Head of School/ Executive Headteacher, Darlington

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Holy Family RC Primary SchoolDarlington

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Head of School - L 14 – L18 £54,250 - £59,857 Executive Headteacher – Circa L21 £64,417
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Directors of Carmel Education Trust would like to invite applications from Deputy Headteachers and existing Headteachers to the role of Head of School at two primary schools within the Trust: Holy Family RC Primary School, Darlington and St Gregory’s Catholic Academy, Stockton. 

This is an exciting time to join Carmel Education Trust and an opportunity to contribute to our Leadership Team as we review and restructure leadership and governance across the Trust. 

We would welcome applications from candidates interested in either or both Schools and in addition, there may be an opportunity for an Executive Headteacher role within our revised leadership model. 

We seek colleagues who are looking for a long-term opportunity and can bring stability and direction to the schools. We promote high standards in terms of teaching and learning, behaviour and achievement. We educate our children in the spirit of the Gospel values and the traditions of the Catholic Church, nurturing the talents, virtues and potential of each individual – both pupils and staff. 

We can offer: 

 The opportunity to lead a school with enthusiastic, confident and happy children 

 Dedicated staff who are keen to build on our high standards 

 Excellent collaboration between the existing 7 schools within the expanding Multi Academy Trust. 

 Opportunities to participate in ITT, School to School support and Maths Hub 

 Opportunities to share talents within a supportive and trusting network of leaders. 

We are looking for leaders who: 

 Are practising Catholics and have a clear understanding of education and leadership in a Catholic school 

 Have a proven track record as an outstanding practitioner with excellent communication skills 

 Will inspire, challenge and encourage staff 

 Will enable every child to reach their highest potential 

 Will nurture a strong, caring ethos and community spirit within our Academies 

 Has the ability and ambition to continue to raise standards 

 Will maintain and develop our school's partnership with parents, within the Parish, the Trust, the Diocese and other organisations. 

Visits to the schools are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged. 

For further information and application forms please see our website: http://carmeleducationtrust.org.uk/vacancies/ or contact the CEO Maura Regan or Deputy CEO Mike Shorten on (01325) 523414. 

Application forms should be returned to Maura Regan, Chief Executive Officer, Carmel Education Trust, The Headlands, Darlington, DL3 8RW.  



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Prior Street, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 9EN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1325 380821
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Holy Family RC Primary School, located in Darlington, County Durham, is a mixed-gender, Roman Catholic academy for children aged 5-11. It has capacity for 210 pupils. The state-funded school believes it is like one big family, as the teachers make ev...