Head Teacher, North Yorkshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

St Francis Xavier SchoolNorth Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 5 ISR (7 pt. range between L21 & L28 £65,384 – £77,613)
Contract term: Permanent

‘We are a Christian school where young people can grow in faith, are uniquely recognised and valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential in a happy and caring environment’.

St Francis Xavier is a successful, popular, high achieving and happy joint Catholic and Anglican school in the Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough & Anglican Diocese of Leeds. 

Located in the market town of Richmond in beautiful North Yorkshire, we provide outstanding Christian education to a growing student population drawn from a very wide geographical area. We are immensely proud of our school’s unique joint faith context, our people and our ethos.

Our progress data has consistently placed us in the top 5% of schools nationally and in 2017/18 we were placed in the top 100 schools in England.

Governors are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic or a practising Anglican with a broad appreciation of the values and needs of both communities; an inspirational leader who can take the school forward as we continue to seek to provide the best Christian education in North Yorkshire.

The governors are looking for:

  • A person who leads by example with integrity and honesty
  • A person with vision, drive and ambition, who is passionate about the success of all children
  • A strong and visible commitment to Christian education
  • A person with successful experience of senior leadership and proven success in leading improvement
  • A person who will play a full and active part in the local community.

We will offer you:

  • Students who are enthusiastic and committed to their learning
  • A school with a caring and genuine Christian ethos
  • A community fully supportive of the school’s further success 
  • A Leadership Team, Staff and Governors who are dedicated, talented and highly motivated
  • An opportunity to lead an outstanding school with ambitions to grow and a commitment to sharing and developing best practice.

As part of our exciting and developing future, we anticipate in September 2019 the school will join a newly formed Diocesan Multi Academy Trust of 21 schools.
Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact Miss Julia Chapman PA to Headteacher on 01748 823414 email jchapman@sfxschool.org to arrange a tour of the school.

The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please access the school’s website http://www.sfxschool.org.uk which contains full details of the post, together with an application form, which should be returned by post or electronically to Miss Julia Chapman.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 16 December
Shortlisting: Wednesday 19 December
Assessment Event: Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 January

Diocese of Middlesbrough & Diocese of Leeds
in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council
St Francis Xavier School
NOR: 518

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More about St Francis Xavier School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Darlington Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 7DA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1748 823 414
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St Francis Xavier School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic/Church of England secondary school without sixth form situated in Richmond, North Yorkshire. It is a voluntary aided state school falls under the Diocese of Middlesborough. A much sma...