The Cathedral Catholic Primary School
Balmoral Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3BT
(200 on roll)

Headteacher
Ref: SCH01967
£54,250 to £63,779 a year. L14 - L21.

Required 1 January 2019. Following the career advancement of the current headteacher, an exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint her successor at this ambitious School of Sanctuary in Lancaster. The Governors wish to appoint an inspirational, ambitious and strategic leader who can build on the many strengths of the school and work in partnership with the governors to progress the school’s journey to Outstanding.

We would like someone who:
• is a practising Catholic with strong, lived faith, deep commitment to catholic education, who fully supports the Catholic identity and has a desire to live out and share the faith through work
• values all children as individuals and ensures that all children are confident and able to achieve their full potential
• knows about the principles of developing outstanding learning, teaching and assessment for all pupils
• takes positive action to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion within the school and wider Community
• have the vision, passion and motivation to respond to changes in primary education, can continually raise standards and expectations in our school and share the vision and achievements - be proud
• can maintain a culture of excellence among staff and pupils alike
• is a leader and innovator who encourages, enthuses and motivates the school community through excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Our children would like someone who:
• cares for teachers and children equally
• has good ideas for our school
• makes everyone happy and comfortable
• listens to the children does not shout but is a strong leader, strict but is fair, kind, loving, fun and helpful
• supports and leads our ideas and ambitions for learning through play and help us develop our outdoor play ideas
• develops and leads our ideas and ambitions for PE equipment and support sport in our school

We can offer:
• a strong caring school community underpinned by our Catholic ethos
• friendly, happy, enthusiastic and inspiring children who are always eager to learn and willing to please
• dedicated, supportive and hardworking staff who are fully committed to further raise standards
• strong support from a highly effective and supportive Governing body
• good opportunities for CPD
• strong links with the Cathedral church

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. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory clearance by the Disclosure and Barring service.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders. Tthis is available to all applicants upon request.
Applications must be made on the Catholic Education form.

Important dates: Shortlisting: 14th June 2018. Interview date: 5th & 6th July 2018.
Please contact Mrs Phillips on 01524 64686, to arrange a visit on one of the following dates: Friday 18th May 2018, Monday 21st May 2018, Friday 25th May 2018.
Interview date: 6 July 2018.
Closing date: 1 June 2018.

 
Apply online at: www.lancashire.gov.uk/vacancies
Some schools are excluded as commitment is on an individual basis.