St Augustine’s Catholic Academy
Sandon Road, Meir, Stoke on Trent, Staffs ST3 7DF

Head of School
Required from September 2018
ISR Leadership scale: 11 - 15 Salary: From £50476 to £55600

Closing date: Noon on 16th April 2018
Short-listing: 17th April
Interviews: 25th April

‘Love one another, as I have loved you’

The governing body is seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of School, who is a committed practising Catholic, to play a key role in leading our welcoming and friendly primary school, under the direction of the Executive Headteacher and the academy committee.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated and ambitious senior leader who will be instrumental in securing the strategic improvement and direction of the academy, whilst working closely with our strategic partners in All Saints Catholic Collegiate multi-academy company.

The successful candidate will:
• Demonstrate an understanding of leadership of a Catholic school and the promotion of Catholic life across the school and parish community
• Work closely with the executive headteacher, chair and governing body to monitor and maintain the desired pace required to improve and sustain outcomes in all areas
• Possess the knowledge, skills, drive and resilience required to improve outcomes for all pupils by setting consistently high expectations for teaching and learning, pupil progress and attainment.
• Have relevant appropriate experience of senior leadership in a Catholic primary school and preferably, within a multi-academy company.
• Demonstrate ways of sustaining high expectations for behaviour, attendance and safeguarding.

We will provide:
• A unique and exciting opportunity of leading and managing the daily life of the academy, supported by a dynamic leadership team and an effective and committed governing body.
• Broad opportunities for ongoing professional development, including successful induction and mentoring programmes, support from MAC leaders and funded leadership training.

Informal visits to school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by calling the school office on 01782 319504.

For further information about our school please visit our website www.staugustinescatholicacademy.org

The post is subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.
The academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.