29 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £52,659 and £61,042

Pay scale

L8 to L14

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Headteacher is employed by the Governing Body and is accountable to them and the Local Authority. The person specification should be read in conjunction with the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and the National Standards for Headteachers.

Applicants to this role should be a committed, baptised Catholic.

As the Headteacher of St Saviour’s, you will provide strategic leadership for the school and hold overall accountability for the direction, standards achieved and quality of education. Your work will be motivated by the school’s declared Vision and Values, and informed by the school’s SIP, which is monitored through regular review meetings between Governors and Curriculum Leaders, and subject to the scrutiny of the Curriculum and Standards Committee. The Governing Body have identified five priorities they would like the new Headteacher to focus on during their initial year of headship:

  • Ensure that the school’s Catholic Christian ethos is fostered and developed.
  • Focus urgently, with Curriculum Leaders, on the quality of teaching throughout the school, eliminate inconsistencies in expertise and practice, and achieve continuity and progression across the curriculum.
  • Establish strong, strategic, and effective leadership at all levels with a specific focus on building the expertise, capacity and rigour of the Curriculum Leaders and ensuring a safe, inspiring, and aspirational culture.
  • Improve reading, writing and maths outcomes across the age and ability range; language and literacy development to be a whole school focus.
  • Further improve outcomes for pupils who are vulnerable to underachievement and ensure the effectiveness of safeguarding procedures for all as Designated Safeguarding Lead.

What the school offers its staff

St Saviour’s Catholic Primary School is a Voluntary Aided, single form entry (PAN 20) school in the Diocese of Portsmouth.

We are located in the village of Totland Bay, the only primary school serving the Totland and Colwell ward in the West of the Island. Our parish church is just 100 metres or so away on the same site, and across the playground is the West Wight Nursery, from where come the majority of our Reception intake. To the North we have Totland and Colwell Bays, and to the South and West are The Needles, Alum Bay and Tennyson Down, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There are currently (October 22 census) 152 pupils on roll, 28% Pupil Premium and 7% EAL. We are also happy to have five Ukrainian children with us at present. The last Ofsted inspection was 2019 – Good. Every child is challenged to succeed and inspired to learn in a stimulating, safe and inclusive Catholic Christian environment. Our mission has been developed by the school community and underpinned by Christ’s message to us in scripture “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.”

Our current staff say St Saviour’s is “A fabulous little primary school with much history, linked to a wonderful nursery just across the playground and a stunning church for seasonal events. An excellent team with a mixture of experience and staff with huge hearts that care and commit to all the children’s education and growth.”

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to chair@stsavioursrcpri.co.uk

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About St Saviour's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
152 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01983 752175

Arranging a visit to St Saviour's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@stsavioursrcpri.co.uk.

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