St Nicholas Catholic High School, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 1JW

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    3 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L28-L34 (£81,942-£94,914) Potential enhancement for an exceptional candidate.

Headteacher job summary

Following the promotion of the current Headteacher to a strategic role in Catholic Education in the Diocese, the Governors are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher. If you have the vision, the drive and the ambition, we can offer an unparalleled opportunity to lead our high school, rated Good at the last Ofsted inspection in 2019, on its rapid journey of improvement towards being an outstanding school.

The governors are looking to appoint a Headteacher who is passionate about realising students’ potential and maintaining our ethos where students and staff work together in a dynamic, happy and supportive environment.

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who:

  • is a practising Catholic with a strong passion and commitment to Catholic education
  • is currently a successful Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher
  • is an inspirational leader with a clear vision for the future of the school, building on its current progress
  • has proven leadership and managerial skills to steer the school through the ever-changing educational landscape
  • has the passion and commitment to ensure that every child succeeds and is treated as an individual
  • has a proven track record of implementing changes and raising standards in teaching and learning, within a consistent, caring, accountable ethos.

Completed applications should be returned by 12 noon on Monday 3rd October 2022 by email to Julie.English@dioceseofshrewsbury.org.

Shortlisting will take place on the 5th October 2022

Interviews will be held on 19th/20th October 2022

Applying for the job

All applications must be completed on the attached Catholic Education Service (CES) application form.

Download an application form - 65.7 KB

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About St Nicholas Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1256 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

St Nicholas Catholic High School is an 11-18 school with 1224 students on roll.

We are a Christian community and strive to uphold strong spiritual and moral values, both in and outside the classroom. St Nicholas school is based on very clear aims and foundational principles; we aspire to live, learn and work together in the way exemplified to us by the life of Jesus Christ. Our declared mission is to let our God-given talents shine and to embrace the Gospel and its teachings.

Our Ofsted inspection underlined the progress being made in the school and provided a powerful stimulus to the school community to continue with significant changes in professional practice and in the culture of the school. Following a year of significant exam success, we are confident of our future as we work to create an outstanding school.

Arranging a visit to St Nicholas Catholic High School

We highly recommend a visit to the school where you will feel our positive, supportive atmosphere, strong sense of community, have the opportunity to meet our excellent staff and be engaged by our young people. Visits from prospective applicants are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by appointment. Please contact Mrs Fleur MacCready, the school business manager by email to f.maccready@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk or telephone 01606 539735.

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