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  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£56,082 - £65,010

Pay scale

L8 - L14

What skills and experience we're looking for

Can you:

• Continue to develop the strong Catholic ethos of our school?
• Maintain the outstanding level of education at St John’s?
• Demonstrate a passion to ensure all children are valued as individuals? • Be an inspirational leader and manager?
• Ensure that pupils and staff achieve their full potential?
• Continue to develop links with parents?
• Work in partnership?

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

• Happy, well-motivated children who enjoy coming to school.
• Friendly, dedicated and professional staff.
• A supportive and inspirational Governing Body and parish.
• A commitment to professional development.
• A welcoming school with a strong community spirit.
• A supportive body of parents.

Further details about the role

Visits to St John’s are encouraged. Please contact the Chair of Governors via the school to arrange a visit.

An application pack and further information (which includes CES application form – the successful candidate will be expected to sign the CES contract of employment) is available on the school website www.sjrc.co.uk, and the Diocesan website https://educationshrewsbury.org/latest-vacancies/

It is essential that candidates complete a CES application form and submit this electronically to Julie.English@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to relevant pre-employment checks - 3 satisfactory references, including a Faith reference, verification of qualifications and eligibility to work in the UK as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education, including an enhanced DBS certificate with a barred-list check.

Due to the nature of work the above post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. By engaging in this recruitment process, shortlisted candidates consent to an online search in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance. The successful candidate will be expected to sign the CES contract of employment.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governors and staff of St John’s Catholic Primary School are fully committed to safeguarding all children who belong to the school community. The school recognises its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm, and respond to child abuse.

Parents and carers expect the school to provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which their children can grow and learn. To meet these expectations, we implement a wide range of measures and policies, including our Safeguarding & Child Protection policy Details can be found in the Policies section of the website.

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About St John's Catholic Primary School

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

St. John’s is a Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School within the Diocese of Shrewsbury and the Shropshire Education Authority. The School has been in existence since 1856, providing education for the children of the Catholic community of Bridgnorth and the surrounding district. The original site was behind St. John’s Church, now the parish hall.

The present School is a single storey building, built in three phases since the 1950’s. There are seven classrooms, a Library, an administration area and hall, with a school run kitchen attached. It is situated within its own grounds, having a playing field, Forest School Area, Reception Garden, a trim trail, buddy benches and two playgrounds. Each classroom is equipped with a well-stocked class library and wet area. Interactive whiteboards are fitted into all classes.

The School Ethos and Values
We provide a sound secular education within the framework of a strong religious tradition and background. We recognise the need for the development of the whole child – academically, spiritually, socially, morally, in artistic, creative and sporting achievements. This provides the basis for their future school and adult lives.

The School prides itself on being a caring community, which promotes good attitudes in the children.

Arranging a visit to St John's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Julie.English@dioceseofshrewsbury.org.

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