St Clare's Catholic School

Fagley Road, Fagley, Bradford BD2 3JD
Headteacher: Mrs M. Newsham Fax/Phone: 01274 637841
mary.newsham@stclares.bradford.sch.uk / office@stclares.bradford.sch.uk

I have come that they may have life and tlave it to the full. (John 10:10)

Required for September 2018 Group 2 - L15-L21

Are you looking for an opportunity to offer your energy, enthusiasm and your commitment to Catholic education to the key leadership role in a securely good and rapidly improving school?

Due to the retirement of our current highly effective Headteacher, the governors and community of St. Clare's are now eager to appoint an inspirational, creative and dedicated successor to lead our school on its continuing journey towards being outstanding.

We want to recruit a person who has a vision for excellence, rooted in firm and committed Catholic mfaith. The person we appoint will have very high aspirations for all our children, excellent communication skills and considerable experience of leadership within a Catholic school.

If you are able to offer these skills and qualities, we hope that you will apply for the opportunity to join and lead St. Clare's.

Our school is one which is proud to describe itself as a place where "all members of the school community live out the school mission; 'I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.'" (Section 48, 2017).

We are confident that applicants will be impressed by the behaviour and engagement of our children, by the excellent progress that all individual and groups of children make and by their enjoyment of the curriculum.

The person who is successfully appointed to the role of Headteacher will lead "a committed staff team which aims to nurture all pupils to be the best they can be academically, socially and emotionally." (OFSTED Section 5, 2016). They will be fully supported by the governing body of the school and will enjoy close links with our parish church as well as the opportunity to work closely with our sister parish school. They will also have the additional bonus of being welcomed into the Catholic Schools Partnership of Bradford and Keighley which is able to provide considerable professional support through its Teaching Schools status. The governors of the school wish to offer a bespoke package of mentoring for the newly appointed Headteacher which will be provided through the CSPTSA.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Application Packs are available from Mrs. Davey, our SBM, who will also arrange appointment for visits to the school.

Closing date: 28th February
Shortlisting date: 2nd March
Interview date: 16th March