Headteacher, Surrey

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary SchoolSurrey

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £64,915 - £80,000 - plus relocation package
Contract term: Permanent

A unique and exciting career opportunity has arisen for leadership of this large, successful Catholic primary school. Governors invite enquiries from both serving and aspirant Headteachers. For skilled, experienced senior leaders with an interest in curriculum development, team building and seeking a platform to build on improvement strategies, this offers you future challenge and a stable base.
This is a much loved school where pupils do well, all are included and no one feels left out in this caring environment. Our dedicated team of staff are keen that the new Headteacher brings the vision, energy and determination to move this good school forwards and realise the potential that the school has.

Established and oversubscribed, the school caters for pupils aged 4 - 11 having its own on site nursery. The children come from several Parishes but mainly to the north and west of Guildford. St Josephs is a three form entry with 621 on role and 82 children in the nursery. This school community is housed in stunning new buildings, just waiting for the right leader(s) to optimise all that this school and nursery have to offer. The school is inclusive and allows space for a dedicated SEND area.

Advantages include:

  • Established Catholic, ‘family friendly’ school, oversubscribed and popular with parents
  • Flexibility to create a leadership model that benefits the changing demands of educational policy
  • Opportunity for your leadership to show positive impact on progress
  • There is scope to further develop and refine the curriculum
  • Stunning, modern, spacious facilities conducive to learning
  • Accomplished leadership and staff teams fully committed to their professional development

The governors invite approaches from ambitious individuals. As practising Catholics, candidates must be experienced education practitioners who will bring their faith, determination and ability to motivate and inspire people. Applicants should be excellent communicators, enthusiastic, positive, confident, innovative and able to adapt and embrace change. In return there is a supportive team of governors and staff ready to assist you with leading St Joseph’s.

Application process

To request a candidate pack and form, to have a confidential discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Macrina Martin, Clerk to Governors on 01483 888401 or email mmartin@stjosephsguildford.com

  • Closing date:  14th January 2019
  • Invitation to Interview: 22nd January 2019
  • Interview dates: 28th/29th January 2019

To apply, please download and complete the application form and email it to Macrina Martin, Clerk to Governors using mmartin@stjosephsguildford.com

The governing body and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons and the Head teacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

‘Empowered by the example of Christ, St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School strives to promote the education and development of our children in an atmosphere of love and mutual respect’



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Address: Aldershot Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8YH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1483 888401
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 At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School empowered by the example of Christ, we strive to promote the education and development of our children in an atmosphere of love and mutual respect, and by so doing:

  • Encourage each person to see themselv...