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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    27 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Applications are invited from existing headteachers, deputy headteachers, assistant headteachers or senior leaders with appropriate leadership experience.

Our successful candidate will:

  • be a practising Catholic who can nurture faith and spirituality within this unique community, and take the lead role in delivering inspirational Catholic education based on our shared Gospel values;
  • be a passionate promoter of the needs of every child;
  • be ambitious and aspirational for all in our school community and for the common good.

Governors are seeking someone who:

  • will uphold and continue to nurture a rich and broad-based curriculum that both excites our teachers to teach and inspires our children to learn;
  • has a proven track record in providing inspirational, strategic, and professional leadership;
  • will lead our school team in continuing to provide an outstanding education for all our children, ensuring that they are both supported and challenged to reach their God-given potential;
  • has a passionate commitment to safeguarding and the welfare and wellbeing of all;
  • will be an enthusiastic team leader, and work assiduously in partnership with our parents and our parish.

Please note we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies.

St Teresa’s Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. Applications should be on a CES application form from the application pack and sent to the school (PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS NOT SUBMITTED ON THE CORRECT CES APPLICATION FORM WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED). Any electronic applications will have to be signed by the applicant before attending an interview.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • children who are thoughtful, enthusiastic, and fully engaged in their learning;
  • professional and devoted staff, supportive parents, and active governors;
  • an enthusiastic and dedicated senior leadership team;
  • a firm commitment to wellbeing and professional development.

We warmly welcome and positively encourage applicants to visit our school; please contact the school office. You could also go to personnel@st-teresas.essex.sch.uk for more information; completed applications should be sent to this address.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Colchester

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
214 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01206 508445

Arranging a visit to St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, Colchester

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email personnel@st-teresas.essex.sch.uk.

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