Headteacher, Newham

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St Edward's Catholic Primary SchoolNewham

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Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20 – L26 £73,328 - £83, 699 (Teaching School Alliance status recognised. There may also be negotiation on this salary range for a very experienced candidate.)
Contract term: Permanent

The Local Governing Body of St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, in partnership with the Trustees of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Multi Academy Trust, would like to appoint an exceptional, committed and practising Catholic Headteacher.

"Following Christ we reach our goals"

The current Headteacher has decided after 18 successful years in which the school achieved and maintained ‘Outstanding’ status from Ofsted and Diocesan S48 inspections as well as gaining Teaching School status to move on to new adventures and the school is now looking to recruit a new Heateacher.

St. Edward’s is a caring and friendly Catholic primary school and is part of a growing Catholic Academy Trust.  We are also a very successful teaching school. We are committed to inclusive education and work as an effective team to raise standards through a rich and creative curriculum.  Our website provides a good insight into the life of our school and our Trust.

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • The opportunity to lead an outstanding school situated in a vibrant and changing part of East London, with excellent travel links
  • The chance to be an integral part of the further development of St Edward’s Teaching School Alliance maintaining the highest standards for recruitment and programme of training and support
  • Motivated and enthusiastic pupils 
  • An excellent school ethos with strong links with the parish community
  • Long standing and committed leadership
  • A supportive Board of Trustees and governing body
  • Dedicated parents


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and advised. Visits can be arranged by contacting Laura Wrench, the School Business Manager at the school, on 020 8472 4337.

For an application form and further details please apply on line at https://ats-npw.jgp.co.uk/vacancies/

Please note only applications received on the CES application form will be considered for shortlisting.

Application closing date: Monday 24th February 2020 – 12.00 noon
Shortlisting meeting: Wednesday 26th February 2020
Interviews: Monday 2nd March 2020

Applicants are informed that if appointed to this post their contract of employment will be with Our Lady of Grace Catholic Multi Academy Trust, who is the employer. A CES contract will be issued to the successful candidate.

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Multi Academy Trust & St Edward’s Catholic Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about St Edward's Catholic Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Green Street, Plaistow South, London, E13 9AX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8472 4337