Catholic Headteacher

Job Roles:
Organisation Type:
Primary Education
Primary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
North West
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Group 2 (L8- L21) £46,799 – £64,417 - Commensurate with experience
11th Jul 2019
Start Date:
St Benedict's Catholic Primary School
Job Ref:

Catholic Headteacher, Cheshire East
Closing date:12 Sep 2019NEW THIS WEEK
St Benedict's Catholic Primary School
Start date: 1 January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 2 (L8- L21) £46,799 – £64,417 - Commensurate with experience
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Body of St. Benedict’s RC Primary School in Handforth, Cheshire is seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher from January 2020, or before, for our happy, hardworking school, who will empower and nurture our children and staff to be their very best selves.

“The community of St. Benedict’s provides a warm, caring and supportive ethos where children feel valued, secure and supported.” Diocesan Section 48 Report, Nov 2016

St. Benedict’s has a capacity of 210 children in our one-form entry school. Our children are kind, well-behaved, highly motivated learners. They feel safe, supported by a dedicated staff team. The family-centered school enjoys strong parental and community support and active engagement. St Benedict’s was rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2016.

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious Catholic Headteacher with strong leadership qualities. The right candidate will show natural communication skills and a real passion for continuing to develop our children, staff and learning standards; they will have the ability to lead our school into its next exciting stage of development.

We are looking for a practising Catholic to:
inspire staff to commit to self-improvement and maintain consistently high standards of teaching and learning
Is passionate and innovative about the school delivering a rich, broad and inclusive curriculum;
motivate and nurture our children, and celebrate and encourage their achievements
engage constructively with parents, and lead the school’s relationship with the local community
work collegiately and strategically with the Governing Body

We will offer you:

a committed and well-established staff who strive for the best for children, colleagues and themselves
pupil attainment above that of the national average, and an improving trend of increased pupil progress
a dedicated community of parents, PTA fundraisers and parishioners who support the school and Headteacher
a Catholic school recognised as providing outstanding faith education
active governors providing a supportive structure and positive attitude to staff development and welfare
a well situated, equipped and maintained school

“As unique individuals, we do our best in work and play, for the love of God and others.”

Visits to the school from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged in early September or before the end of the summer term. Please contact us to arrange a convenient time and speak with our helpful admin team. 01625 520 207


We are particularly interested to see in your application how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the person specification and could be of benefit to our staff and children at St. Benedict’s.

Applications or queries are to be sent to the Diocese of Shrewsbury. Applications must be completed on the CES application form provided and submitted electronically to:

Closing date for applications: Thursday 12th September, 12:00 Noon
Interview and recruitment tasks date: Tuesday 24th September 2019

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to complete a Disqualification Declaration. The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and pre-clearance including an enhanced DBS check.

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Closing Date:
Contact Details:
St Benedict's Catholic Primary School
Tel: 01625 520 207
Contact: Lucy Maudsley

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