Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Belgrave Avenue, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 1HT
Tel: 01260 274690 Email:

Start Date: 1st September 2019
Salary: Group 2: L15 - L20 (£56,434 - £63,806 dependent on experience)

‘A Christ-centred learning environment where all are safe, valued and loved’

Saint Mary’s is a one-form entry primary school with its own nursery, situated in the semi-rural Cheshire town of Congleton. It is a loving, thriving and vibrant community which encourages children to grow morally, spiritually, socially and intellectually.

One of four Catholic Voluntary Academy schools (three primaries and one secondary) making up the Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Academy Trust, Saint Mary’s is also a feeder school to our partner All Hallows Catholic College in Macclesfield.

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Headteacher who:
• Is a practising Catholic with a strong faith, committed to the ethos of Catholic education
• Has the vision, passion and motivation to lead our highly successful school
• Has the highest expectations of themselves, pupils and staff
• Is a strategic thinker able to further develop the vision and direction for the school
• Is passionate in their belief that every child can and should achieve their full potential
• Is a highly successful and effective leader, with the ability to inspire staff and children

We can offer:
• A friendly, welcoming community, underpinned by our strong Catholic ethos
• Happy, confident, well-behaved and enthusiastic children who enjoy learning
• A caring, talented and committed staff, with a strong sense of teamwork
• A strong, active and supportive governing body
• A well-maintained school and nursery, with beautiful and extensive grounds
• Good opportunities for continuing professional development
• Excellent support from our multi-academy trust partners and the Diocese

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact us to arrange a convenient time. For further details and an application pack, please visit our website:

Applications must be completed on the CES application form provided and submitted electronically to:

We are particularly interested to see in your application how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the person specification and could be of benefit to Saint Mary’s.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to complete a Disqualification Declaration. The successful applicant's appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and pre-clearance including an enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: Thursday 9th May 2019 at 10am
Shortlisting: Monday 13th May 2019 (afternoon)
Recruitment tasks and interviews: Wednesday 22nd May 2019