St Mary’s RCVA Primary School, Barnard Castle
Birch Road, Barnard Castle DL12 8JR
Telephone: 01833 637029

Salary: Group L9-L15, LPR £47,967 - £55,600
N.O.R. 99

Required for January 2019 or earlier if possible.

The Governors of St Mary’s RCVA Primary School invite applications from practising and committed Roman Catholic teachers for the post of Headteacher.

St Mary’s is an ‘Outstanding’* school described as ‘a very peaceful, caring community. Pupils of different ages play and work very happily together and are proud of their school’ (Ofsted October 2012).

The successful candidate will be highly motivated with appropriate teaching and management experience in the primary sector. They will have leadership and organisational skills, being capable of promoting a high level of teamwork amongst staff, governors and parents, with a clear focus on pupils’ achievement and both spiritual and personal development. There is a strong sense of community and Catholic ethos amongst all those involved with the school.

Applicants will need to provide leadership of a high quality in the academic, pastoral and management fields and be able to show evidence of the successful implementation of change.

Application forms and an information pack are available from and returnable to The Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services, c/o the School and Governor Support Service, Children and Young People’s Services, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UJ, or email

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 8 June 2018 – Noon

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Disclosure form.

Please note that the Childcare Disqualifications Regulations 2009 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the ‘Disqualification by Association’ declaration form. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment can not be progressed without this declaration.