St Thomas' Catholic Primary School, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4LF

Group 2 - ISR L12-L18 - NOR 258
Required ASAP

“Saint Thomas is an outstanding school which makes outstanding provision for Catholic Education” (Section 48 Denominational inspection - November 2013)

Due to retirement, the Governors of Saint Thomas wish to appoint a Headteacher who has energy and vision to lead our popular and successful school in its journey from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ during an exciting period of development in its Foundation unit. 

We are looking for an individual who:
• Is a practising Catholic; who will cherish and support the Catholic ethos of the school
• Will uphold, and further develop, the strong pastoral care given by the school.
• Will maintain the strong links between Parish, school and home
• Will have excellent communication, management and leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others
• Has high expectations and is committed to providing high quality learning experiences for all our children
• Has the ability to play a dynamic role in implementing the new curriculum

In return we can offer:
• A committed and dedicated team of staff
• A welcoming, friendly school, with well behaved, positive and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn
• Supportive governors, parents, and Parish community
• A very clear sense of our Catholic identity
• Good links with our Catholic Secondary school and other local Catholic and cluster primary schools

All school staff and governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Successful candidates will be appointed under the terms and conditions of a CES contract.  This post is subject to enhanced DBS and references check from previous employers. 

Informal visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. We have also scheduled an ‘Open Day’ on Wednesday 17th September so that you can experience our school and we would love you to join us then.  Please contact the school to confirm your attendance, arrange a visit on an alternative date and/or request an application pack.

Closing date for applications: 21st September 2014

“We serve God, when we work and play TOGETHER”