St Aidan’s Catholic Primary Academy

Benton Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 4AS
Tel: 020 8590 5223

Required for September 2019
Salary scale: ISR L18-L24 – GROUP 3
(Open to negotiation for the right candidate, depending on experience)
Outer London weighting

The governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic, forward-thinking, approachable and enthusiastic practising Catholic leader who will continue to build on the recent improvement of our Academy. St Aidan’s was identified as Requires Improvement by Ofsted in December 2018 with the school coming out of Special Measures after ‘rapid and significant progress’ recognised by HMI in previous monitoring visits. The governors will be looking for a Headteacher to continue this development and drive the school quickly towards being good and, ultimately, outstanding.

We are looking for a new Headteacher who has:
• a clear vision of excellence in Catholic primary education
• leadership skills of the highest quality, and who is able to motivate, inspire and support a committed staff
• outstanding classroom-practitioner skills, with a secure knowledge of the curriculum
• high expectations of pupils, their progress, achievement and behaviour, and who will encourage a supportive and positive environment in which the children are fully focused on their learning
• experience at senior leadership level with strong interpersonal and communication skills
• direct experience of headship (governors will consider a confident senior leader who can demonstrate their skill set and where their capabilities match the role)

In return we can offer you:
• an academy committed to maintaining its excellent Catholic ethos
• a staff committed to high-quality teaching and learning and a culture where everyone is valued and encouraged to succeed
• a dedicated leadership team, collegiality of staff and a strong complement of Catholic teachers
• supportive parents and local community who are keen to support the academy on its journey to outstanding
• a supportive and encouraging governing body.
• the support of a newly formed MAT structure and the opportunity to influence this at its formation.

You are warmly invited to visit our academy. Please contact the school on 020 8590 5223
Application forms and further details from the school office, email

St Aidan’s Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Monday 4th March 2019 (noon)
Interviews to be held at the school on Monday 18th March