Headteacher, Croydon, London

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Coloma Convent Girls' SchoolCroydon, London

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Outer London Group 6 (plus 25%), L21 £89,699 to L35 £117,952 (Assistance with relocation expenses may be considered)
Contract term: Permanent

Coloma Convent Girls’ School is a Roman Catholic school (11-18) with voluntary-aided status. Founded by the Religious Sisters known as the Daughters of Mary and Joseph (also known as the Ladies of Mary) in 1869, the Sisters continue to serve as Trustees of the school. Coloma now has over 1,000 students and is officially recognised as outstanding and as a World Class School. In July 2018, Coloma was named the best secondary school in Croydon by the Real Schools Guide.

We strive to offer an education that will prepare students for life through a commitment to their spiritual and personal growth. Our highly committed staff, supported by the Governing Board, give students real choice, diversity and consistently high standards of education.

The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic who will lead us on to the next stage of our journey, maintaining and developing our profile for excellence and maximising the opportunities from the changing educational landscape.

The successful candidate will:

· be passionate about Catholic Education

· have clarity of vision for the school 

· be able to progress Coloma’s status as a World Class School

· be able to lead a successful and expanding Sixth Form

· develop partnership with third parties

· be politically astute in all dealings with the Local Authority, Diocese and other relevant bodies

· be a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills

· be able to take key decisions with regard to calculated risks

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by
emailing the Clerk to the Governors (strembath@coloma.croydon.sch.uk)

Closing date for applications: 14th November 2018 at 08:30am

Shortlisting: 20th November 2018

Interviews: 3rd and 4th December 2018 

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application (with barred list check)
to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Upper Shirley Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86546228
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Coloma is highly successful and has been praised by many over its 142 years of history. The school has been granted national excellence awards for the last two years and was described by our latest Ofsted report as having an 'outstanding ethos'. This...