Diocese of Arundel & Brighton

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Chapel Green, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2LB

Job Start Date: September 2019 or as soon after as possible
Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-time
Salary Details: L13-L18 £53,724-£60,755
NOR: 210 - Group 2

After 9 happy years at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Crowborough, East Sussex, our current headteacher has secured a promotion and will be moving on to a larger school in September 2019. The governors of St Mary’s therefore seek to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational headteacher to lead our friendly and successful school.

We are looking for someone who believes that every child can achieve and is a real enthusiast for child-centred learning. It is important to us that the leader we appoint will be committed to continuing to move the school forward whilst at the same time ensuring the wellbeing of children and staff.

We are looking for a leader who:
• is a practising Catholic committed to supporting the vision, life and ethos of a Catholic primary school
• is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
• is dedicated to the learning and development of every child
• can demonstrate the ability to build strong working relationships with the excellent team of staff already established in our school
• is innovative and forward thinking
• has confidence, vision and skills to lead the continued improvement of our school; and
• has excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We can offer you:
• a wonderful opportunity to lead a happy and successful school
• a school that Ofsted has consistently rated “Good” (most recently in January 2017)
• a friendly, dedicated and hardworking team of staff who have high expectations of themselves and of the children
• a welcoming school community
• an effective and supportive governing body
• CPD opportunities and a programme of training
• happy and motivated children who enjoy learning; and
• a school located close to the beautiful Ashdown Forest.

If you think this exciting opportunity is for you, the governors look forward to meeting you during the interview process. Please note that visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. More information and the headteacher application pack is available on the school website: www.stmarysrc.e-sussex.sch.uk.
To arrange a visit and/or to request the headteacher application pack please contact Anita Dean or Tracy Shields in the school office by phone on: 01892 655291 or by e-mail at: office@stmarysrc.e-sussex.sch.uk

Closing Date: Friday 26 April 2019
Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 7 May 2019
Interview Dates: Tuesday 21 May and Wednesday 22 May 2019