Headteacher, Harrow

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary SchoolHarrow

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20 £65,998 to L25 £74,177 negotiable for an exceptional candidate
Contract term: Permanent

NOR: 420 - Age Range: 3-11

An exceptional opportunity to lead a much-loved, outstanding Catholic primary school into the future.

St Joseph’s Harrow is a two form entry Catholic primary school serving the parish of St. Joseph in Wealdstone. A vibrant Catholic school with a passion for innovative learning where Christ is at the heart of everything

As a practising Roman Catholic in good standing with the church, your drive and vision will help us to continue to maximise the development and achievements of all our pupils, as well as contributing to our local communities.

We are intent on building on the very firm foundations that our present Headteacher has developed and want to continue to provide an excellent academic and pastoral education for every child in our care. Our school is a happy, forward looking school with a strong history of success. We strive to create an environment wherein each child is nurtured and cherished for what they are and challenged to be the best that they can be.

Our school has been assessed by Ofsted as “Outstanding” and we are determined to both maintain that standard and improve upon it. Far from relaxing we see this as a starting point for the development of new and innovative strategies that will lead to even higher standards. The school is currently undergoing conversion to Academy status and will form part of the Harrow Catholic schools CAT, Governors see this as another opportunity for the school to share best practice and work closely with our other local Catholic schools.

We would welcome applications from experienced Headteachers as well as aspiring Deputies who will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, management and communication skills.

Governors seek a candidate who:

  • Is a confident and proven leader who lives out daily the gospel values
  • Has a clear, consistent focus on Teaching and Learning
  • Demonstrates a track record of supporting and developing outstanding teaching


As a confident, innovative and organised leader, the successful applicant will show that they are able to maintain good relationships throughout the school community and participate fully in the life of the school.

Visits to the school for prospective candidates are both recommended and warmly welcomed. Even if you have not been considering a move why not come and visit us and find out about this great opportunity to enjoy leading our community?

School Tours: By appointment - please contact Emma Fletcher to book a tour.

Closing Date: Monday 5th March 2018
Shortlisting: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Assessment Days: Thursday 15th and/or Friday 16th March 2018

For an informal discussion about the role contact Dion Mills on 01273 721579 / 07899 063321 or via email: dion.mills@hays.com

For an application pack and to book a school tour, please contact Emma Fletcher on 01273 721579 or via email: emma.fletcher@hays.com

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references and verification of identity and qualifications.



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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: Dobbin Close, Belmont, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 7LP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8863 8531
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AT ST JOSEPH'S WE LOVE, LEARN AND LIVE BY THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS CHRIST

In a happy Catholic environment, we work to help our children grow closer to God and to respect and discover the best in each other.

We want the children to make the most of their le...