Cardinal Wiseman Catholic SchoolCoventry

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Secondary School

A part of the Romero Catholic Multi Academy Company

1262 students on roll (including 164 Post 16)

ISR 31 – 37 

£88,187- £102,159 (Salary negotiation may be possible for an exceptional candidate)

For September 2021 start or Easter 2021 if available

Following the appointment of our Principal to the post of Catholic Senior Executive Leader in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, we are looking to appoint an ambitious, innovative Principal to lead our school forward.

The Directors in partnership with the Academy Committee, seek a creative, dynamic and strategic thinker who will embrace and enjoy all that has been achieved. We are looking for a Principal, who will ensure that in a fast-changing educational landscape, Cardinal Wiseman continues to develop a reputation as a ‘beacon of excellence for Catholic Education.’

This is an exciting time to lead our school. The successful candidate will have the ambition, determination, and expertise to ensure that Cardinal Wiseman continues to thrive after a period of rapid school improvement.

As the 21st Century evolves, envisioning what Catholic schools will look like in the future requires openness and imagination. We are looking for a Principal to play their full and effective part in the educational provision of that future, through a Christ-centred Servant Leadership approach.

The successful candidate will:

Be a practising Catholic

Be able to deepen and strengthen the ethos and purpose of Catholic education; assisting in the Church’s universal mission and helping to serve the needs of the Parishes

Have a proven record of successful leadership which has secured improved outcomes for all students at whole school level; progress, attainment and preparedness for education, employment, and training

Have an analytical and robust approach to school improvement including the importance of system leadership

Be resilient and an individual who enjoys a positive wellbeing and health

Have a clear understanding and knowledge of how to create and improve opportunities for all pupils, including the most vulnerable, to achieve their vocation by ensuring highest quality education and enrichment

Assist parents in the education of their children and inspire them to be of service to society

Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Be able to raise the profile of the school within the wider community and with its partner primary schools as part of the Romero MAC and the Coventry Catholic Schools’ Partnership across the city

Directors and Academy Representatives can offer:

A community of faith where all students are valued and cared for

Students who want to learn and to succeed

A leadership team committed to securing the best for all students

A dedicated and hardworking team of staff who are ambitious for all students, securing continual improvement in a changing educational landscape

A supportive Academy Committee, an experienced Catholic Senior Executive Leader and Committee of Principals who will support, guide and assist you to improve the quality of educational provision at Cardinal Wiseman School

Centralised MAC operations, with a skilled team providing much-valued support to our schools to enable our school leaders to focus on their core purpose of teaching and learning

Opportunities of personal and professional development with a bespoke training and development programme in partnership with the Diocese, local providers and Teaching schools

Enhanced re-location package

Potential applicants are invited to meet with Mrs Quinn, Catholic Senior Executive Leader and/or visit the school (subject to social distancing measures) to find out more. Please contact Christina O’Neill, Executive Assistant telephone 02476 451888 extension 425 to arrange a mutually convenient time or c.o’ via email.

Further information can be found at


Applications close                              Monday January 18th  2021 at 12pm

Shortlisting                                            Wednesday January 20th 2021 at 4pm

Interviews                                              Wednesday 27th January and Thursday
                                                                      28th January 2021 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/venerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you.

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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