ST PAUL’S CATHOLIC JUNIOR SCHOOL

Spring Grove, West Derby, Liverpool L12 8SJ
Email: pauls-ao@st-pauls.liverpool.sch.uk

HEADTEACHER
Group 4 - L17-L23
Number on roll 496

The governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated headteacher who is a practising Catholic and who has the drive and enthusiasm to help lead the school to its next stage of development. The starting date for this post is 1st September 2018.

St Paul’s is “a good school” where “Leaders and governors have worked effectively to bring about improvements to the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress” and where “Pupils behave well, show pride in their school and are keen to learn”. (Ofsted May 2016).

St Paul’s is a large, friendly and inclusive school with well behaved children, hard working and dedicated staff, supportive parents and an active and committed governing body.

The governors are looking for a leader:-
• who has a clear vision for the future improvement of our school;
• who is creative and innovative with a passion for teaching and learning and high expectations of children;
• who is an excellent practitioner capable of inspiring, challenging, supporting and empowering others;
• who has excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills;
• who has the ability to build strong relationships with the children, staff, parents and community;
• who has excellent communication skills;
• who is committed to the development of the wider curriculum and extra-curricular opportunity;
• who is a practising Catholic and can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of leading worship, developing religious education and strategic thinking of the Catholic faith.
• who is a current, serving head teacher or has a wide experience of leadership within the head teacher role.

The children are looking for a headteacher who 'needs to be strict but always fair, has a sense of humour and is always kind to the children, a person who is a good listener and somebody who will be proud to lead our school'.

Amalgamation with our partner and neighbouring Infant school, St Paul's and St Timothy's, may be considered in the future, should a suitable opportunity arise.

The C.E.S. application form, job description and person specification are available from the school administration officer c/o St Paul’s Junior School. Telephone number is 0151 228 1159 (The application form can be downloaded from the Liverpool Archdiocesan website.) Further information about the school can be found on its website and visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school’s administration office to arrange a visit.

Completed application forms should to be sent to: The School Business Manager, Mrs. S. Cummings, (pauls-ao@st-pauls.liverpool.sch.uk) at the school, marked ‘Confidential, for the attention of Chair of Governors’.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact the school office on 0151 228 1159.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 23rd April 2018, shortlisting on Wednesday 30th April 2018 and interviews are planned for Wednesday 16th May 2018.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.