The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in partnership with Newcastle City Council

St Bede’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Howlett Hall Road, Denton Burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 7HS
Headteacher: Mr Michael Scurr
NOR: 214

Required: 1st January 2018
ISR Group 2, L15 - L21 Salary £55600–£64417
(Salary negotiable dependent upon candidate’s experience)

‘As one we learn together, play together, pray together, as one’.

“St Bede’s is a warm and welcoming school with a very supportive ethos. Pupils thrive in an atmosphere where everyone is valued” OFSTED: November 2013

Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher, the Governing Body of St Bede’s are looking to appoint a strong leader who can continue to build on the previous successes of the school and provide strategic, innovative and creative direction to further enhance the educational provision for our children.

We are looking for a Headteacher who:
• is a committed and practising Catholic with a sound understanding of the distinctive nature of Catholic Education
• believes that only the best is good enough
• has a passion for education and the knowledge, vision and skills to build on our progress to date
• has experience of strategic planning as well as having effective communication, management, interpersonal and leadership skills
• leads by example and has high expectations of attainment, progress and behaviour
• will help our children to thrive in a culture that builds resilience and a positive attitude to learning

In return we will offer:
• a warm and welcoming school with a very supportive Catholic ethos
• an inclusive school with happy children who enjoy learning
• children whose “behaviour in and around school is outstanding which makes an excellent contribution to high-quality learning and personal development” Ofsted 2013
• professional and dedicated staff that work well as a team
• a fully supportive parish priest
• supportive parents who are actively involved
• a strong and supportive governing body

How to apply:
We warmly welcome visits to the school which may be arranged by contacting Miss Cumming at the school on 0191 2743430.
For an application pack and further details please email Miss Cumming at Applications can be returned to Mr David McShane, Chair of Governors by email at or by post to the school address.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 29th September 2017
Shortlisting: Monday 9th October 2017
Interviews to be held in school: Wednesday 18th October 2017

The governing body of St Bede’s Roman Catholic Primary School and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and the Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard them. The successful candidate shall be required to undergo an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service.