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
Applicants to this role should be a committed, baptised Catholic.
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:
that the school’s Catholic Christian ethos is fostered and developed.
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.
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.
reading, writing and maths outcomes across the age and ability range; language
and literacy development to be a whole school focus.
improve outcomes for pupils who are vulnerable to underachievement and ensure
the effectiveness of safeguarding procedures for all as Designated Safeguarding
St Saviour’s Catholic Primary
School is a Voluntary Aided, single form entry (PAN 20) school in the Diocese
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.”
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