The Federation of

Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Infant and Junior Schools
St Albans, Hertfordshire

In excess of £75,000
Group 4 • Age Range: 3–11 years
Required September 2019

The Governors, Staff and Students of Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Infant and Ss Alban & Stephen Catholic Junior Schools are seeking to appoint an Executive Headteacher with proven leadership skills to build on existing successes in each school. Due to the departure of the Headteachers this is a new role and will be a key appointment as part of the creation of a new federation.

If you are a practising Catholic, committed to the ethos of Catholic education and a caring and ambitious leader who strives for the highest standards, then this is a unique opportunity for you to define a new position and lead two highly-regarded schools in our joint purpose of educating children in the spirit of Christ.

We are currently working towards federation with a single governing body. We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative and visionary leader who can build on the respective strengths of both schools, bringing together their communities, while maintaining the unique and defining characteristics and identities of each school. The Executive Headteacher will play a vital part in helping to determine the structure of both the Federation and the Senior Leadership Teams at each school. In this role you will be supported by an enthusiastic and committed governing body, who are aligned to bringing our two schools even closer together to best meet the needs of our children and their families.

The successful candidate will possess:
• The ability to articulate a clear and exciting vision for both schools
• Experience to sustain outstanding performance combined with innovation and an open, outward-focused approach
• The skills to build a partnership across both schools as we work towards a more collaborative future
• Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills to lead both schools into a secure future
• Expertise to find and create professional staff development opportunities which meet staff needs at all stages of their careers

School tours are welcomed and encouraged by prior arrangement. Please contact Emma Fletcher on 01273 721579 or to make an appointment.

For an informal and confidential conversation about this post please contact Dion Mills on 07899063321

Application forms and an information pack can be requested from with the subject header “Executive Headteacher” to request the documentation.

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019 at 9am
Interviews: Monday 11th February 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and  expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS.