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St Mary’s Catholic Junior Academy

Head of School

Permanent Full Time Contract

Salary: Range L7 – L11   (point scale dependent on experience)

NOR: 230

Required January 2025 (or sooner)

Applications are welcome from an ambitious, highly motivated Head of School to work with our Executive Headteacher and Infant Head of School.

The children, staff and governors’ of St Mary’s Catholic Junior Academy, wish to invite applications from practicing Catholics with successful senior leadership and management experience for the post of  Head of School – Junior site, to join the Academy’s Leadership and Management team at this well-established and happy school.

We would like to appoint a dynamic, committed and innovative leader with a resilient character, strong personal drive and great ideas. The main priorities of this post are to ensure effective teaching and learning across the school and secure the best outcomes for all our pupils. This is a great opportunity for a strong and effective leader to make a significant impact at a school which places children at the centre of all that is does

We want someone who:

  • Is a committed practising Catholic with a clear vision and strong commitment to Catholic Education, who will put our Catholic ethos at the heart of all they do.
  • Has a clear vision of how to further improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school and be a key driver in this process.
  • Is a highly motivated and inspirational leader with a successful track record in working with children of all abilities across a range of educational needs.
  • Is a strategic thinker, able to lead, inspire and motivate both staff and pupils.
  • Can demonstarte a commitment to Catholic Life and the teaching of Religious Education.
  • Can demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.
  • Can build warm, positive and inclusive relationships with all staff, pupils and parents.
  • The ability to strategically lead areas of improvement with signficant impact.
  • Is committed to making a difference to the lives and achievements of all pupils at St Mary’s.

The school community of St Mary’s can offer:

A caring and safe community with a warm and nurturing ethos rooted in the Catholic faith, plus:

  • Happy, enthusiastic children who are eager to learn and an absolute pleasure to teach.
  • An innovative, dedicated and supportive Leadership Team that challenges itself every day to make a difference to the lives of our children
  • A team of colleagues who work exceptionally hard and are committed to providing high quality education and experiences for all children
  • A commitment to your wellbeing and professional development.

We strongly recommend you arrange a visit to our Academy, and can be arranged by contacting Mrs. Samantha Birchall Executive Headteacher birchalls@stm.allsaintsmat.org

Candidates should evidence their strengths in letters of application and address the person specification.

Our academy  is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service and satisfactory references.

Recruitment Pack: Head of School St Mary’s Recruitment Pack

Closing date for applications is: Noon Friday 12th July 2024

Shortlisting will take place on: Friday 12th July 2024

Interviews will take place on: Tuesday 16th and 17th July2024

Application Form: St Mary’s Head of School Application Form