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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    8 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale L28 - L 35

Additional allowances

salary negotiable for an exceptional candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a Chief Performance Officer - Secondary to join the Trust’s Senior Leadership Group and lead the Trust’s Secondary improvement and evaluation strategy. You will be a vastly experienced school leader who can demonstrate impacts in different contexts and over different timescales.

Our Trust will consist of ten schools by Christmas 2023 and will continue to grow over the coming years in line with the Salford Diocesan Academy Strategy.

We are looking for and individual who:

  • has significant experience of school improvement as Head and Executive Headteacher and has some experience of working in a broad Academy Trust.
  • recognises the need to think strategically and can empower Headteachers and Executive Headteachers to drive relentless school improvement.
  • is committed to strategic thinking and planning that builds, communicates and carries forward a coherent and shared vision for the Catholic ethos of the Trust’s schools,
  • is a knowledgeable and experienced leader who can raise standards with proven experience of accelerating progress,
  • has a strong track record of improving outcomes, but equally so building strong improvement cultures,
  • can effectively evaluate local and regional performance trends and, from their extensive knowledge, identify appropriate strategies to enhance school standards and close the gap for our most vulnerable children,
  • can inspire others and lead complex change.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • an opportunity to be a member of a forward-thinking and innovative Strategic Leadership Group,
  • the opportunity to shape improvement strategy across a Trust that at end point will include Catholic schools in Bury, Bolton, Rochdale and Salford,
  • a caring and engaged group of stakeholders,
  • a committed and highly supportive Central Team and Trust Board,
  • precise support for your own professional and spiritual development from both the Academy Trust and the Diocese,
  • excellent local and borough wide collaborative links,
  • employer contributions to Teacher Pension Scheme.

Further details about the role

Applicants are strongly urged to arrange a conversation with the CSEL and visit the central office to discuss this role. Initial contact should be made with our Trust Executive Assistant, Hayley Collier by email hcollier@stocccat.org.uk.

Closing Date: Sunday, 8th October 2023 11.59 pm

Shortlisting will take place the week commencing 9th October 2023

Interview Date: Tuesday, 8th October 2023

St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

CES Leadership Application Forms should be addressed to the Chair of Directors and returned to recruitment@stoccat.org.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of all children and young people in our care. Applicants must be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and overseas police checks (where applicable). Please see STOC’s Safeguarding and Recruitment Policies for further details. All staff have a key role and responsibility in this area and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check.
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About St Teresa Of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust
Phone number
0161 705 4374

Our Trust Mission is simple, it is to make Christ known, and ensure we are making lives better for our communities, our children and young people and all of our stakeholders. We model our work on the example of service set by St Teresa. We are part of the Diocese of Salford and our schools span the local areas of Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Salford and Wigan. Our Trust began in 2017, and we currently comprise six schools, four primary and two secondary. Over the coming months and years, we anticipate more Catholic schools to join us on our journey.

Arranging a visit to St Teresa Of Calcutta Catholic Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hcollier@stoccat.org.uk.

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