THE DIOCESE OF HEXHAM AND NEWCASTLE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL


ST. JOSEPH’S R.C. V.A. PRIMARY SCHOOL

Garburn Place, Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham DL5 7DE
01325 300337

HEADTEACHER
Salary: Group 1 LPR: £50,476 – £58,389 (L11 – L17)
NOR: 132 (incl. Nursery)

Required for September 2018. Governors seek to appoint an inspirational leader who is a practising and committed Roman Catholic for the post of Headteacher at this popular, expanding and successful faith school at the heart of the community.

“I know that the progress made this far is the result of hard work and commitment on the part of many people, especially you and your staff. I am encouraged to read that the main areas of weakness identified at the last inspection have been addressed. You have rightly focused on driving up standards of pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities” - Sir Michael Wilshaw – Ofsted Dec. 2016

“I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils for the very high standard that pupils in your school have achieved in mathematics in the 2016 Key Stage 2 assessments. Your school’s results, as published on 15 December, show that 100% of your pupils reached or exceeded the expected standard in mathematics at the end of KS2. This means that the school is in the top 2% of primary schools in England for attainment in mathematics” Rt.Hon. Nick Gibb MP, February 2017

Governors are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who:
• Is a practising Catholic committed to the ethos and vision of Catholic education.
• Is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional and an outstanding practitioner with a proven and demonstrated record of driving and sustaining school improvement.
• Is committed to implementing a clear and strategic vision to continue the journey towards good and outstanding.

We can offer:
• A friendly, welcoming community, underpinned by a strong Catholic ethos where all are valued.
• A talented, welcoming and hardworking staff team.
• A strong partnership with parish, parents, local schools and community, Diocese and Local Authority.
• A supportive and committed Governing Body.

Application forms and an information pack are available from and returnable to the Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services, c/o the School and Governor Support Service, Children and Young People’s Services, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UJ, email SGSS.administration@durham.gov.uk

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

Closing date for applications: Friday 17 November 2017 at 12 noon.
Shortlisting: 7 December 2017
Interviews: 14 December 2017

The Governing Body and Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and 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 will be required to undergo an Enhanced Check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2009 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the ‘Disqualification by Association’ declaration form. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment can not be progressed without this declaration.

THE POST IS NOT OPEN TO JOB SHARE