St. Paulinus Catholic Primary School
Inspiring all to live, learn and love in the light of Jesus. (cf John 8:12)

Headteacher Vacancy

Required for January 2020
Group 2 L15-23

The Governing body of St Paulinus Catholic Primary school are seeking to appoint a Headteacher from January 2020, and believe that the school offers a great opportunity to challenge an existing Head or nurture the ambitions of an aspiring Headteacher.

We are looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational leader who:
• Is a committed and practising Catholic
• Has a clear strategic direction and understanding of education and leadership in a Catholic School
• Is an excellent practitioner with an ability to inspire, lead and develop teaching and Learning throughout the school
• Is an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills
• Has high expectations and is unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence

St. Paulinus is an outstanding school (section 48, 2017) which is deeply committed to the Catholic mission. The school inspires all within this faith community to live life to the full, learn to the very best of their ability. The pupils are proud of their school and are polite and helpful to all. Staff morale is very high and all have high aspirations of providing a supportive and caring atmosphere which meets the needs of all pupils. The school works collaboratively with the Catholic pyramid of Schools in Kirklees in the Diocese of Leeds. This is a wonderful opportunity for a practising Catholic to lead a very popular school.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and therefore, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory enhanced criminal records with barring check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information can be found at

Informal visits to our school are recommended and warmly welcomed. These can be arranged through the School Business Manager Mrs. C. Berry

Application forms can be downloaded from the school website : Please note that all applicants must use the CES application forms. CVs will not be accepted. You should provide a high quality, concise letter of application along with your application form which addresses the criteria described in the personal specification.

Completed application forms can be returned by e-mail or by post to Mrs. Claire Berry, School Business Manager.
The closing date for applications is Friday 21st June (noon), Interviews will take place Monday 1st July 2019

‘An outstanding school, which is deeply committed to the Catholic mission… this school inspires all within this faith community to live life to the full.’ Ofsted 2017
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