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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L15 - L21A

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a strong, dynamic, and inspirational leader who:

  • is a practicing Catholic with a strong personal faith
  • will foster children’s enjoyment of learning whilst ensuring high levels of achievement
  • will develop and sustain a learning culture for all across our school
  • has the vision and dedication to lead this good and rapidly improving school
  • works with mission integrity for the benefit of all within the school community
  • has a clear strategic direction
  • will challenge and empower all staff to be the best they can be
  • will continually develop and embody the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • an exciting opportunity to further elevate our school and achieve more
  • an experienced team of fantastic, dedicated staff who are hardworking and committed to the school’s vision
  • fantastic children from a diverse background, who are very well-behaved and eager to learn
  • a Governing Board, which is ambitious, supportive and fully committed to a brighter future for the whole school community
  • a parental board that takes a keen interest in their children’s development
  • support for your own professional development
  • excellent local and borough wide collaborative links
  • support from both the Diocese and the local authority

Further details about the role

St. William of York Catholic Primary School, Nugent Road, Bolton BL3 3DE

www.st-williams.bolton.sch.uk office@st-williams.bolton.sch.uk

Required for: September 2024

Leadership Spine points L15 £66,628 to L21A £76,430

Are you a practicing Catholic leader with the drive and enthusiasm to lead our ambitious school?

The Governors of this vibrant, multicultural Catholic school wish to appoint an aspiring, inspirational, and innovative Head Teacher who can continue the excellent work of our current Head Teacher, who leaves school on a promotion within the Diocese. We are seeking a natural leader who will take our school to the next level, embodying and delivering our ethos to create an outstanding Catholic school.

We are looking for someone committed to building an exceptional and caring learning environment where all members of the school community can thrive. Governors ambitious for and passionate about our school, and we require the same level of ambition and passion in the successful candidate. Governors will encourage and support in delivering those ambitions, whilst also supporting the successful candidate in their own professional career developments.

We are striving to make our school a place where staff, governors’, parents, and parish work actively together to ensure our children receive a rich, inspiring, dynamic, and engaging Catholic education.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01204 333522 and speaking with Sharon O’Brien, School Business Manager.

Closing Date: 20th March 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Shortlisting: 27th March 24

Assessment: 18th April 24

Interview: 19th April 24

OFSTED March 2023:

“…Pupils love attending this school. They flourish here.”

“… the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a graded (section 5) inspection…”

St William of York is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to asatisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Application forms should be returned to:

Samantha Tremblen, HR Lead for Children’s Services and Schools on sam.tremblen@bolton.gov.uk

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 William of York Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
241 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01204 333522

Arranging a visit to St William of York Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@st-williams.bolton.sch.uk.

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