11 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L18 - L24

What skills and experience we're looking for

The governors of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic with inspirational vision and leadership. This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative and forward-looking leader to build upon the exceptionally strong foundations laid by our current headteacher.

St Joseph’s provides exciting and effective learning with a strong Catholic ethos for 438 pupils aged 4-11. The school benefits from excellent facilities and strong links to the local parish. We are seeking someone who will ensure all pupils and staff are able to fulfil their potential within a caring and supportive Catholic community.

The successful applicant will be:

  • a practising Catholic who has a clear understanding of the distinctive nature of a Catholic school and is willing to take an active role in the life and mission of the school;
  • an outstanding primary classroom practitioner;
  • an experienced, innovative and knowledgeable school leader, expert at managing change;
  • a strategic thinker who can develop and articulate an innovative vision for school effectiveness, inclusion and wellbeing, mindful of the impact of these on pupil outcomes;
  • able to support, inspire and challenge staff;
  • passionate about continued school improvement and maintaining the highest standards for all children;
  • committed to build on existing relationships with parents, the Parish, the Diocese, Local Authority and wider community, while fostering new relationships;
  • able to identify strengths and weaknesses to further develop the potential of pupils and staff.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • a welcoming, Christ-centred community with a strong Catholic ethos;
  • a real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our children;
  • the chance to lead a dedicated and committed staff body;
  • a supportive governing body committed to raising standards and strong local parish links;
  • an exciting opportunity to further develop the school’s vision and successes;
  • commitment to your continuous professional development, including an excellent induction programme.

An informal discussion and/or visit to the school can be arranged by contacting Andrea Cooke (01932 501590 or htappointment@stjosephs-epsom.surrey.sch.uk).

Please e-mail completed applications to htappointment@stjosephs-epsom.surrey.sch.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.

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 htappointment@stjosephs-epsom.surrey.sch.uk

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About St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
435 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email htappointment@stjosephs-epsom.surrey.sch.uk.

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