St Patrick's is seeking appoint a talented teacher to join our flexible, supportive team. The position is also suitable for an ambitious Newly Qualified or Pre-Threshold Teacher.
St Patrick's Primary is a wonderful school with happy children in the heart of vibrant Kentish Town. We are a small one form entry Catholic primary school and our pupils’ families come from all over the world and speak many different languages at home. They are drawn together in school by the common experiences of living in this city, speaking/learning through English and, most importantly, by the Catholic faith.
Our boys and girls face many challenges. It is our job to help them to acquire the basics of literacy, mathematics, computing and science to help them to discover and develop their talents, and to foster their emotional and spiritual growth in the context of the Catholic faith.
We are developing our curriculum, drawing on the enthusiasms of staff and pupils, taking a cross curricular approach, and using specialists in music, PE, art, drama and MFL to support staff and enrich the offer to the children. Staff are encouraged to take the children on frequent visits to make links between their learning and the world outside, and to make the most of living and learning in London.
Our vision for the school is an ambitious one. Here it is:
'St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School will be a model of educational excellence, consistently within the top 5% of schools in England. The School will have achieved this through the delivery of a creative and rigorous curriculum which inspires and motivates all our children to realise their God-given potential. Children will leave St Patrick’s happy with who they are, confident in their abilities, polite and articulate, and ambitious for their future growth at secondary school and beyond.'
We are determined to make this vision a reality. Our most recent OFSTED report (March 2016) describes our school as one “with the highest aspirations for all pupils, which are shared by all staff’. Our most recent report from the Diocese of Westminster describes the Catholic life of the school and the teaching of religious education as ‘outstanding’.
Changes to funding and assessment have presented us with challenges. To meet them we need a stable staff who feel valued and who have opportunities to develop professionally and personally. If you think that you could make a significant contribution and could flourish here, we would like to hear from you. Please address the Person Specification in light of the relevant Job Description.
Please note that the school policies referred to in the Job Descriptions are informed by the school’s Catholic ethos, and you would need to show in application and interview how you would support this ethos in your classroom and in other areas of school life.
The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Application to the Disclosing and Barring Service.
The closing date is 4pm, Monday 4th December. I look forward to hearing from you.
Sean Cranitch, Headteacher