Headteacher, September 2020

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St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary AcademySeptember 2020

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


Job start September 2020
Salary: L30(£83,757) to L37 (99,424), over £100,000 dependent on experience

If you have the vision, the drive and the ambition we can offer an unparalleled opportunity to lead our school on its rapid journey of improvement.

St. John Fisher Catholic Academy is an 11-19 school with 1200 students on roll, we are part of the Blessed Peter Snow Catholic Academy Trust. This is a very exciting time for our Trust as we prepare to grow, becoming a trust of 16 Schools in 2020.

We are a Catholic community and strive to uphold strong spiritual and moral values, both in and outside the classroom. The School’s work is guided by the highest principles. It is our intention that the Catholicity of the school will be seen in our work with all who come into contact with it.

Life in the school is not without its challenges. In recent years there have been changes in leadership and an inspection in May 2019 indicated that the school needed to improve. This has provided powerful stimulus to the school community and we have acted strongly in response to the inspection. There have been significant changes in leadership, professional practice and in the culture of the school. We are now confident of our future as we work to create a good and eventually an outstanding school.

The Directors are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who:

  • is a practising Catholic
  • is an inspirational leader with a clear vision for the future of the school, building on its current capacity
  • will lead by example, with a ‘can-do’ attitude that can inspire commitment from students, staff and the local community
  • Who will work collaboratively with the other Trust schools as we expand
  • has a proven track record of implementing changes and raising standards in teaching and learning, within a consistent, caring, accountable ethos

How to apply

For a confidential conversation about the role please telephone Dion Mills on 07899 063321

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

Closing: 9am Monday 27th January 2020

Shortlisting: Wednesday 29th January 2020
Interviews: Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th February 2020

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken.

Do not use the blue apply button below, instead all applications (and requests for the information pack) should be emailed to emma.fletcher@hays.com

More about St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Oxford Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 4LL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 527000
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The school, an 11-19 mixed Roman Catholic Voluntary Academy, has about 1200 pupils on roll, including 200 in the Sixth Form.

The school was founded to help parents provide a Catholic education for their children. We endeavour to create positive inte...