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Job Ref No. ECC3451-33L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: LS 11-17
Position Start Date: 01/01/2023 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/09/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: 07/10/2022  

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The Governing Body are seeking to appoint an inspirational and dedicated Headteacher due to the retirement of the current Headteacher. The new Headteacher will work closely with the Governing Body to shape the strategic direction of the school.

St. Anne Line Catholic Infant School serves a rich and diverse school community where families come from many different cultures and speak a wide variety of languages. Our mission is to serve the families of Basildon who would like their children to receive a Catholic education.

Our happy and successful school is a two-form entry infant school situated in the Lee Chapel North area of Basildon, Essex. We encourage all of our pupils to have a positive experience of learning. We offer exciting learning opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom which encourage pupils to question, explore and discover things for themselves. The staff endeavour to provide a calm and stimulating environment where good behaviour and mutual respect is modelled every day.

We are fortunate to be able to offer nursery education from the age of two and have the Ducklings and Wagtails Nursery rooms linked to our school, so that our youngest children are able to use our school resources.

We work in close partnership with our families, the Church and the wider community to ensure the success of our children. We believe that strong links between home and school help children to become confident learners and give them the best possible chance to succeed.

The successful candidate will:

Be someone who can lead through example
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 Parents and the Parish 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
Have an exceptional understanding of SEND provision and be passionate about inclusivity.

We can offer you:

A supportive, welcoming and caring ethos based on the values of the Catholic faith
A team of hard working, flexible 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, and supportive parents
An enthusiastic and supportive Governing Body.
All the support needed in the form of individual mentoring from an experienced school leader.

We are committed to ensuring that every child in our community has access to the highest possible standard of education.

We want to appoint staff, who share our high expectations of everyone in our community, who enjoy working as a member of a team and who take a solution-focused approach. We are also fully committed to a comprehensive programme of Professional Development for staff at all levels.

For an Application Pack, please contact the School office, Mrs Su Russell email:

Completed applications should be sent directly to the Clerk to the Governing Body

Please note that we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies. Only applications completed on the Catholic Education Service Senior Leadership application form can be accepted (applications NOT submitted on the CES application form will not be considered). This is a reserved post and is open to practising Catholics only, please review the document produced by the Diocese of Brentwood ''Definition of a Practising Catholic for Reserved Posts" for further information.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: Friday 23rd September 2022 at 12 NOON

Shortlisting: Wednesday 28th September 2022

Formal Interviews: Friday 7th October 2022

St Anne Line Catholic Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects everyone 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 an enhanced Disclosure + Barring Service Check

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.


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Contact Information

Angela Russell
Wickhay, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5AF
Telephone: 01268 524263

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