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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Group 3 School/L18-L24 (with additional allowance of up to 8% for an exceptional candidate)

Head Teacher job summary


Salary range: Group 3 School/L18-L24 (with an additional allowance of up to 8% for an exceptional candidate)

‘Jesus at the Heart of All We Do'

‘Staff work well together as a team and have the pupils’ best interests at heart. They set high standards right from the early years upwards, and expect pupils to meet them. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are kind to one another. ‘

The Governors of Sacred Heart Primary School are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head who will continue to lead this popular faith school and inspire its children, staff and families ‘to be their best’. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future growth of our school by leading the strong and supportive team with enthusiasm, whilst continuing to improve and raise pupil achievement.

The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic and be highly passionate about Religious Education and the Catholic Life within our school, working closely with the Subject Leader and our Parish Priest.

As a school we can offer:-

Sacred Heart is a warm and welcoming school embracing a strong Catholic ethos

Articulate, engaged children who are keen to learn and have exceptional behaviour for learning;

A thriving community of faith where all children are valued and cared for;

A dedicated, inspiring and hardworking staff team committed to securing the best for all our pupils;

Governors who are keen to support the school to achieve its mission and vision;

A well established and welcoming parish community.

The successful candidate will:-

Be a practising Catholic who is committed to the ethos and purpose of Catholic education and our shared mission;

Have a proven record of successful leadership that has secured improved outcomes for all children;

Have strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead and inspire our staff, pupils and parents;

Be a strategic thinker who will continue to plan for the schools future development

Be skilled in developing staff at all levels and driving excellence across the school

Be a team player, effective collaborator and delegator;

Have a clear understanding and knowledge of a range of operational strategies to secure improved outcomes for all our pupils.

This could be the ideal opportunity for an experienced deputy who is seeking their first Headship, or someone looking for their next exciting leadership challenge. The school is in the process of joining the STCAT multi-academy trust.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, prohibition order check and the Disclosing & Barring Service.

The school is currently in the process of joining the STCAT multi-academy trust.

Please contact the school office for an information pack on 01582 287480

Interviews will take place: 14th & 15th March 2024

Expected start date: 1st September 2024

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About Sacred Heart Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
391 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Sacred Heart Primary School is a successful and happy school looking to appoint a class teacher for September 2020.It is a two form entry school in Luton

We can offer:

• A happy school community with a friendly staff

• Positive, happy children who enjoy learning

• Excellent home, school and parish links

• A well resourced school and stimulating learning environment

• A highly supportive leadership team, staff and Governing Body committed to raising standards in a welcoming environment

• A commitment to your professional development

We are looking for someone who:

• Will be dedicated to supporting to the aims and ethos of our Catholic school

• Is an enthusiastic and good to outstanding classroom practitioner, committed to achieving high standards and attainment for all pupils.

• Is committed to achieving the full potential of all groups of pupils

• Enjoys working as part of a team and is able to communicate effectively with others.

Please have a look at our school website to find out more about our school www.sacredheartluton.org.uk

The school is committed to safe recruitment procedures and safeguarding children.

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