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Job Ref No. ECC3603-57L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L21 - L27
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: W/C 23rd May 2022  

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Group 4 School - Starting salary: L21 - L27 ( £70,204 - £81,124 )

Relocation Package: £10,000

P.A.N 630 maximum 630 N.O.R 618

St Thomas' is a vibrant, popular and large school with hard working, happy children, who enjoy coming to school, achieve well and are proud to be a part of St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Parish community. Our children are always expected to do their best and aim for excellence in everything they do. Our teachers and teaching assistants are always there to help and support in all aspects of learning and development.

St Thomas of Canterbury was founded in 1886 and we are pleased to have served our community of Grays for so long. We hope to deliver our mission statement by enabling our pupils and the wider community to learn to love God, one another, our world and develop a thirst for learning in the process.

The Christus Catholic Trust and the Governors of St Thomas of Canterbury invite applications from experienced, enthusiastic and suitably-qualified, practising Catholic Leaders to join our Trust and lead St Thomas' in the day to day leadership and management of the school to build on our successes.

We want our Headteacher to:

· Have a clear vision and strong commitment to Catholic education

· Have a passion for education and making a difference to children's lives

· Be an excellent communicator with a strong commitment to working in partnership with the parishes and the community

· Have an ability to support, challenge and inspire the children; encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning

· Use resources, intellect, creativity and innovation to be successful

· Have a positive and optimistic approach; be proactive and confident

· Be passionately committed to safeguarding and the welfare and wellbeing of children and staff

We can offer you:

· A supportive, welcoming and caring ethos based on the values of the Catholic faith

· A team of talented and conscientious staff who work together to provide the best education and support for our pupils

· The opportunity to work with enthusiastic and friendly children, committed staff and supportive parents

· An enthusiastic and supportive Local Governing Committee and Trust

· The benefits of extensive support and collaboration across our Trust schools and the wider Diocese of Brentwood and can provide the successful applicant with opportunities for further professional development

· All the support needed in the form of individual mentoring from an experienced Christus Catholic Trust Headteacher

· The provision of some of the central functions so that you can focus on the quality of teaching, learning and school improvement

We encourage you to visit the school, to arrange the visit please contact Mrs Joanna Seymour, Christus Catholic Trust, Catholic Senior Executive Leader on

For an Application Pack, please contact Mrs Ann Castellette, HR Manager at St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School on

Completed applications should be sent to Mrs Joanna Seymour, Christus Catholic Trust, Catholic Senior Executive Leader on by the closing date.

The Christus Catholic Trust and ST Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and the successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure + Barring Service Check

Closing date: Tuesday 17th May 2022 by midday.

Please note that Parish Priest references need to be received prior to shortlisting taking place

Formal Interviews: Week commencing 23rd May 2022 (Interview process will be confirmed to the successful candidates)

Please note that we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Information about the School

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School is a large primary school located in Ward Avenue, Grays, Essex and is part of the Christus Catholic Trust (a Multi Academy Trust). St Thomas' is a popular school, located on an attractive site. It has an excellent local reputation and facilities which provide an excellent working and learning environment.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Mr C Beazeley
Ward Avenue, Grays
Essex, RM17 5RW
Telephone: 01375 375826

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