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Headteacher Vacancy – September 2024


Required for 1st September 2024

NOR: 208

Group 2 – L14 – L20

St Mary’s Governors are looking to employ an inspirational and dedicated Headteacher who will develop and share our vision of high-quality education for all. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the school in continuous improvement and delivery of our curriculum, while supporting the professional development of our excellent teaching team.

St Mary’s is a welcoming, caring community with close links to the parish. Our pupils and families appreciate the family feel of our school where the children learn to develop spiritually, morally and academically. Our dedicated and caring staff have high expectations of pupils’ learning, and the children, including those with special educational needs, achieve well. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • has the vision and dedication to take on the challenge of leading this excellent school
  • works within the school mission for the benefit of all the school community
  • has a clear strategic direction
  • will challenge and empower staff to be the best they can be
  • will develop and sustain a learning culture for all across our school
  • will foster children’s enjoyment of learning whilst ensuring high levels of achievement
  • will develop the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school

We can offer:

  • a caring and welcoming school with a strong Catholic ethos
  • confident and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn
  • a friendly, hard-working and dedicated staff team
  • excellent opportunities for continued leadership development
  • a supportive and committed senior team, governing body and parent community
  • support from both the Diocese and the local authority

You are warmly welcomed to visit our school by prior arrangement. Please email to arrange an appointment.

For an application pack, please see our school website at

All application forms should be returned to

St Mary’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and will be required to sign a Catholic Education Service contract.


Closing Date: Friday 2nd February at 12.00 noon

Shortlisting: w/c 5th February 2024

Interview dates w/c 19 February 2024

Application Form – Notes to Applicants

Application Form

Consent to Obtain References Form

Headteacher Job Description

Headteacher Person Specification

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form

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