7 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 February 2024


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L15 - L21

Pay scale

L15 - L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

The SJCMAT headteacher prescribes excellence by:

  • Implementing the core expectations for excellence across the academy successfully
  • Implementing a robust regular monitoring, evaluation and review cycle
  • Ensuring high levels of consistency across the academy in terms of: learning environments, marking and feedback, classroom practice and routines.
  • Ensuring that all teachers meet academy expectation and that many are high performing.

The SJCMAT headteacher develops a high performance culture by:

  • Successfully integrating the Trust culture into academy life.
  • Inspiring all colleagues to positively engage with the Trust’s mission to transform children’s lives.
  • Ensuring that workload issues are considered carefully and build high performing teams which lead to colleagues reporting high levels of well-being.

The SJCMAT headteacher guarantees access to high quality professional development for all colleagues by:

  • Ensuring that all colleagues engage positively with high quality professional development.
  • Successfully translating the professional development into practice, leading to a positive impact on staff confidence, effectiveness and expert knowledge.

The SJCMAT headteacher supports the Local Governing Body to provide effective oversight of the academy improvement by:

  • Providing timely reports with relevant information to enable the local governing body to hold leaders to account for progress against the academy improvement priorities and outcomes.
  • Working closely with the Chair of the LGB to ensure that all governors are fully aligned around the Trust’s mission, ambition and philosophy.

The SJCMAT headteacher ensures that the academy’s financial strategy supports the educational vision by:

  • Successfully using ICFP and CLFP to inform workforce planning, including analysis, developing a 3 year budget and 3-5 year workforce planning.
  • Ensuring that the academy operates within robust financial controls, overseeing tight payroll controls, meeting all Trust, DfE and ESFA requirements, acting swiftly upon audit findings and following Trust policies and procedures.

The SJCMAT headteacher ensures that the academy is fully compliant in all areas by:

  • Ensuring that all health and safety requirements are fully met.
  • Ensuring that compliance testing is up-to-date and remedial actions identified/planned.
  • Ensuring that the academy website is fully compliant.

The SJCMAT headteacher supports the Local Governing Body to provide effective oversight of the academy operations by:

  • Providing timely and relevant reports which allow governors to hold leaders to account effectively for compliance in all areas.
  • Providing timely and relevant reports which allow governors to monitor the academy’s budget, ensuring that spending is within the approved budget and that robust controls are implemented.

Working collaboratively with governors to ensure that they are engaged with the workforce planning process to ensure that the spending on staffing is at no more than 70% of the budget over the next three years.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • enthusiastic and ambitious children who are keen to learn

  • a highly supportive, effective and ambitious Local Governing Body

  • an academy which is staffed by a dedicated teaching and support team, committed to supporting the academy and its pupils

  • excellent professional development opportunities

  • support from headteacher colleagues within St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust

  • high quality support for school improvement and operations from the St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust central team

Commitment to safeguarding

SJCMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For details of our privacy policy, please visit https://stjosephmat.org.uk/privacy-policy.

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About St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Multi-academy trust

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is a based in the Liverpool City Region with five primary and two secondary academies. As a united family of academies, we are fully
aligned around our central mission to transform children’s lives by providing them with a world-class Catholic education.

The Trust guarantees an excellent Catholic education to all families. Our children are entitled to access an ambitious curriculum and excellent teaching, which allow them to achieve and exceed national expectations regardless of their starting points.

Everyone involved in St Joseph CMAT is highly committed to the pursuit of high achievement. We aim for all of our academies to be at least ‘Good’ with performance in the top 20% of schools nationally in all measures, particularly in Religious Education. Our robust educational strategy, which is informed by the highest-performing Trusts in the country, is designed to ensure that all children learn to read confidently and achieve well across the curriculum so that they can go on to use their God-given gifts to make the world a better place.

St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust has sponsor status. We are able to provide intensive support to schools who find themselves in a vulnerable position and onboard ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ schools who choose to join as converter academies. For all academies in the Trust, there is a guarantee of high-quality professional development for all colleagues.


During 2023-2024, the St Joseph family will continue to grow with the addition of Notre Dame College and SFX College in Liverpool. This will mean that there are four secondary academies within the Trust.

As part of its Multi Academy Trust strategy, the Archdiocese of Liverpool has identified a group of primary schools that are invited to join St Joseph CMAT over the coming years. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together primary and secondary schools. By working as a family of academies, we will ensure that every child benefits from an excellent Catholic education from the moment they start primary school to when they leave Sixth Form.

School Details

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
315 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust

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

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