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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    10 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£53,380 to £61,882

Pay scale

L6 - L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, Brownhills serves the parish of St Bernadette’s Catholic Church and is easilycommutable from Birmingham, Stafford, Sandwell and Walsall. Our faith is very important to us and it provides the foundation for the social, emotional and educational development of our pupils. We are a small primary school that is on a journey to offer mixed aged classes throughout the school by September 2027. This is an exciting opportunity in which to join the school where the proactive approach to addressing the surplus places in this area, rapidly will secure the school to ensure Catholic education remains at the heart of this community. Everyone at St Bernadette's is dedicated to providing the best possible education and care to every single young person we serve. We aim to give all our children an exciting and challenging faithbased curriculum so that they discover and develop their God given abilities and skills during their time at St Bernadette's.

We are looking for an exceptional, resilient and inspiring leader to be the Principal of St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary Schoolwho is able to build on our existing successes and offer quality educational provision to mixed aged classes.

We are looking for someone who:

Is a practising and committed Catholic with a secure understanding of the nature of Catholic Education

Has experience of having worked in a successful school previously

Has the ambition, drive, determination and commitment of an excellent leader

Is able to articulate and share a vision of primary education within the aims and values of St Bernadette’s Catholic PrimarySchool while it undertakes its journey of transition

Has the knowledge of what constitutes quality in educational provision, the characteristics of effective schools andstrategies for raising standards and the achievement of all pupils

Understands and commits to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all pupils

Has the ability to build and maintain good relationships

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

The opportunity to work with an experienced and nurturing MAC Primary School Improvement Advisor where you will begiven the opportunity to broaden and develop your skills.

A committed, hardworking and supportive team both in the school and as part of the wider SJBCA community.

Central Services for Finance, HR, Estates and IT to enable school leaders to focus on teaching and learning

A happy, caring and safe environment, where Staff and Governors work in partnership with parents and with the parishcommunities

An inclusive and diverse culture which encourages understanding and respect for others

Commitment to safeguarding

St Bernadette’s is committed to the highest standards in protection and safeguarding the children entrusted in our care.

Our school will support all children by:
Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school.
Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness.
Effectively tackling bullying and harassment.

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

At St Bernadette’s to protect our children, we aim to:

Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to.
Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse.
Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.

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About St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
156 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01384 889422

St. Bernadette's is a Catholic Primary School offering full–time education for Reception to Year 6 (4-11 year olds) and we are part of the St. John Bosco Catholic Academy Company (MAC). Situated about a mile from Brownhills High Street in a pleasant location, with attractive grounds. The School comes under the authority of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham and Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council/Walsall Children’s Services.

The School has been providing Catholic education in Brownhills since 1972 and is situated in grounds comprising two playing fields. The School has a maximum annual intake of 30. Currently there are six classes.

The School is deemed a small School and as such staff members are able to know each child individually and uniquely. Each child is regarded as a child of God with his/her own self-worth and dignity, which the School aims to recognise, foster and develop throughout his/her time at St. Bernadette's.

Arranging a visit to St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School

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

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