Principal, Upper Tean, Staffordshire, ST10 4DS

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St Thomas' Catholic Primary SchoolUpper Tean, Staffordshire, ST10 4DS

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary range L13-19 (negotiable forexceptional candidate)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

St Thomas’ is an outstanding primary school situated in the village of Upper Tean, close to Cheadle, Staffordshire. It has 223 students on roll and is one of the six primary schools working within The Painsley Catholic Academy. The school has a very positive ethos where staff, pupils, parents, Directors and parish work well together.  

This is an exciting opportunity for a practising Catholic who will have the vision, experience and leadership skills to build upon the school’s excellent standards throughout the curriculum.  This position offers a unique opportunity to work as a member of a highly successful, supportive and outstanding school. This vacancy has arisen due to the planned retirement of the current Principal, Mr T Wretham, who has given 22 years of service and outstanding leadership to The Painsley Catholic Academy.   

The successful candidate will be an exemplary teacher, sharing excellence and expertise in the development of staff, be an excellent communicator and have a strategic vision of maintaining and raising standards.  All Principals are fully supported within a highly successful Multi-Academy company of seven schools.   

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.  Further details regarding this check are available by visiting This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Informal enquiries, further details and application forms from Mrs J Stewart-Lilly, Academy HR Co-ordinator on 01538 714944 or email   All applications should be returned to Mrs Stewart-Lilly.  Visits to the school are recommended and warmly welcomed.  To make an appointment please contact Mrs J Burnett, Office Manager at the school, by telephone.  For further information about St Thomas’ please visit the school website.

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More about St Thomas' Catholic Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Parklands Road, Upper Tean, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 4DS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1538 722378