Headteacher, Chelmsford

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St John Payne Catholic SchoolChelmsford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: ISR L33-L39 (or more for an outstanding candidate)
Contract term: Permanent

Help us deliver an inspiring Catholic education.

ISR L33-L39 (or more for an outstanding candidate)

At St John Payne School, pupils are proud to participate in a Catholic education. Our mission is to develop outstanding students, whilst truly caring for everyone with whom we work. As Ofsted noted in 2016: “Pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils are confident and assured, and conduct themselves well among peers and adults. The school’s Catholic ethos makes an excellent contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.”

The retirement of our current Headteacher means we require an inspiring, visionary professional to lead our school community and take us from Good to Outstanding. Like us, you will believe in a curriculum and teaching style tailored to individual needs and will be keen to build three-way partnerships between school, home and church. You will be dedicated to making students feel happy, safe, valued as individuals and capable of co-operating with one another – and you will place academic excellence at the heart of everything we do.

We’re determined that at least 75% of our pupils should gain good passes in GCSE English and Mathematics and we want to remain the best non-selective sixth form in Essex at A-level. You will realise our goals as you inspire staff and students alike to give their very best and develop a lifelong love of learning. Qualified to at least first degree level, you will bring teaching experience within a broad range of schools and will already have been a successful Headteacher or Deputy. 

Passionate about Catholicism and safeguarding, you will give our students the foundations to succeed for life, providing them with a first class education and with the skills to contribute to the wider community.

An application pack can be downloaded from the online advert at www.essexschoolsjobs.co.uk or please contact: Liz Whitelock, Schools Recruitment Team, EES for Schools, Essex County Council,

Tel: 03330 139835 or Email: headships@eesforschools.org



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4BS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1245 256030
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Our Mission Statement 

Through the three way partnership of home, school and church and recognising that Jesus Christ is to be found in each one of us, it is our understood and shared aim to foster a community where life is lived according to Gos...