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  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 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: Full time

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Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to the emigration of our much loved and highly respected Headteacher the Governing Body of St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint a person who is both inspirational and dedicated and able to further develop this popular and successful school.

Our new Headteacher will be:

  • A practising Catholic who demonstrates a deep commitment to the Catholic ethos of our school.
  • An individual who leads by example, is kind, empathetic, nurturing and patient, whilst striving to provide the very best for each of the children in our care.
  • An individual who has extensive leadership experience and proven success in senior leadership of a primary school.
  • An inclusive leader with excellent interpersonal skills who can motivate an experienced and dedicated staff, whilst maintaining a positive work/life balance.
  • Continue to promote strong relationships with parents and carers, Governors, the parish, Archdiocese, neighbouring schools and the wider community.
  • Someone who is passionate creative and innovative, open to new ideas and able to lead the school in future challenges as they arise.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A caring and vibrant environment where Catholic values are truly lived.
  • An inclusive school family with a talented, hardworking, highly professional and committed staff.
  • Happy, confident and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn and take pride in their school with a high standard of good behaviour.
  • A dedicated and enthusiastic Governing Body who are fully immersed in our school whilst providing challenge, support and vision.
  • Supportive parents and carers, a strong parish community with links to our wider community.

Further details about the role

“Pupils are immensely proud of their school. They eagerly welcome visitors.”

“…pupils behave well, they are kind to each other…”

“They relish the opportunity to take on leadership responsibilities…”

(OFSTED January 2022)

“Pupils appreciate and actively participate in the Catholic life and mission of the school.”

(Archdiocese of Liverpool Inspection Report 2017)

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to relevant pre-employment checks - two satisfactory references, 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.

Only completed Catholic Education Service (CES) applications submitted to the Clerk to the Selection Panel will be considered. The application pack is available from and returnable to the Clerk to the Selection Panel at Michelle.Foster@wigan.gov.uk

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the Clerk to the Selection Panel at Michelle.Foster@wigan.gov.uk to arrange an appointment.

Closing date: Thursday 20th June 2024 at 12 noon

Shortlisting date: Wednesday 26th June 2024

Interview Dates: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th July 2024

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 Joseph's Catholic Primary School Leigh

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

Arranging a visit to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Leigh

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email michelle.foster@wigan.gov.uk.

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