St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Kidlington, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1EA

This job expired on 14 March 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    14 March 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    17 January 2022

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Indicative Salary Range (ISR): £59,581 to £69,031

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Archdiocese of Birmingham
The Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1EA
Tel: 01865 373 674 Email: office@stthomas-more.org.uk Website: www.st-thomas.more.oxon.sch.uk
Salary range: L15-L21
'With Christ we Achieve, Believe and Create'

“The school successfully nurtures pupils’ intellectual curiosity about the world. They have very positive attitudes towards learning and embracing new challenges.”
[Ofsted, September 2018]

The Directors of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company, in partnership with the Local Governor Board of St Thomas More Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint an outstanding leader who will continue to lead this popular faith school and nursery and inspire its children, staff and families ‘to be their best’. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future growth of our school and nursery by leading our strong and supportive team with enthusiasm, whilst continuing to improve and raise pupil achievement.

The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic and be highly passionate about Religious Education and the Catholic Life within our school and nursery, working closely with the Subject Leader and our Parish Priest.
As a school we can offer:-
● Articulate, engaged children who are keen to learn, use a growth mindset and have exceptional behaviour for learning;
● A thriving community of faith where all children are valued and cared for;
● A dedicated, inspiring and hardworking staff team committed to securing the best for all pupils;
● A well-performing school with ‘Good’ Ofsted;
● Broad opportunities for ongoing professional development, including induction and mentoring programmes, support from PFMAC Leaders and funded leadership training;
● Governors and a Multi Academy Company who are keen to support the school to achieve its mission and vision;
● A vibrant and welcoming parish community.

The successful candidate will:-
● Be a practising Catholic who is committed to the ethos and purpose of Catholic education and our shared mission;
● Have a proven record of successful leadership that has secured improved outcomes for all children;
● Have strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead and inspire our staff, pupils and parents;
● Be a strategic thinker who will continue our vision in collaboration with the PFMAC, Governors and staff;
● Be skilled in developing staff at all levels and driving excellence across the school through collaboration across the PFMAC;
● Be a team player, effective collaborator, and delegator;
● Have a clear understanding and knowledge of a range of operational strategies to secure improved outcomes for all our pupils.

Please contact the school office for an information pack on 01865 373674 or email office@stthomas-more.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 14 March 2022 at 12 pm
Interviews will take place: Thursday 24 March 2022

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to criminal record checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service and requires you to disclose details of unspent and unfiltered reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in any application.

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About St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Kidlington

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
206 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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St Thomas More is a Catholic Primary School located in the village of Kidlington, about 5 miles north of Oxford.
This is a caring school which values each member of the community. This is encompassed in our School Mission Statement. Care and concern for the wellbeing of all children, staff and families is central to our ethos. Gospel values and motivation are cultivated in all subject areas and indeed, in all of the various activities in the school.
Our Motto
Our school motto, chosen with the whole school community, is ‘With Christ we Achieve, Believe and Create.’
Achieve – To achieve our goals and celebrate our talents through determination and resilience.
Believe – Our faith in God teaches us to believe in ourselves and to respect others.
Create – To create a safe and happy learning community filled with meaningful friendships.

Together with staff, parents, parish and community we work together with children to:
• Develop an informed Christian faith
• Develop enquiring minds and a spirit of curiosity
• To stretch and challenge themselves enabling them to achieve their maximum potential in all areas of the curriculum
• Have high self-esteem, respecting themselves, others and the environment
• Become highly motivated lifelong learners
• To stretch and challenge themselves in all areas of the curriculum
• Embrace change positively in the rapidly advancing world they are growing up in
• Be able to work independently and collaboratively
• Gain technological skills for the modern world
• Care for others and respect individual differences

At St Thomas More we are dedicated to enabling each child to succeed through experiencing quality in:
• Prayer and community worship
• A broad and balanced curriculum
• An ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed
• An enriching programme of extracurricular activities and visits
• A stimulating learning environment
• A rich, varied and up to date range of learning resources
• Innovative teaching and an investigative approach to learning
• Learning partnerships between school, home, parish and the wider world

We demonstrate our commitment to working as a believing and learning community by:
• Striving to ensure everyone leaves our school feeling individually fulfilled and valued as a member of our community
• Recognising that we can learn from our mistakes
• Striving for continuous improvement in all that we do
• Working collaboratively towards common goals
• Valuing people above systems

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