Headteacher, Barnes, London SW13

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St Osmund's Catholic Primary SchoolBarnes, London SW13

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Start date: Easter 2018 (negotiable)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GROUP 2 Leadership Spine 15 -21 (£58,720-£67,545) PLUS £3000 Professional Development Fund
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a strongly motivated individual with the vision and energy to progress St Osmunds to 'Outstanding' in every way. We are keen that your drive and ambition to raise standards, will progress our current rating from 'good' (2016) to 'outstanding'.  The successful candidate will be a practicing Catholic with a strong personal faith, who ideally brings experience from a variety of educational backgrounds. With a deep commitment to the ethos and vision of Catholic education, you will be expected to collaborate with the Diocese, follow their guidelines and participate in Diocesan activities.

As a one form primary school, St Osmunds needs a headteacher who is loyal, nurturing and who celebrates everyone's success. Your excellent communication skills should inspire, challenge and motivate both children and staff. You will be met with a warm and happy welcome at our uniquely placed school in the heart of Barnes Village and will be supported by an enthusiastic team of staff and an active Governing Body.


What we are looking for:

  • Our children want a headteacher who will nurture a strong caring ethos, is loyal and celebrates everyone’s successes
  • Our staff want a headteacher who is an excellent communicator and will inspire, challenge, motivate and support staff at all levels
  • Our parents want a headteacher who is approachable, with the drive, ability and ambition to raise standards
  • Our governors want a headteacher who is inspiring, dedicated and has a clear understanding of education and leadership in a Catholic School and will be impact driven

In return we offer:

A uniquely placed school that is successful, happy and welcoming, with a positive and caring Catholic ethos right in the heart of Barnes village.  We will support you with continuing professional development and will enable you to grow your staff. Our pupils are well motivated, confident and friendly; they enjoy learning and love coming to school. We have parents who are proud of the achievements of the children and we are fortunate to be part of a warm and welcoming Parish served by Monsignor Canon James Cronin. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. 

Please contact the Chair of Governors, Fiona Trinder by email to arrange a suitable time to visit and send your completed applications, via email, to the Chair.

St Osmund’s Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS).



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 87483582
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