2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    29 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L12 - L19

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Body of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Head Teacher for our happy and friendly school which is situated in the beautiful city of Bath. This follows the resignation of the current Head, who has successfully led the school for the past 9 years and is relocating to a different part of the country. St Mary’s is known as an inclusive and welcoming school, with an ethos of celebrating talents and developing children to be the best they can be.We are looking for someone special who:

  • Is a practising Catholic with a clear vision for Catholic Education.
  • Is an exemplary classroom practitioner with a passion for inspiring and challenging the team to deliver children’s learning to meet – and exceed, their God-given potential.
  • Is experienced in curriculum innovation and development, and can demonstrate their impact on raising standards.
  • Is an outstanding leader who can demonstrate strategic thinking as well as empathy and understanding.
  • Has excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills to lead, challenge and support others.
  • Is reflective and keen to grasp opportunities for further self-improvement.
  • Consistently drives for aspirational school improvement.
  • Is motivated to work with colleagues, parents, parish and wider community in a genuine collaboration; in order to maximise learning potential for our children.

What the school offers its staff

St Mary’s is proud to offer:

  • A friendly, welcoming community underpinned by a ‘outstanding’ Catholic ethos.
  • A ‘good’ school always seeking to strengthen and improve.
  • Delightful, well-behaved children who are keen to learn.
  • A supportive and talented staff team committed to working together to drive the school forward.
  • A strong and close-knit community with active parents and carers.
  • The opportunity to work collaboratively with senior leaders and Governors to realise the school’s vision.
  • A committed and supportive environment where you will be encouraged to develop your professional skills further.
  • Dedicated time towards leadership and management responsibilities.
  • The opportunity to work with other schools within the Camino Partnership and B&NES maintained schools’ hub.
  • A vibrant city to work in which is full of culture, history and the arts.

Further details about the role

The Governing Body supports the Bishop’s vision for schools and is actively working with partner schools to ensure the best structure for a successful future.

This is a full-time vacancy, with a start date of September 2024.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and highly encouraged. These can be arranged by emailing sasharma@st-marys.bathnes.sch.uk.

For more information about the school, please visit our website http://www.st-marys.bathnes.sch.uk. Application forms and our information pack can be downloaded from this page or can be found on the school website. Please submit your completed application forms to Mrs Sarah Sharma (Chair of Governors) by emailing sasharma@st-marys.bathnes.sch.uk. Postal applications will also be accepted.


Closing date for applications: Monday 26th February at 5:00pm

Shortlisting: w/c 4th March

Selection day activities and interviews: Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March

Commitment to safeguarding

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and all relevant pre-employment checks.

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 admin@st-marys.bathnes.sch.uk

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About St Mary's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
198 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01225 429030

We are very proud of our school, which is a loving and welcoming one-form entry Catholic voluntary aided primary school in the historic city of Bath. St Mary's is committed to providing a nurturing and healthy environment for all. We welcome children of all faiths and beliefs who are ready to embrace our mission statement and values. We aim to educate the whole child and help our pupils to be kind and responsible members of the community.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@st-marys.bathnes.sch.uk.

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