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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    21 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time, permanent Head of School position

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

St. Francis is a place where Catholic attitudes to life are both taught and lived in a way that encourages our children to develop a strong Christian family and community spirit. Our mission: “Together in Christ” is central to all we do. With this mission guiding our practice, our wonderful children thrive and develop in and are encouraged and able to make an active difference to our community.

The Directors of the Cardinal Newman Catholic Trust, in partnership with the Local Governor Committee St. Francis are seeking to appoint an ambitious and driven leader who will build on existing strong foundations and inspire the school toward an outstanding future. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future growth of our school and contribute to the wider Academy Trust by leading our able and supportive team with enthusiasm whilst driving improvement in pupil achievement.

A job description and personal specification are available on the school (http://www.st-francis.n-somerset.sch.uk/) and MAT (www.newmancatholictrust.com) websites or the St. Francis school office.

What the school offers its staff

This post offers the opportunity to work in schools with:

- talented and highly committed teaching teams,

- creative pupils who care about their learning and their communities,

- communities who care deeply about the identity of their schools,

- strong and supportive governors and the Board of Directors.

We are looking for a dedicated, committed Catholic who:

- has a firm commitment to school improvement and MAT collaboration,

- has a proven track record in teaching and experience of leadership,

- and can compellingly communicate their vision for their school.

We can offer:

- an opportunity to excel and further develop the skills required to pursue an ambitious career path,

- an opportunity to contribute to the strategic development of the academy,

- a committed and motivated strategic leadership team.

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 St Francis Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
153 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01275 855373

Arranging a visit to St Francis Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sland@stfrancispri.org.

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