Headteacher - St Swithun's Catholic Primary School

Headteacher - St Swithun's Catholic Primary School - Hampshire

£Competitive to attract the right applicant + Relocation support - Catholic - Head/Principal
Ref: 126 Date Posted: Thursday 12 Jan 2023
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Headteacher

Salary: £Competitive to attract the right applicant + Relocation support
Location: Southsea, City of Portsmouth
Contract Type: Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: Negotiable

St. Swithun’s is a well-established and nurturing Catholic primary school and nursery of (NOR) 346 pupils, serving the Southsea area of the City of Portsmouth – with easy access to the coast, beautiful rural settings and excellent A3(M)/M27 road links.

Southsea is a popular area of the city with young families with a rich multi-cultural diversity – 46% of the pupils have English as an additional language. The school sits within a thriving parish community and a committed Parish Priest, with St Swithun’s Church only a few minutes’ walk away.

The school is popular with parents and is blessed with a significant number of staff with deep and long connections to the school. Governors are also deeply committed - and together with a recently appointed Chair with a strong educational background - they are available as necessary to offer their loyal support.

We are interested in having preliminary, confidential conversations with Catholic school leaders who have the gift for leadership and believe profoundly in the transformative role of Catholic education to improve the lives of others and how to make that a reality.

For a Head/Deputy Head within a small or similar school environment, this could be your next challenge… equally, for a capable and experienced Assistant Head with still yet untapped potential, this might be the right opportunity for you.

A requirement of the post is that applicants must be practising Catholics.

If you believe you can offer the leadership qualities 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:  Monday 13 February at 12 Noon

Interviews: Thursday 23 February (All day) and Friday 24 (Morning)

For further details or to have an informal discussion, please contact 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 BEFORE applying.

We would encourage you to come and visit us and see us at work.

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

 

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