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Headteacher - St Anne's Catholic Primary School

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Archdiocese of Birmingham

St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Coventry

“Love one another as I have loved you in our home, school and parish family”


Required for January or April 2023

Leadership Scale: 14 – 21  (Group 2  : £58,135 - £69,031)

NOR 210 plus Nursery

The governors, staff and children of St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Birmingham, wish to appoint an inspirational Headteacher. Our new Head will be a highly motivated, caring and energetic leader who will inspire and nurture our children with a broad and creative curriculum and who will oversee their primary school faith journey in the manner of our school’s motto. 

We are looking for a Headteacher who is: 

- a practising Catholic with a comprehensive understanding of Catholic education;

- a caring and committed leader who has high ambitions for all staff and pupils while nurturing their growth, wellbeing and faith formation;

- an experienced leader who can demonstrate outstanding teaching skills and can take a strategic role in curriculum development;

- able to analyse data, develop strategic plans to raise standards, whilst promoting and celebrating the achievements of all children and staff;

- committed to working with children, parents and staff to build upon the current high standards across the school and community;

-  a driven leader who can take the school through its next developmental stage including academisation, by building deep collaborations with other schools and partner organisations;

- an open, honest and effective communicator who is approachable and leads by example, taking ownership of the school is recognised in the community as the ‘Face of the School’;

-  a visionary leader with energy, resilience and a forward-thinking, positive outlook.

In return we can offer you: 
- a warm and welcoming school community where everyone is valued and staff wellbeing is respected;
- happy, enthusiastic and well-behaved children who are willing and eager to learn;

- a school which has the support of our parents and wider community;
- a school where teamwork is strong: staff turnover is exceptionally low, morale is high and dedicated, talented and caring staff strive to build on our high standards;
- an effective, supportive and active Governing Body;

- an opportunity to respond to your vocation, deepen your faith and develop your professional career;

- valuable and valued networking arrangements with other schools.

Visits to the school are warmly welcome and may be arranged through Mrs Irene Ennis, Chair of Governors via email at: 

recruitment@st-annes.coventry.sch.uk. Further information and the full application pack can be found on the school’s website : https://st-annes-coventry.org.uk/

Completed applications forms should be e-mailed to: recruitment@st-annes.coventry.sch.uk no later than noon on Monday 10th October 2022, using the application form and supplemental forms available within the application pack on the School’s website.

Closing date: Noon on Monday 10th October 2022 
Shortlisting: Wednesday 12th October 2022

Assessment and Interviews:  Thursday 20th October 2022

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable professional references as well as a reference from their parish priest.

Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

Coventry City Council

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