44 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    1st September 2023 (or earlier by agreement)

  • Closing date

    13 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • be a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment, who embraces the development of the Catholic life and mission of the academy as a core leadership responsibility.
  • be a confident and visible leader with a clear vision for Catholic Education and ensure that the example and teachings of Jesus Christ are at the centre of all that we do
  • have a strong understanding of evidence-informed school improvement and a proven track record of successful leadership with the vision, drive and energy to initiate, lead and manage improvement strategies in line with the Trust’s improvement strategy
  • have an excellent understanding of the Ofsted and Section 48 inspection frameworks, be able to horizon-scan and continually strive for excellence in all aspects to ensure that each pupil fulfils their unique potential
  • have the ability to build relationships with staff, pupils, parents, governors and others working in St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust and a wide variety of external partners
  • work closely with the St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust, Governors and the SLT to develop a compelling faith-centred vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives improvement
  • be able to inspire the whole community, build and maintain successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success
  • be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance
  • actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences
  • place safeguarding at the heart of all decision-making

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

Further details about the role

The Board of Directors of St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is looking to appoint a Headteacher to Holy Family Catholic Academy in Wigan from September 2023.

Academy mission statement: Love, Live, Learn

At Holy Family we love Jesus and each other, live life to the full and learn with joy and spirit.

Situated in Platt Bridge, Holy Family is a popular Catholic primary academy with a good Ofsted rating for children from 2-11. The school community is made up of our wonderful children, their families, our parishes and a committed team of staff and we are committed to supporting our children to develop spiritually, morally, socially and academically. Holy Family Catholic Academy joined the Trust on 1st September 2022. This is a unique opportunity to lead a strong Catholic primary academy at an exciting point on its journey. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will focus your leadership skills on both the Catholic life of the school and improving standards of teaching and learning.

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 l.kidd@stjosephmat.org.uk

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About Holy Family Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 210 pupils
Age range
2 to 11

Arranging a visit to Holy Family Catholic Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email a.fidler@stjosephmat.org.uk.

School location

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