SUCCESSFULLY APPOINTED: Executive Headteacher - St Winefride's & St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary Schools

SUCCESSFULLY APPOINTED: Executive Headteacher - St Winefride's & St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary Schools - West Yorkshire

£Competitive to attract the right applicant - Catholic - Head/Principal
Ref: 89 Date Posted: Monday 15 Feb 2021
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Executive Headteacher

Salary: £Competitive to attract the right applicant
Location: Bradford
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: April 2019 or sooner/later by negotiation

Two inspirational and welcoming Catholic primary schools working together for the first time in partnership, offering a tremendous opportunity to become their inaugural Executive Headteacher.

Could it be you?

Following the imminent retirement of their respective Headteachers at the end of 2018, the role of Executive Headteacher arises at St Winefride’s and St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary Schools (roll: 444 & 208 respectively) – representing a unique and exciting opportunity to lead and develop two strong schools which are situated in, and with strong links to, the Mary Mother of God Parish in the Diocese of Leeds.

This is a rare opportunity to become a senior Catholic primary school leader within the Bradford area. The role is likely to appeal to an existing Headteacher or Head of School looking for their next challenge or indeed a strong Deputy Head looking for their first step into Headship. 

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

You will be ably supported by a committed school community and diocesan team as well as the practical and strategic support which comes from both schools forming an integral part of the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust and the Bradford Catholic Schools Partnership Teaching Schools Alliance.

For further details and to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about the role 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.

Closing date: Monday 26th November at Noon

Shortlisting: Wednesday 28th November

Interviews: Wednesday 5th December

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

"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

"We considered TES Prime, but the critical factor for us was that Emmaus are not only specialists in recruiting Headteachers, they are Christians focused exclusively on recruiting for Church Schools."

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

"Could we afford it? My belief, as Chair was that we couldn’t afford not to. Our pupils deserved and needed strong school leaders to be found and drawn to apply. Our success was down to using Emmaus and definitely money well spent."

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

"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."

Annie Sutton - Executive Principal, St Joseph's RC Specialist School and College

"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 are delighted with the appointment we made and I have reported to the whole community that we could not have been more thorough in the search or more rigorous in the selection process. Thank you Emmaus Leadership."

Jacqui Feely, Chair at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield

"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

"I want to thank everyone at Emmaus for your support in recruiting our new Headteacher. You ensured that we were able to ‘cast a wide net’ and have a number of high quality applications to shortlist from. It was a great outcome for us and one I do not think we would have achieved on our own. We will be sure to be in contact again."

Dave Cobb - School Business & Development Manager, Saint Cecilia's CE School, London

"Emmaus brings a level of professionalism, seen in other industry sectors, to church schools’ recruitment."

The Rt Rev Nick Baines - Anglican Bishop of Leeds

"…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

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