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  • Job start date

    30 October 2023

  • Closing date

    3 July 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - For up to one year

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Our school currently has 154 pupils situated in the market town of Oakham. We have fantastic children, staff, families and the strength of our school community is evident to all.

Why work for the St Thomas Aquinas Multi Academy Trust?

  • Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 23 academies in our family, 84 academies across the Diocese, opportunities for career progression are a reality.
  • Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme and Medicash, which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.
  • Pension - automatic enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with 23.68% employer contributions, or to the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.
  • Terms and Conditions - we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for both teachers and support staff.
  • Electric Car Scheme – access to our new electric dreams care scheme, in partnership with Octopus Energy
  • Childcare – If you have children that attend before/after school at one of the 23 schools in our Trust, as an employee you will be able to access this resource for free.

We will offer the successful applicants a happy, welcoming and supportive team where everyone is committed to staff development and raising standards for all in an enjoyable and purposeful environment.

How to apply

To apply for this role please visit the Trust vacancies pagewww.aquinas-cmat.org/vacancies/and submit your application no later than the closing date stated above.

You will receive an automated response from our vacancies inbox to confirm your application has been received.

We warmly encourage applicants to visit our schools. Please contact the school offices to arrange an appointment on 01572 722400

What the school offers its staff

Our school is part of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi-Academy Trust which brings together the 23 Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Leicester City, Rutland and Leicestershire. Our priority is to ensure the very best Catholic Education for all young people in our community, whatever their circumstances. We will achieve this together, through a strategic approach to sharing best practice, effective challenge and support from a central standards and performance team and opportunities for high quality Continuing Professional Development.

The Trust and all our schools within our Trust committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check, online check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants. The Trust will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.

Our Trust strives to be a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We are committed to cultivating an equitable working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect and where every individual can fulfil their potential. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs. This includes those of all faiths, the Catholic faith and those without a faith who are supportive of the Trust’s Catholic character and Christian ethos. This diversity is fundamental to our values and enriches the lives of the students within our schools.

We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from people with a disability or long-term health condition.

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Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About English Martyrs' Catholic Voluntary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
151 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Thank you for the interest you have expressed in our Headteacher vacancy.

This is an excellent opportunity for the appropriately qualified and experienced leader within our CMAT, at English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy. The school is built on clear faith principles and with a very positive, respectful culture. English Martyrs is a small Catholic Voluntary Academy with 154 children aged between 4 – 11 years old and part of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust, together with 18 other primary schools and 4 secondary schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are very proud of the school and that it is part of an active and friendly community. The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum, setting high expectations and encouraging all the children to achieve their potential before leaving in year 6. Their mission statement below explains how we want the children to lead their lives.
“We grow and learn with the gifts we have been given, following in the footsteps of Jesus.”

English Martyrs understands that the children need a child-centred holistic approach to learning rooted in faith. Their mission statement which includes the word ‘gifts’ reminds us all that the children are gifts from God, and how important the schools job is as educators to ensure that they provide an education for the children, which enables them to be the best they can be. The school have adopted 10 school virtues based on learning habits and our Gospel values: – faith, love, kindness, respect, confidence, resilience, love of learning, forgiveness, courage and patience.

As Headteacher, the successful applicant will work closely with the CMAT Director of Performance & Standards and I to shape and develop the direction of the school, and to monitor the impact of all work done.

This is a reserved post, meaning that we are looking for someone who meets the definition of a practising Catholic. Beyond that, we are seeking someone with a demonstrable track record of evidenced school improvement work; someone who is a genuine team player, and who can show through examples that they are able to take people with them on their strategic journey.

We are pleased to share this video, from the school Chair of Governors which will give a clear picture of just how special English Martyrs is: click here.

If you feel that this could be the exciting next step on your own career pathway, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. The deadline is 9.00am on Tuesday 7th May 2024, and interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 14th May 2024

Please contact my PA Jackie Banks (JBanks@aquinas-cmat.org) to arrange a meeting with me to discuss this post further. Thank you again for your interest in this post. I wish you every success in your application.

I hope that this insight into our vision and the opportunities open to our staff has further interested you, and we look forward to receiving an application from you to work in our Trust.

With best wishes

Neil Lockyer
Chief Executive Officer

Arranging a visit to English Martyrs' Catholic Voluntary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@englishmartyrs.rutland.sch.uk.

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