The Diocese of Hallam

Saint Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy
Barnsley Road, Sheffield  S5 0QF
T: 0114 2456183

Headteacher: Mrs Finnuala Nelis
Business Manager: Mrs Kathryn Fox
Chair of Governors: Mrs Gill Brown


• Required for 1 September 2018
• Salary Scale (dependent on experience: £59,857-£69,330 (L18-24)
• Group 3 School (315 on roll)
• Closing Date: 12:00 pm 30 November 2017
• Shortlisting: 30 November 2017
• Interviews: 15 December 2017

Saint Patrick’s is a unique learning environment for children. Our outlook and vision is universal encompassing children and families from across the world. There are 24 languages spoken and the ethos is aspirational, challenging but most of all exciting.

The children, staff and Governors of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, wish to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and committed Headteacher with a strong personal faith and a clear vision of Catholic Education.

We are looking for a Headteacher who:
• Will further develop the strong Catholic Ethos of our school and the strong community links that already exist
• Will have high aspirations to raise standards in this effective school
• Will embrace and further develop our creative curriculum
• Is an exemplary primary practitioner, with excellent leadership and management skills
• Will never lose sight of the individual needs of each child
• Will actively promote and encourage the professional development of all staff
• Will continue to create an outstanding unique learning environment

We can offer:
• A distinctive community that is truly inspirational
• Amazing children, where teaching is fun and enjoyable
• A chance to be part of creating a legacy for t he future of all children and adults in the world of education and parenting
• Opportunities to engage with colleagues in our locality and within the Sheffield Catholic Schools Partnership
• Supportive and active Governors who are committed to supporting staff and driving school improvement
• Supporting success at Saint Patrick’s

Our Story
In 6 years the school has travelled from being below average to good-outstanding where results are now above national average.

We are establishing:
• A new vision for nursery education establishing a magnificent new build and an ‘eco-friendly’ environment of play and investigation.
• a rigorous learning and assessment cycle which has led to improved pupil where we are collaborating with several schools in Sheffield to embed outstanding practice to achieve highly.
• Improving standards through the latest research and creating research.
• A team of outstanding professional who continue to offer challenge within the learning environment.
• A leadership pathway that is unique ensuring at all levels staff follow an exciting CPD program through to pursuing a master degree.
• A curriculum of skills that will support children in a working world where a broad spectrum of skills are required.
• A happy, safe and loving environment where children can fulfil their dreams.

Please contact the Business Manager initially on 0114 2456183 or email: if you have any questions,
would like to arrange a visit or request an application pack.

Candidate visits are both welcomed and encouraged.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment actively. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.