Diocese of Hallam

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

A Catholic Voluntary Academy
Herringthorpe Valley Rd, Rotherham S65 2NU
Tel No: 01709 361502
Headteacher: Mrs Kathryn Thomas
Chair of the Governing Body: Caramia Muffett

Required for September 2018
Leadership Scale 16 - 22
Group 2 NOR 210

The governors of St Mary’s wish to appoint a strong and creative leader who will embrace future challenges and opportunities and inspire all of our staff and pupils to realise their potential within our forward thinking, popular and successful faith school. The candidate must be a practising and committed Roman Catholic and ensure that the faithful ethos of our school is nurtured, celebrated and remains firmly at the heart of all that we do. They will make sure that we retain and build upon our Rights respecting status.

‘A genuine sense of care and community is reflected in everything the school does. The well-being of pupils is central to your vision’ (OFSTED, February 2015)

The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Role model exceptional leadership by demonstrating and communicating courage, vision and motivation to ensure St Mary’s continues to develop and improve year on year.
• Embody the character and creative insight required to confidently embrace all educational challenges and opportunities.
• Establish a culture that exemplifies and promotes excellence, equality and high expectations of all colleagues and pupils.
• Be an authentic and collaborative communicator

In return, the school of St Mary’s can offer:
• An inclusive, welcoming community, founded by a strong Catholic ethos where all are valued.
• Strong partnerships with Parish, Parents, Local Authority and the Diocesan community.
• A supportive and committed Governing Body.
• The support and dedication of a talented and motivated staff.

Closing date: Monday 15th January 2018 (12 noon)
Interviews: Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please email the school business manager Ms Dot Kay: office@stmarysherringthorpe.co.uk or call 01709 361502 if you would like to arrange a visit. The CES leadership application form must be completed as agreed by the Diocese of Hallam.

St Mary’s is robust in promoting the safeguarding of children and is rigorous in its recruitment checks. The post is subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.