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Executive Headteacher

St Michael's Catholic SchoolBuckinghamshire

Executive Headteacher

Required from September 2021

Salary: competitive 

St Michael’s Catholic School

Achieving in faith, with love, as a community

St Michael’s is a unique Catholic School in Buckinghamshire, comprising of two campuses: one all through school in High Wycombe and a new secondary Campus in Aylesbury.

In the last five years, St Michael's has gone from strength to strength, both in terms of its outstanding outcomes and in developing a satellite campus in Aylesbury, to provide a Catholic secondary school for the town and its surrounding areas.

St Michael’s was formed through the amalgamation of St. Augustine’s Primary School and St. Bernard’s Catholic School in 2012. The Wycombe Campus now offers a Catholic education from Nursery to Sixth Form. There are currently 1240 pupils attending the All Through provision at the Wycombe Campus. In September 2018, the Aylesbury Campus opened in temporary accommodation for 120 year 7 pupils. In 2019 they moved to their new permanent home on Weedon Road and were joined by 150 new year 7’s, rising to 180 year 7’s in 2020.

We are proud of our success, as a learning community inspired by gospel values and of our reputation for providing an exceptional education, within a happy and caring environment. This is built firmly upon a belief in the importance of nurturing a strong partnership between home, school, and Church underpinned by a tradition of very high expectations for all our students. 

The Governors are seeking to appoint a leader to continue the inspirational work and to take the school to greater heights. This is a fantastic opportunity to build on the solid foundations of high achievement and aspiration. We are proud of our school but recognise that we cannot afford to be complacent.

We acknowledge the tremendous talent of our staff in being creative, innovative, and supportive to get the most out of our students.  We are seeking an inspirational, consultative leader who will harness this energy and drive and take the school to the next level.

The successful candidate must be a Catholic in good standing with the church and will demonstrate:

• Commitment to developing and celebrating the Catholic life of the school.

• A proven track record of successful school leadership at Headteacher/Principal level.

• A thorough understanding of innovative educational developments.

• Excellent inter-personal and effective communication skills.

• A clear understanding of strategic and financial management.

• A proven track record of raising standards in teaching and learning, leading to measurable whole school improvements, within a consistent, caring, accountable ethos.

Visits to our school are welcome: By arrangement

Closing date: Monday 29th March at 9am

Interviews: W/C 19th April

To request an application pack or book a school tour place please email

To confidentially discuss the role in more detail, please call Dion Mills on 07899 063321 or email

St Michael’s School is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful candidate.

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