Assistant Principal, Doncaster

Closing date:

Holy Family Catholic Primary SchoolDoncaster
Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L6-10
Contract term: Permanent

The Governing Body is fully committed to safeguarding and to promoting the safety and welfare of all our young people. There is a firm expectation that all staff will be accountable in sharing this commitment actively. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

Come along and visit our school!

Our Story

  • This beautiful and well-resourced school is situated outside Doncaster with an Ofsted judgement of GOOD (2017)
  • The Executive Head works over two schools and;
  • both schools share a strong partnership in which staff are valued;
  • An extremely welcoming staff with wonderfully well behaved children
  • A beautiful environment to work


The governors are seeking to appoint a full-time, permanent, hard-working Assistant Principal for our successful school. This is an amazing opportunity to develop your role as a senior leader: to lead and manage a whole school under the direction of the Executive Head, and who would like to take the next step in their career. This post is ideally suited for someone who has experience as an Assistant Head, or senior leader in school.


Key responsibilities:

  • We are a happy, successful Catholic school family with a strong catholic ethos and are looking for someone to continue developing the Catholic life of the School;
  • Continue to raise the standards of achievement across the school
  • Work with the Executive Head and other leaders to provide an environment in which all staff and children are enabled to achieve success and to build towards achieving their potential;
  • To have regard for the school’s data, teaching and learning, organising events, line management of staff;
  • Share our vision of transforming learning to raise aspirations, secure an enjoyment and love of learning and develop a sense of pride in all that we do;
  • To lead and manage key areas across the school and ensure an outstanding ethos is at the heart of everything;
  • Be an outstanding and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with a proven track record of raising standards;
  • Be an excellent communicator and able to work inclusively with pupils, staff, parents, Governors and other stakeholders;
  • Have a proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate others;
  • Be a resilient, organised and able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines;
  • Be able to develop effective partnerships in order to drive forward change and shape the future direction of Holy Family Primary School;
  • Work closely with the Assistant Head in the smooth running of Teaching and Learning;
  • Show excellent coaching and mentoring skills


We can offer:

  • an exciting opportunity to work as an Assistant Principal
  • A competitive salary
  • a commitment to you and your professional development
  • a Governing Body committed fully to supporting all staff in order to drive and sustain school improvement
  • Some non-teaching commitment
  • A beautiful, well-resourced school


Application packs are available on request. The CES application form must be completed as agreed by the Diocese of Hallam. Visits are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to visit or have any questions please contact Mrs McLaughlin, the school manager:

Closing Date: Wednesday 13th November (Noon) 2019

Shortlisting: Friday 15th November

Interview process: from 26th November

Holy Family Catholic Academy Trust is a charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with company number 8954620 whose registered office is at Kirton Lane, Stainforth, Doncaster DN7 5BL

More about Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Address: Kirton Lane, Stainforth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 5BL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1302 841283