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Job Ref No. ECC5250-64L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L8-L21
Position Start Date: 01/01/2025 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Thursday 12th September 2024 Shortlisting Starts:  19/07/2024

Job Description

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Required from 1st January 2025

Group 2 L8 - L21 (starting salary based on experience)

NOR: 218 (One form entry)

Governors are seeking to appoint a dedicated and inspirational Head Teacher who is a committed, practising Catholic. Someone who shares our vision and passion and has the leadership and ambition to build on the successes of our school. Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School is a caring, friendly school and community where our Catholic ethos is central to all that we do. Our new Head Teacher will work with governors to shape the strategic direction of the school and will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of Our Lady Immaculate School. Our new Head Teacher will lead a team that strives together in the best interest of all our children, following the school's mission statement.

At Our Lady Immaculate School, we will inspire our children to achieve

personal excellence for themselves and for the glory of God.

Applications are invited from Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers or Assistant Head Teachers with outstanding leadership experience.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a practising Catholic who can nurture faith and spirituality and take the lead role in providing inspirational Catholic education, based on our shared Gospel values
  • Be passionate in promoting a clear child-centred vision
  • Be inclusive, inspirational and ambitious for all our children and our staff

Governors are seeking someone who:

  • Will champion a curriculum that our teachers will be excited to teach and will inspire our children to learn
  • Can demonstrate a proven track record of providing inspirational, strategic and professional leadership
  • Is passionately committed to safeguarding and the welfare and wellbeing of children and staff
  • Will be an enthusiastic leader, with a strong commitment to working in partnership with parents and parish
  • Will bring together a team in the school to achieve an outstanding level of education for our children
  • Will work hard to ensure that every child is supported and challenged to maximise their potential
  • Will promote a culture where everyone is valued and respected

We can offer the successful candidate:

  • Children who are committed, enthusiastic and fully engaged in their learning
  • Professional and dedicated staff, supportive parents, and active Governors
  • An enthusiastic and aspirational Senior Leadership Team
  • Excellent opportunities for further professional development
  • Ofsted (2013, 2017 and 2023): 'Good'
  • RE Inspection (2018): 'Outstanding'.

We warmly welcome and encourage applicants to visit our school, please speak with the Admin & Finance Officer, Lindsey Murgatroyd for more information. For an Application Pack please email: lindseymurgatroyd@ourladyimmaculate.essex.sch.uk

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

Information about the School

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School became an Academy as of 1st May 2012 and joined the Rosary Trust on 1st September 2019.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs Vanessa Williams
Our Lady Immaculate Primary School, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 0RG
Telephone: 01245353755
Email: admin@ourladyimmaculate.essex.sch.uk

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