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Head teacher Vacancy

Diocese of Shrewsbury in partnership with Warrington LA

Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School

Wash Lane, Latchford, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 1JD

Telephone: 01925 633270

E-mail: shumphries@olcps.uk

Preferred start:  Easter 2021

HEADTEACHER Group 2, Up to L21 (£69,031) dependent on experience

NOR: 161

‘Pupils are well-mannered and welcoming to visitors. They behave well in class and

around the school… Pupils have positive attitudes to

learning, as can be seen in their attentiveness in class and the care they take with

their work.’ Neil Dixon, HMI February 2019

The Governing Body of Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint a truly outstanding leader to drive forward standards so pupils achieve the best possible outcomes.  The ideal candidate will be someone who has superb interpersonal skills, the ability to bring people together to work as a cohesive team and strikes the right balance between providing support and challenge.  We welcome applications from practising Catholics who are either a current Headteacher looking for the next challenge or an experienced Senior Leader ready to take the next step into Headship.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to strategic thinking and planning that builds, communicates and carries forward a coherent and shared vision for the Catholic ethos of the school
  • Evidence of recent and successful leadership as a headteacher, deputy headteacher or assistant headteacher
  • Have experience of guiding, coaching, mentoring or training individuals or teams
  • Be skilled in providing professional challenge and support to others
  • Displays a relentless commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
  • Demonstrate they have the ability to develop further the strong links between our school, parish, Diocese and Local Authority

We are able to offer:

  • A staff team who engage well with the Our Lady’s school improvement journey
  • A wealth of support from leading practitioners to develop the quality of education
  • Happy, well-behaved and enthusiastic children who enjoy learning
  • An experienced and skilled governing body
  • Good opportunities for professional development

Please visit our website at www.ourladys-primary.co.uk to download the application form and to view the recruitment documentation. Completed applications should be emailed to Karen Banister, Office Manager (OurLadys_Primary_Busman@warrington.gov.uk)

Visits to the school are warmly welcome and encouraged on the afternoons of 5th and 7th January 2021. Please contact Sacha Humphries, Chair of Governors, to arrange a convenient time (shumphries@olcps.uk).

Only applications received on the CES application form will be considered for shortlisting.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Monday 18th January 2021

Shortlisting: Tuesday 19th January 2021

Interviews: Week Commencing 25th January 2021

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an enhanced criminal conviction check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and a declaration relating to the Childcare Disqualification Regulation (Childcare Act 2006)

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