St George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School

‘Love one another as I have loved you’

Head of School
Fixed Term 2 Years from September 2019
Number on Roll: 233
Salary Pay Range: L12-L16

An exceptional opportunity to lead a much-loved Catholic primary school; we are proud of our recent achievements and are ready for the exciting next phase of our development.

Based in the heart of London, St George’s is a school which proudly serves the needs of the parish community of St George’s Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Southwark. Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational and dynamic leader to build on our successes and to work together with the communities of Notre Dame School and the Federation of St James the Great and St John’s.

As a practising Catholic, your drive and vision will help us to continue to maximise the development and achievements of all our children, as well as contributing to our local communities. You will be warmly welcomed by our enthusiastic children who are proud of their school and their achievements, our committed and motivated staff, engaged parents and a supportive Governing Body.

Challenges and opportunities ahead:
• To deepen and strengthen the already existing strong Catholic ethos of the school.
• To secure high quality teaching and learning and so work towards an outstanding judgement at the next full Ofsted inspection.
• To respond to the changing demography of the local area.

Whilst we are delighted to have recently been judged ‘good’ by Ofsted, we are not complacent. We see this as the starting point of our journey, rather than an end point where we can sit back and relax. Every new school year and every new child brings us a new challenge. We view the appointment of a Head of School as a great opportunity to look at ourselves with fresh eyes and would welcome and support new ideas and insights that would further enhance the educational opportunities offered to our children.

We would welcome applications from practising Catholics with experience of senior leadership in an inner-city primary school, who will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, management and communication skills. This is a post for two years in the first instance.

If you interested in joining the staff team at St George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, you are welcome to come and visit us to see what a great place this is to work. Please contact Ms Sam Morrissey in the school office for an application pack and/or to arrange a tour, we would be delighted to hear from you. Phone: 020 7525 9250 or Email:

Applications to be sent to: Mrs Jane Goring, Chair of Governors,  St George’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HR

Closing Date for applications: Noon 18th March 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references and verification of identity and qualifications.