2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Easter 2023 or September 2023

  • Closing date

    22 March 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    22 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £50,124 and £55,197

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Senior Leadership Team. The Christus Catholic Trust and the Local Governing Committee of this vibrant and successful school, wish to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Curriculum Leader to join our friendly and dedicated staff team.We are looking for an outstanding practitioner who has a proven track record of effective curriculum design which has led to improvements in pupils’ outcomes across the wider curriculum. This is a non class based role, but with a regular teaching commitment dependent upon needs of the school

The Christus Catholic Trust and the Governors of St Thomas of Canterbury School invite applications from enthusiastic and suitably-qualified leaders to join our Trust and the leadership team to continue to build on our successes.

We want our Curriculum Leader to:

  • Have a clear vision and strong commitment to Catholic education

  • Have a passion for education, making a difference to children's lives and who can lead by example

  • Have experience in curriculum development across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in a range of subjects.

  • Know in detail the National Curriculum and Education Inspection Framework, and be able to disseminate this knowledge to school staff

  • Already be an expert curriculum leader, demonstrating the positive difference you can make to children’s knowledge and understanding both in your own class and across your school.

  • Use creativity, innovation and research to be successful and inspire others.

  • Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire the children and staff, encouraging them to achieve their potential through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning practise

  • Have a positive and proactive approach

  • Be an excellent communicator with a strong commitment to working in partnership with Parents and the Parish Community

  • Be passionately committed to safeguarding and the welfare and wellbeing of children and staff

What the school offers its staff

St Thomas’ is a popular school, founded in 1886, boasting an excellent local reputation with facilities that provide an engaging working and learning environment. We are a 3 form entry school, located on an attractive site, catering for around 630 pupils from a community which embraces diversity. Our children are always expected to do their best and aim for excellence in everything they do.

We can offer you:

  • A supportive, welcoming and caring ethos based on the values of the Catholic faith

  • The opportunity to work with enthusiastic and friendly children, and engaged parents

  • A team of hard working, flexible and conscientious staff who work together to provide the best education and support for our pupils

  • An enthusiastic and supportive Local Governing Committee and Trust

  • The benefits of extensive support and collaboration across our Trust schools and the wider Diocese of Brentwood alongside opportunities for further professional development

  • All the support needed in the form of individual coaching and mentoring from the Headteacher and within the Senior Leadership Team

The Christus Catholic Trust will offer:

  • A dynamic and collaborative team of Senior Leaders across the Trust, who work in partnership and are committed to creating an ethos of mutual support and sharing practices, whilst providing an effective Catholic education for the children in our communities

  • Support to improve the high standards of learning and achievement in our academy.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school and the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to finance@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

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About St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
614 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01375 375826

St Thomas of Canterbury

Arranging a visit to St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email finance@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk.

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