WALSALL METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
ARCHDIOCESE OF BIRMINGHAM


ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Blue Lane East, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 8HN. Tel: 01922 720063
Fax: 01922 624144 Email: postbox@st-patricks.walsall.sch.uk

HEAD OF SCHOOL
SALARY: L11 – L15 £49,976 - £55,049 (DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE)

Contract type: Full Time.

The governors of St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School wish to appoint an outstanding practitioner who is a dynamic and ambitious leader as Head of School. We are a one form entry Catholic school with 211 children and a 24 place nursery, which was graded as Good by Ofsted in October 2016.

“Pupils are proud of their school and enjoy their lessons.” Ofsted, October 2016.
“Senior leaders and governors are committed to the school.” Ofsted, October 2016.

You will be responsible on a day-to-day basis for the internal organisation, management and control of the school. You will contribute fully to the strategic development of the school focusing on improving teaching and learning. In carrying out your duties the Head of School will consult and liaise with and work in partnership with the Executive Headteacher. You will be fully supported by the Executive Headteacher and the federated sister school. The post holder will deputise for the Executive Headteacher, and will therefore need to meet the national standards for headship.

This position provides an exciting opportunity for someone who feels ready to move to the next step in leadership and management in their career.

We are looking for a Head of School who:
• Will be a practising Catholic, with a strong faith, who has deep commitment to and understanding of Catholic education
• Is an outstanding classroom practitioner, providing the best possible role model for all staff and pupils
• Has high expectations and will inspire, challenge and encourage staff to achieve the best outcomes for pupils, enabling every child to reach their highest potential
• Has experience of working with staff to improve teaching and learning

In return we offer:
• A welcoming, friendly school, providing you with continued support and guidance from a committed Executive Headteacher which will allow you to flourish
• Children who are motivated, eager to learn, happy and well-behaved
• Caring and committed staff, supportive parents and an experienced Governing Body who are committed to school improvement
• The opportunity to develop your own leadership skills and CPD

Applications must be on CES Forms and application packs are available directly from the School Office via email: postbox@st-patricks.walsall.sch.uk Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and recommended by appointment with the Executive Headteacher Mrs Richmond on 01922 720063 or 01922 720712.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants along with at least two suitable references.

Closing date: Thursday 26th April 2018 at 12 noon
Interviews will take place shortly afterwards.