Young Street, Bradford BD8 9RG

September 2018 start – Range L15-21 (£55,600 - £64,417)
Starting salary dependent on experience

The children, governors, staff and parents are looking for a new Headteacher who will inspire, educate and develop the children of St William’s Catholic Primary School in Christ’s image.

We are a one form entry school in the heart of West Bradford, serving the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes and St William. As a community, we use the values of the Gospels to provide a loving, caring and safe environment for all children to learn and reach their full potential. Our community is diverse and St William’s is a school where pupils of all faiths, or none, feel comfortable. We strive to give and aspire to the very best for every pupil in our care.

In order to lead our school to the next stage of development we are looking for an inspirational leader, who is a practising Catholic and has the vision and clear commitment to maximise the progress and opportunities offered for every child. You will therefore need to be able to demonstrate and communicate the courage and motivation to ensure that our school continues to improve year on year.

Central to this will be a commitment to high standards of teaching, and the continual development of all our staff. You will be able to drive pupil progress and achievement, in what we recognise will sometimes be challenging circumstances. We want to continue to develop a culture at St William’s that promotes excellence, equality and high expectations for all staff and children.

St. William’s is a welcoming school with a strong Catholic ethos with good behaviour and a haven where pupils feel safe. You will join a dedicated staff with, supportive parents and a dynamic and proactive Governing body. We are an inclusive community where all are valued, with strong links to our Parish and the Diocese of Leeds.

You will become a valued member of our Catholic Schools Partnership; a group of 19 schools in Bradford and Keighley who work very closely together to support each other and offer a joined-up approach to both leadership development and school improvement. The CSP is a successful teaching school, which in addition brings opportunities for you to be part of developing our future teachers and leaders.

This is an exciting time for St William’s as we are also in the process of joining the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust. This allows our schools to work even more closely together, make the most of opportunities for joint provision of services and develop exciting new approaches to enable us to offer the very best for all our children and families.

Our new Headteacher will have a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children in St William’s Catholic Primary School.

Visits to our school are actively encouraged, please contact Irene Fagan on 01274 545743 to book an appointment

Application packs are obtainable by e-mailing the school at
Completed applications should be returned to:

Closing date for applications: 31st January 2018
Shortlisting will take place: 2nd February 2018
Assessment and Interview: 8th February 2018

Only applications on Catholic Education Service forms will be accepted.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.
Please note: CVs are not accepted for this post.