich, memorable education for our pupils.

“The success of the curriculum, the impact of good teaching and the outstanding quality of care, guidance and support are seen in the students’ success in examinations across the ability range. The impact is seen also in students’ excellent personal development and attitudes to learning.” (OFSTED 2018)

Saint Bede’s Catholic High School is a thriving, oversubscribed and highly successful school. It is situated in the pleasant resort town of Lytham St. Anne’s with easy access to the motorway network.

The successful candidate will be:

• a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment and a clear vision for Catholic Education

• an inspirational and visionary leader with a passion for teaching and learning

• an excellent motivator, communicator and role model to staff and pupils

• able to demonstrate successful leadership and management skills and have relevant experience

• enthusiastic and have the ability to inspire staff to meet the academic and pastoral needs of our pupils

• knowledgeable of current educational issues with the ability to plan strategically and financially.


Mrs S Kelly, Headteacher’s PA, 01253 737 174,


Our Catholic school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children.

The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and supporting references.

Times Educational Supplement Website 

You can find information about employment opportunities at Saint Bede’s on the TES website.

Initial Teacher Training Opportunities (ITT)

We are involved in three local training consortiums (School Direct Programmes), as well as having strong links with the University of Cumbria’s PGCE programme.

Catholic Teaching Alliance 

The Preston based Catholic Teaching Alliance (CTA) is a partnership between 56 Catholic primary and secondary schools and post-16 colleges with a shared vision and commitment to providing first class, professional development for trainee teachers, practising teachers and school leaders.  We work in partnership with the University of Cumbria. The CTA is underpinned by a shared passion to train and develop outstanding and inspirational teachers who are highly employable and dedicated professionals who appreciate the distinct nature of working as part of a Catholic community. Based at Our Lady’s Catholic High School, Preston. you can find more information at Catholic Teaching Alliance

Newman Teaching Alliance

The Newman Teaching Alliance’s one-year course is designed in partnership with North West based Edge Hill University to offer all the benefits of a conventional PGCE with a firm grounding in practice as well as theory.  The Alliance includes five local partner high schools at present.  All of these schools are local, long-standing partners of Cardinal Newman College and all have been graded as outstanding or good by Ofsted in their last inspection.  This course gives ITT students the unique opportunity to combine training in a post-16 academic environment as well as training at KS3 and KS4. Based at Cardinal Newman College, Preston you can find more information at Newman Teaching Alliance

Lancaster and Fylde Schools Alliance

The Lancaster and Fylde Schools' Alliance is comprised of four schools based in Lancaster and on the Fylde coast. These schools have been chosen to be part of our alliance as they offer our trainees a comprehensive and supportive environment in which they flourish as teachers. The schools, which offer an excellent introduction to the diversity found in UK schools, are staffed by committed, enthusiastic and experienced mentors who have proven success ensuring the best outcomes from our trainee teachers. We work in partnership with the University of Cumbria. You can find more information by visiting the Lancaster and Fylde Schools Alliance webpage.

Headteacher Application Pack

Application Form - Senior Leader (Word)

Application Form - Senior Leader (PDF)

Practising Catholic Guidance from Diocese of Lancaster

Practising Catholic SLT Declaration (Word)

Practising Catholic SLT Declaration (PDF)

Consent to Obtain References Form (Word)

Consent to Obtain References Form (PDF)

Recruitment Monitoring Form (Word)

Recruitment Monitoring Form (PDF)

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - Disclosure Form (Word)

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - Disclosure Form (PDF)

Safeguarding Children and Recruitment in Education (DBS)