Headteacher, Bury

Closing date:

St Monica's R.C. High SchoolBury

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The salary for this post is £79,535 - £91,223 per annum. Governors are willing to consider the flexibility available within the school teachers’ pay and conditions document 2015.
Contract term: Permanent

St Monica’s Roman Catholic High School wishes to appoint a Headteacher.

“Jesus Christ is central to our school”

“St Monica’s is led by a committed team that is passionate about improving the school for the benefit of pupils” (Ofsted, October 2018)

St Monica’s serves the local Catholic community in the area to the North of Manchester and is a school that embraces collaboration with other institutions to improve standards. The Interim Executive Board (IEB) is seeking to appoint a new Headteacher to lead the school in the pursuit of excellence in all areas.

The successful candidate:

  • must be a practising Catholic with a strong personal faith and a clear understanding of the intrinsic value of Catholic education;
  • should have the strategic ability and dedication to use effective leadership skills with creativity and enthusiasm to continue the current improvement and development of our school community;
  • will have experience at senior leadership level with a strong proven track record of raising standards;
  • needs to have the energy, drive and ability to develop the potential of all staff and pupils;
  • and will contribute to the vision and mission of St Monica’s within the school, the associated parishes and the wider community.

In return we can offer:

  • a group of highly supportive IEB members;
  • a team of dedicated, hard-working staff and senior leaders;
  • strong links with the Diocese of Salford and Bury Local Authority;
  • a career development opportunity which will provide both challenge and fulfilment;
  • a commitment to our Headteacher’s continuing professional and spiritual development.


Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by appointment during w/c Monday 17th December 2018. Please contact Mrs H Collier, Headteacher’s PA, on 0161 773 6436 Extension 205 or e-mail h.collier@stmonicas.co.uk.

Short listing: Friday 18th January 2019
Interviews: Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th January 2019

For further information please see the attachments below.

CES application forms and further details are also available to download from the school website.  Electronic submissions should be addressed FAO the Chair of the IEB via RecruitmentContractsTeam@bury.gov.uk by noon on Monday 14th January 2019.

Employees of St Monica’s RC High School have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

Appointment to this post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service and will be required to sign a CES contract.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Bury Old Road, Prestwich, Manchester, Lancashire, M25 1JH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 773 6436
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