Assistant Head Teacher

St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD6 3DQ

This job expired on 19 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

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St John the Evangelist Catholic Academy
Pay scale- L1 – L5

St John’s are looking for an Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for curriculum and Maths for September 2022. This will be a class-based role with suitable release time to carry out leadership duties, and work with the Head of School on the smooth running of the school.
This appointment offers a great opportunity for a new Assistant Head teacher to undertake a strategic role in our fantastic school and take it to the next stage of its journey to outstanding. We are committed to staff and pupil wellbeing and provide opportunities for CPD, cross school collaboration and partnership within our Trust Schools.
The successful candidate will be:
• Committed to the catholic faith and mission of our School
• An outstanding teacher with a track record of raising standards of teaching and learning, leading to improved achievement and attainment.
• A teacher with a clear vision, focused on raising achievements and standards through a wide variety of teaching and learning experiences.
• Able to take a lead on developing the quality of education by supporting subject leads to devise a progressive and cohesive knowledge rich curriculum that is ambitious for all our children.
• Have high expectations of themselves, colleagues and pupils and is unrelenting in their pursuit of excellence
• Has a thorough understanding of how assessment data can be used to bring about improved opportunities for children
• Has experience of successfully supporting Ofsted and preferably S48 inspections
• Positive. kind and have a good sense of humour.

In return we can offer you:
• The opportunity to make a difference and grow as a leader
• A dynamic Catholic ethos which is integral to the life of the school
• A dedicated, hardworking, and skilled staff
• Happy, enthusiastic children who are motivated to learn
• Strong professional development
• An established partnership with the parents, Church, and wider community

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About St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
205 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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Welcome to Our School

I am immensely proud to welcome you to St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School. We are all enormously proud of our school and all we do. Our children love learning and strive to do their absolute best. The children surprise me every day with their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn new things and make progress. They are such wonderful children.
St John's is a truly special school, and we have children that are happy, caring, and thoughtful. We, as with all our Trust schools, strive to stretch and challenge each child to enable them to achieve and fulfil their potential. This is not just academically but, also, morally, and socially.
As a Catholic School our faith identity is not exclusive to just our Religious Education teaching, but is interwoven through our daily school life. The values and teachings of the Gospel are foundational to the school and permeate every aspect of what we do. Such Catholic ethos ensures our children are given the opportunity to achieve their academic potential and grow alongside others as children of God. Our ethos is further supported by excellent relationships within our whole school community, and is demonstrated through many acts of charity, led by our pupil chaplains and Mini Vinnies. The Section 48 Report by the Diocesan Board for Inspectors in 2017 graded St Johns ’s an “outstanding Catholic Primary School.”
We have strong links with the local parish community. The children attend Mass in the parish church and we in turn warmly welcome parishioners to attend important feasts and celebrations in school. The local governing body is primarily made up of foundation governors from the parish. They have significant experience in supporting the school leaders in their provision of a high quality education, in a Gospel-centered community. Parents are strongly supportive of the work of the school. They know that it is a safe environment where the staff strive to ensure that all children meet their potential.
We have very high expectations of all children in their learning, presentation, behaviour, attitude, politeness, and manners. At St John's we create the conditions for learning to take place but also for our children to grow in confidence and develop respect and tolerance of others and their opinions; where mistakes are used as a learning experience and where injustice and adversity are challenge.
All my staff are caring, devoted and professional. They work effectively to provide the best possible learning experience for the children of St John's.
The Faith aspect of school and parish community is our most important feature. As we share our parish with St Winefride's Catholic Academy the example of Jesus and the Gospels is lived throughout the daily life of the school. Not only does it underpin all our teaching, but in prayer and worship we help to develop the Faith journey of each individual child. In this we share a partnership not only with you as parents but, equally, with the parish as, for example, with the Sacramental programme.
We have an open door to discuss any points of interest or concerns that any parent or staff member may have. We value all involvement in the education of our children and always want building on this partnership.

I am hopeful we can find the right person to further promote and develop our children’s confidence and strength in Faith, a love and thirst for learning and the skills to make an impact in changing world in which they live.
God bless.
Yours sincerely
Ben Lavin
Executive head teacher

Our Mission
"St John's is a place where we meet Jesus".
Everyone is enabled to fulfil their unique potential and together we celebrate being part of God's creation in all we think, say and do.
In our school everyone is respected and cherished and differences are valued.
Each member of our community is supported to truly reflect the person of Jesus."

Aims of Our school
At St John, the Evangelist Catholic Primary School we aim:
• To nurture and stimulate each child’s faith and provide opportunities for this expression through worship and prayer.
• To respect and treat everyone as individuals made in the image and likeness of God and lead them to value every person regardless of race, religion, or background.
• To foster loving relationships between all members of our school community, promote, and reflect the command of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.”
• To encourage everyone to be a thoughtful, confident, well-motivated and responsible member of God’s family.
• To encourage everyone to achieve their created potential by providing a curriculum which is broad and balanced to interest and engage all pupils and challenge them to do their best.
• To foster self-esteem by encouraging pride in their achievements.
• To lead children to respect and appreciate the environment in which they live.
• To encourage cooperation and collaboration between individuals and groups and so create a genuine sense of community.

Arranging a visit to St John the Evangelist Catholic Primary School

Visits are encouraged and we would love to welcome you to the school for a visit so we can show you how wonderful and unique our school is – not just through our website www.stjohntheevangelistrc.co.uk

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