Headteacher, Bebington, Nr Liverpool / Wirral

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St John Plessington Catholic CollegeBebington, Nr Liverpool / Wirral

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £Competitive + Relocation Support to attract the right applicant
Contract term: Permanent

Emmaus Leadership are commencing the recruitment process to appoint a substantive Headteacher for St John Plessington Catholic College (SJP). The College is part of Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust (HFCMAT), comprising two other outstanding Teaching Schools and two sponsored schools.

SJP is an inclusive 11-18 voluntary academy located in Bebington on the breath-taking Wirral, a short distance from Liverpool city centre. The College is situated in a new building with state-of-the-art facilities and enjoys excellent road and rail transport links. 

SJP is an outstanding College with a reputation for excellence and high achievement. The College has amassed numerous accolades over the years, being awarded TES ‘Outstanding Secondary School of the year’ in 2010 and shortlisted again in 2018.

Nevertheless, the College has endured a well-publicised and difficult period in 2019. Happily, the steps taken by HFCMAT over the last two terms have resulted in the welcome resumption of stability and normality for the whole College community.

SJP still continues to be heavily oversubscribed. The College is financially stable, parents remain supportive, staff morale is strong and most importantly, student outcomes continue to be outstanding. 

We are interested in having preliminary, confidential conversations with Catholic school leaders who have the gift for leadership and believe profoundly in the transformative role of Catholic education to improve the lives of others and how to make that a reality.

For an existing Headteacher this could be the next big challenge you seek …or equally the role may appeal to an experienced Deputy Head and still yet untapped potential. Either way, you will be ably supported by a capable SLT and MAT team.

A requirement of the post is that applicants must be practising Catholics.

Closing: Wed 19 February at 12 Noon

Interviews: Mon 2 and Tue 3 March

If you would like to have an informal and exploratory discussion about the role, in complete confidence, please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, on 01737 652 043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me.   

Our College is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An Enhanced DBS check is therefore required.


More about St John Plessington Catholic College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 7LF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 151 6455049
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St John Plessington Catholic College Voluntary Academy has been an outstanding and oversubscribed 11-18 college for more than 10 years. In 2007 and then again in 2013 was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding in every category and over this time has bee...