APPOINTED: Headteacher - St Chad's Catholic Primary School
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APPOINTED: Headteacher - St Chad's Catholic Primary School - South London

£Competitive to attract the right person - Catholic - Head/Principal
Ref: 2 Date Posted: Friday 16 Aug 2019
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Headteacher

Location: South Norwood, London SE25
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2017

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This is an excellent opportunity to lead our top performing school and nursery from good to outstanding.  The Directors of St Chad’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic with vision, enthusiasm and energy who will deliver the best possible learning outcomes for our children.

We can offer you:

  • An exciting opportunity to make a real difference
  • A school where children enjoy and achieve
  • A great opportunity for career development underpinned by a strong commitment to your professional development
  • Committed and talented staff dedicated to bringing out the full potential of each child
  • Supportive parents, staff, directors, parish community and trust partners
  • An excellent working environment

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong Catholic faith and understanding of Catholic education
  • Will sustain and develop the spirit of respect which permeates throughout our school and maintain its unique caring ethos
  • Has exceptional capacity and determination to lead our school from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’
  • Will continue to build on the strong working relationships with pupils, staff, families, directors, the parish and umbrella trust partners 
  • Is an outstanding classroom practitioner with the passion to ensure all children receive a high quality education
  • Has high expectations for our children’s achievement and behaviour

Closing date:      12th March 2017 midnight
Shortlisting:
        14th March 2017
Interview:
            20th March 2017 (All day)

For further information or to arrange an informal visit to our school please call Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in complete confidence on 01737 652 043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me.

Your early application is appreciated and strongly recommended.

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. The successful candidate will be required to sign a Catholic Education Service contract

"Thank you for all your support, advice and professionalism through out the long and complex process of our Head’s appointment. Having helped us appoint first time round it was unfortunate, due to personal circumstances, that our new Head had to subsequently withdraw post appointment. We were truly grateful for your service guarantee, which meant we incurred no further costs in appointing her replacement. Your unfailing support and advice at all times was greatly appreciated."

Nicholas van As, Chair of Personnel Committee - Coulsdon CE Primary School

"…we also considered other external recruiters, but Emmaus were clear favourites in terms of their recruitment expertise and in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the catholic school’s sector."

Peter Giorgio, Director of Education, Nottingham Diocese

"Emmaus were instrumental in persuading me to apply for the post of Headteacher. I had seen the school advertising in the past but nothing inspired me to get in touch. Once Emmaus advertised I felt intrigued and keen to learn more about the school. I was supported throughout the whole process, which was a very personal and positive experience. I would highly recommend Emmaus to any school thinking of recruiting, and candidates considering registering. If my new school had not used Emmaus I probably wouldn’t have applied."

Hannah Walters, Headteacher, Platt CE Primary School - Kent

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Carry Lynott - Chair of Governors, Our Lady and St Brendan's Catholic Primary School, Bradford

"Having previously struggled to recruit two Headteachers - for both a Primary and a Secondary school - Emmaus came to the rescue. Their expert advice and deep understanding of recruiting Headship positions in Catholic schools is invaluable, and I have no hesitation in recommending their knowhow and their values."

Fr David Gibbons, Chair of Governors & Parish Priest, Archdiocese of Southwark

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Canon Bob Baker, Chair of Governors,The Bishop’s CE School - Thetford

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Stephen Bryan, Former Interim Director of Education - Archdiocese of Southwark

"Thank you for everything you did to successfully support our recruitment of an outstanding Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Using Emmaus Leadership to manage the recruitment to the post was much debated and was the subject of intense scrutiny by our Governing Body who were somewhat reluctant to use a leadership recruitment specialist. However, their confidence was reinstated as a result of your professional approach, your insightful knowledge and the resulting candidate pool produced for both appointments. I have no hesitation in recommending Emmaus to other schools."

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