4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 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


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What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of St Thomas More Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Head Teacher from 1st September 2024. St Thomas More Catholic Primary School is a caring, friendly school and community where our Catholic Ethos is central to all that we do. Our new Head Teacher will work with governors to shape the strategic direction of the school, and will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school. Our new Head Teacher will lead a team that strive together in the best interest of all of our children, following the school’s mission statement:

We are a Catholic School and all our teaching reflects our Christian faith.

We recognise the needs and value the contribution of each member of our school community.

We encourage children to grow spiritually, socially and academically and to show respect for each other and the world in which we live.

We seek to provide a high standard of education within a caring, family environment.

We aim to develop good habits of work within a disciplined atmosphere.

We welcome the active involvement of parents, Governors and friends in the daily life of the school.

Applications are invited from Head Teachers or Deputy Head Teachers with outstanding leadership experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a practising Catholic who can nurture faith and spirituality, and take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values.
  • Be passionate in promoting a clear child-centred vision.
  • Be inclusive, aspirational and ambitious for all our children and our staff.

Governors are seeking someone who:

  • Will champion a wide curriculum that our teachers will be excited to teach and will inspire our children to learn.
  • Will build upon a strong foundation of academic achievements.
  • Can demonstrate a proven track record of providing inspirational, strategic and professional leadership.
  • Has a secure understanding of all matters relating to safeguarding.
  • Will be a team leader with experience of coaching and mentoring.
  • Will work hard to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to maximise their potential.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • Children who are committed, enthusiastic and fully engaged in their learning.
  • Professional and dedicated staff, supportive parents, and active Governors.
  • An enthusiastic and aspirational Senior Leadership Team.
  • Excellent opportunities for further professional development.
  • Long standing relationships with partnership groups and outside agencies
  • Ofsted: 19th September 2023 GOOD
  • Catholic School Inspection: 12th December 2018 OUTSTANDING

We warmly welcome and encourage applicants to visit our school, find out more about the role and experience our friendly school in action. Please contact our school office to arrange a tour

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 anna@stmsw.co.uk

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About St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Saffron Walden

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

Arranging a visit to St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Saffron Walden

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email anna@stmsw.co.uk.

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