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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 January 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 December 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L19 - L25

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A practising Catholic who demonstrates a strong, lived faith and deep commitment to Catholic Education and the Catholic ethos of our school.
  • An individual who has extensive leadership experience and proven success in a senior leadership role in a Primary School setting.
  • Able to build upon the existing rich curriculum with high expectations of children’s attainment, achievement and behaviour, supporting each and every child to develop and reach their own unique, individual potential.
  • An inclusive leader, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to encourage, enthuse and motivate an experienced and dedicated staff.
  • Continue to promote strong relationships with parents, governors, the parish and Archdiocese, our neighbouring junior school and the wider community.
  • Someone who is passionate, creative and innovative, open to new ideas and a willingness to build upon our high expectations of teaching standards, pupil progress and learning outcomes for all in our school family, with a clear vision for continuous success and improvement.
  • An enthusiastic, dedicated and committed individual, to lead our Good School on the next stage of its journey to Outstanding

What the school offers its staff

The school is totally inclusive. Everyone refers to the school as ‘a family’ and senior leaders model high expectations and lead by example. The culture is one of openness and mutual support, where team spirit and staff morale are woven throughout the fabric of the school. (Challenge Partners Review, Jan 2023)

St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Infant School is an Outstanding School in providing Catholic education. (Section 48 Inspection, 2016)

Parents and carers (who) hold the school in high regard.

Pupils’ behaviour is of a very high standard. They work with concentration and interest. (Ofsted, 2019)

  • An inclusive, strong and caring school community with talented, hard-working, highly professional caring and committed staff.
  • A staff who are dedicated and committed to supporting all children including those who are disadvantaged or with additional needs.
  • Happy, confident and enthusiastic children, who enjoy learning and who are proud of their school, have a high standard of good behaviour and are motivated to learn.
  • A positive, vibrant, and encouraging environment, where our dedicated staff are supported in inspiring each other and striving in their own learning, underpinned by our outstanding Catholic ethos, in which all are respected.
  • A balanced, committed and robust experienced Governing Body, who provide effective and positive challenge and support with clear vision for all our school family.
  • Engaged Parents and Carers, and a vibrant and strong Parish Community, with close links to our Junior School, and the wider community.
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development
  • An outstanding school ethos which values the contribution of all, and sets high standards in spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.
  • A welcoming, happy and caring environment, where both pupils and staff enjoy coming to school.

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About St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
411 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7

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