Principal, Birmingham

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Bishop Walsh Catholic SchoolBirmingham

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

“Academic excellence, Social Awareness, Spiritual development”

“Be not afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ”


Bishop Walsh Catholic School, Sutton Coldfield 

St. John Paul II Multi Academy Company

Start date: September 2020

Contract type: Permanent

Salary and non-financial benefits: Competitive

Relocation package possible

The local Governing Body in partnership with the Board of Directors of St. John Paul II Multi Academy Company (MAC) and the Archdiocese of Birmingham, are seeking to appoint an inspirational, inclusive and collaborative leader to build on our well-established foundations and reputation. 

Bishop Walsh Catholic School educates boys and girls 11-18 years and reflects the broad demographic of north Birmingham, with 1020 pupils currently on roll. The school has a strong reputation and is oversubscribed with Catholic applicants. We are currently a family of 8 Catholic schools, with a second 11-18 school -St Edmund Campion Catholic School and sixth form, Erdington who joined us on 1st February 2020.

As a school, we aspire daily to deliver what we believe are the characteristics of an excellent Catholic education: Academic Excellence, Spiritual Development and Social Awareness. As a MAC, our day to day aim is to ensure the thriving Catholic life of our schools, to deliver the best possible outcomes for our pupils and to ensure the necessary provision to achieve these.

The successful candidate will be:

• A committed practising Catholic with strong spirituality, comfortable in giving personal and public witness to their faith;  

• A successful leader (to at least Vice Principal) with an excellent commitment to teaching and learning;

• An excellent communicator with a strong dedication to collective working and motivating our staff; 

• Able to provide strong, nurturing, professional and spiritual leadership which serves our community and continues to positively build on the excellent work of our school and growing MAC.

We can offer:

• Responsive students with a supportive, engaged and well-informed network of parents and wider stakeholders;

• Dedicated, talented and hard-working staff who are determined to provide our children with an authentic, first class, Catholic education;

• A committed and capable leadership team to support your work and vision;

• The support of an accessible and solution focused Catholic Senior Executive Leader and network of Principals, committed to mutual development.

• Experienced, knowledgeable and established Governors and Directors who provide invaluable support and positive challenge to ensure the school’s continuing success;

• Excellent opportunities for continuous professional development through collaborative working and mentoring across the MAC.

How to Apply:

If you are enthused by this superb leadership opportunity and want to be part of the next stage of our strategic development, we’d love to hear from you.  

Informal visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged. If you would like the opportunity of an informal visit please email Mrs Julie Stewart to arrange via

Please visit the school website at and the MAC website at and download the application form and associated documents.

Completed applications should be submitted by email to

Key Dates:

Closing date: Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 4.00pm

Interview dates: Wednesday 4th March and Thursday 5th March  2020

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by Wednesday 26th February 2020.

John Paul II Multi Academy Company is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all pre-employment checks necessary to meet Safer Recruitment requirements, including a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.

More about Bishop Walsh Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1QT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 351 3215

Bishop Walsh Catholic School is a mixed, comprehensive, Roman Catholic secondary school with sixth form situated in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. It converted to academy status in January 2014 and is supported by a multi-academy trust called John ...