Headteacher St Josephs Catholic Academy, Leicester, Leicestershire

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a practicing catholic who is an inspirational, committed and experienced leader with a remit to further shape our improvement plan while continuing to raise standards.

As a member of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust, and the Leicestershire Catholic Teaching School, we will offer you strong support, the freedom to shape the future of the school and the opportunity for your continued professional development.

Our successful applicant will be able to motivate, inspire and influence our children, staff and stakeholders, and will assume responsibility for all aspects of school life. This will include inspiring our catholic life, directing our strategic planning, leading curriculum development and, above all, delivering a provision which meets the needs of all our young people.

To succeed, you must be a proven leader and manager with a good understanding of the needs and demands of a catholic school and a clear vision for our future. You must also have the ability to maintain and further develop our team whilst maximising pupil achievement.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please contact Ursula Herbert in the school office on 0116 2416197 or email uherbert@st-josephs.leicester.sch.uk

Application and other forms are available from the Trust HR team – call 0116 2968164 or email pcooper@aquinas-cmat.org (please note over the Christmas period only emails will be monitored)

Essential educational requirements

Degree or equivalent
National Professional Qualification for Headship (Desirable)

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies or equivalent (Desirable)

Essential skills and experience

Practising Catholic with evidence of participation in life of faith community
Understanding of the distinctive nature of the Catholic school
Commitment to leadership role in spiritual development of pupils and staff
Experience of a leadership role in a Catholic primary school
Evidence of effective classroom practice
Effective leadership experience at deputy head, assistant head or SLT level
Evidence of strategic planning to raise standards for all students
Experience of successful implementation of strategies for raising achievement and ensuring effective teaching and assessment
Secure understanding of strategies for staff performance management, pay and progression
Ability to enhance a balanced curriculum to enable pupils to achieve their full potential
Experience of offering challenge and support to improve performance of academic, pastoral and support work
Experience of leading/co-ordinating professional development opportunities


About St Josephs Catholic Academy

Address
Armadale Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 1HF
Phase
Primary
Type
Academy
Website
St Josephs Catholic Academy website (opens in a new window)