APPOINTED: Headteacher - St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Deptford, London SE8
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APPOINTED: Headteacher - St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Deptford, London SE8 - South London

£Competitive + Relocation/Travel Support for the right candidate - Catholic - Head/Principal
Ref: 82 Date Posted: Monday 26 Nov 2018
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Headteacher

Salary: £Competitive + Relocation/Travel Support for the right candidate
Location: Deptford, London SE8
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: September 2018

A wonderful opportunity to lead our school from good to outstanding

St Joseph’s is a one-form entry primary school serving the diverse local Catholic community of Deptford (an upcoming area of South London near Greenwich increasingly popular with students and young families) where many of our pupils live. 

Our school, situated off Deptford High Street, has outstanding transport links and is 7 minutes from London Bridge (by train), Canary Wharf (DLR) and a 10-minute walk from Greenwich.

Our recent Ofsted Inspection in December 2017, under the new framework, achieved a solidly Good judgement - offering our next Headteacher a strong platform to realise the school’s potential to achieve outstanding. 

Following the imminent retirement of our Headteacher, applications are now sought from practising Catholic school leaders who will have the passion and desire to lead and celebrate the spiritual life of our school community.

You will be joining a vibrant and welcoming school - an exciting place to work with happy, friendly children from a range of backgrounds who are eager to learn; and well-motivated, compassionate staff who work hard to deliver a first-class education. The school is ably supported by dedicated governors committed to supporting the new Headteacher on the school’s journey towards outstanding.

If, as a first-time or existing Head, you believe you offer the leadership which inspires and motivates others towards excellence and which will ensure the very best education for our children, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: Sunday 22 April at Midnight
Shortlisting: Tuesday 24 April
Interviews: Monday 30 April (One Day)

In the first instance please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in complete confidence on 01737 652043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me.

Our school is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. DBS check required.

 



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