Archdiocese of Westminster


Kenninghall Road, Hackney, London E5 8BS

Salary £63,987 - £72,943 NOR 220

The governors, staff and children of the school wish to appoint a strong, inspirational leader, who is an innovative thinker and skilled practitioner, and has the necessary drive to take our school forward. St Scholastica’s is a warm, vibrant and caring community where the children are stretched intellectually, whilst feeling valued, happy and safe. Life at our school provides the platform, challenge and expertise for our children to grow spiritually, morally and socially. We pride ourselves on our strong Catholic values.

We are looking for a Headteacher who:
• Is a practising Catholic with a comprehensive understanding of Catholic Education
• Will lead, motivate and inspire staff with a clear vision for the future direction of the school
• Is passionate about developing teaching and learning with an imaginative and effective approach
• Supports staff with continuous improvement and a strong ethos of professional development
• Is an open, honest and effective communicator who leads by example
• Can balance resources efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance and ensures the financial sustainability of the school
• Will continue to promote a strong sense of engagement with children, staff, parents, parishes alongside the wider community
• Has high expectations and aspirations and will promote and celebrate the achievements of all children
• Will continue to build on the existing successes and awards the schools have achieved

In return we can offer you:
• A warm and welcoming school community with a family atmosphere
• Happy, enthusiastic and caring children
• A full-time role (the governors will also consider flexible working)
• A fantastic opportunity to develop your leadership skills
• A school where team work is strong, morale is high and dedicated, talented and caring staff strive to build on high standards
• An effective, supportive and active Governing Body, supported by the Diocese and LA

Closing Date: 10 am Monday 1st April 2019
Shortlisting date: Friday 5th April 2019
Interviews: 23rd/24th April 2019

For application forms and further details from the school office,  email:

Pre-interview visits to St Scholastica’s are strongly encouraged. Please contact the school on 0208 985 3466

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practises reflect this commitment.
The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service.