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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L13 - L19

What skills and experience we're looking for

St Joseph The Worker Catholic Primary School is a popular, nurturing and outstanding school whose Catholic ethos is at the heart of all that we do.

The Governors of St Joseph The Worker are delighted to be in a position to offer the opportunity to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Head Teacher to our successful and caring school. Applications are invited from experienced, enthusiastic and suitably qualified, practising Catholic leaders to play a key role in building on the success of our friendly school. The successful applicant will work with governors to shape the strategic direction of the school, and will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of the school, leading a team that strives together for the good of the pupils.

Our Mission Statement is:

‘with Jesus we learn, we care, we listen, we share so that He might be seen in the people that we are and the things that we do.’

Applications are invited from existing Headteachers and experienced Deputy Headteachers with great leadership experience who are capable and interested in driving whole school improvement.

We want our Headteacher to:-

  • Be a practising Catholic who can nurture faith and spirituality within the community and take the lead role in delivering inspirational Catholic education based on our shared values.
  • Have a clear vision and strong commitment to promoting a child centred vision.
  • Will uphold and continue to nurture a rich and broad-based curriculum that both excites our teachers to teach and each individual child to learn, ensuring that they are both supported and challenged to fulfil their potential.
  • Has a proven track record in providing inclusive, aspirational, strategic, and professional leadership.
  • Be an excellent communicator with a strong commitment to working in partnership with the parents, staff, the parish and the community.
  • Have a passionate commitment to safeguarding and the welfare and wellbeing of all.
  • Be a caring individual who is supportive of the ethos of the school.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:-

  • The opportunity to work with thoughtful, enthusiastic children, supportive parents, professional and devoted staff and governors who care strongly about their school.
  • A positive and caring ethos based on the values of the Catholic faith.
  • RE Inspection 2022: ‘Outstanding’.
  • A firm commitment to wellbeing and professional development.

Prospective candidates are positively encouraged to visit our school. Please contact the School Business Manager to arrange this as soon as possible on 01277 227282 or email recruitment@st-josephworker.essex.sch.uk

Please note that we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies

Full details of the post and application form are available on www.st-josephworker.essex.sch.uk/Key Information/Vacancies.

Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@st-josephworker.essex.sch.uk or to the school office marked CONFIDENTIAL FAO MRS L WILLATS

Closing Date: 11th March 2024 at 12 Midday

Shortlisting: 19th March 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 26th March 2024

This appointment is in accordance to the Memorandum of Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on the appointment of Teachers to Catholic schools

St Josephs The Worker Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment including a check on social media by an external agency. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. Applications should be on a CES application form from the application pack and sent to the school (applications NOT submitted on the CES application form will not be considered). Any electronic applications will have to be signed by the applicant before attending an interview. This is a Reserved Post for Practising Catholics (see guidance document).

Commitment to safeguarding

St Joseph The Worker are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks including a check on social media by an external agency. References will be sought and the successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure + Barring Service Check.

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About St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
207 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01277 227282

St Joseph the Worker School Catholic Primary school is located in Hutton, Essex.

Mission Statement
The mission of our school is that:
With Jesus
we learn,
we care,
we listen,
we share
so that He might be seen in the people
that we are and the things that we do.

• To see teaching and learning as a process of co-operative team work and welcome and encourage the involvement of parents and others in the community.
• To esteem children as individuals and respect their rights, values and beliefs.
• To foster and promote good relationships and a sense of belonging to the School community.
• To give opportunities to work with a range of materials, practices and processes which develop skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding.
• To provide situations which encourage pupils to use their practical and intellectual skills to evaluate and improve their work.
• To provide a well-ordered environment in which all are fully aware of behavioural expectations.
• To offer equal opportunities in all aspects of school life and recognising the importance of different cultures.
• To encourage praise and positively reinforce good relationships, behaviour and work.
• To work as a team, supporting and encouraging one another.
• To encourage a sense of interest, enjoyment and pride in all pupils.

Arranging a visit to St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@st-josephworker.essex.sch.uk.

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