Headteacher, Chelmsford

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St John Payne Catholic SchoolChelmsford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ISR L33-L39 (or more for an outstanding candidate)
Contract term: Permanent

Help us deliver an inspiring Catholic education.

ISR L33-L39 (or more for an outstanding candidate)

At St John Payne School, pupils are proud to participate in a Catholic education. Our mission is to develop outstanding students, whilst truly caring for everyone with whom we work. As Ofsted noted in 2016: “Pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils are confident and assured, and conduct themselves well among peers and adults. The school’s Catholic ethos makes an excellent contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.”

The retirement of our current Headteacher means we require an inspiring, visionary professional to lead our school community and take us from Good to Outstanding. Like us, you will believe in a curriculum and teaching style tailored to individual needs and will be keen to build three-way partnerships between school, home and church. You will be dedicated to making students feel happy, safe, valued as individuals and capable of co-operating with one another – and you will place academic excellence at the heart of everything we do.

We’re determined that at least 75% of our pupils should gain good passes in GCSE English and Mathematics and we want to remain the best non-selective sixth form in Essex at A-level. You will realise our goals as you inspire staff and students alike to give their very best and develop a lifelong love of learning. Qualified to at least first degree level, you will bring teaching experience within a broad range of schools and will already have been a successful Headteacher or Deputy. 

Passionate about Catholicism and safeguarding, you will give our students the foundations to succeed for life, providing them with a first class education and with the skills to contribute to the wider community.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged & warmly welcomed. Please contact Monica Morley on 01245 253457 to arrange an appointment.

An application pack can be downloaded from the TES online advert or by contacting the school via email mmo@sjp.essex.sch.uk 

Applicants should also include a covering letter outlining suitability for the role.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4BS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1245 256030
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Mission Statement: Developing Outstanding Students

Our core values mean that we:

  • Help each and every student realise their full potential with a curriculum and teaching style to cater for individual needs.
  • Support the education of the whole chi...