Headteacher, Wakefield

Closing date:

St. Wilfrid's Catholic High School and Sixth Form CollegeWakefield

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L32 (£90,145) - L39 (£104,368) more for an experienced candidate
Contract term: Permanent

An opportunity to lead on the development of secondary collaboration within the CMAT.

St. Wilfrid’s is a successful 11-18 school with approximately 1600 students on roll. We have a strong Catholic ethos, set in a caring and inclusive community. St. Wilfrid’s is part of The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust, a well-established Multi-Academy Trust entering its 8th year of operation.

Within our 12 academies are communities where our children and young people are given a clear vision for life, a vision which is rooted in the person and teachings of Jesus Christ and which is faithful to the mission of the Catholic Church.

As a school we continue to be sharply focused on raising achievement for all our young people and we believe we are well positioned to improve rapidly under the leadership of a focused and driven Headteacher. Our new head will need to build capacity in our senior leadership and will have a track record of managing and developing effective teams.

The appointed candidate will be a highly collaborative strategic leader with an ability to engage with a range of internal and external partners to further enhance school improvement across the Trust. There is an opportunity for the appointed candidate to lead on secondary collaboration, supporting our other heads in developing models of collaborative provision and developing Trust-wide policies on secondary provision.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a practising Catholic, who will strive to uphold and develop strong spiritual and moral values throughout the whole school and wider community.
  • Be an inspirational leader with a clear vision for the future of the school, building on its current capacity.
  • Lead by example, with a ‘can-do’ attitude that inspires commitment from students, staff and the local community.
  • Have a proven track record of raising standards in teaching and learning, resulting in measurable whole school improvement, within an aspirational, caring and accountable ethos.


School visits are welcomed and encouraged by prior arrangement. Please contact Emma Fletcher on 01273 721579 or emma.fletcher@hays.com to make an appointment.

For an informal and confidential conversation about this post please contact Dion Mills on 07899063321

Application forms and an information pack can be requested from emma.fletcher@hays.com

Closing date: 9am Monday 20th April 2020
Interviews: 27th & 28th April 2020

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Criminal Records Bureau.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Do not use the blue apply button below, instead all applications (and requests for the information pack) should be emailed to emma.fletcher@hays.com

More about St. Wilfrid's Catholic High School and Sixth Form College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Cutsyke Road, Featherstone, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 6BD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1977 691000
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