Archdiocese of Birmingham in Partnership with Warwickshire Local Authority
ST MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
DAVENTRY ROAD, SOUTHAM, WARWICKSHIRE, CV47 1PS
Group 2: ISR 15-21
Due to the relocation of our well-respected and inspirational head teacher, the governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and visionary head teacher to lead our successful, happy and growing Catholic school community from Easter 2024, or earlier if possible.
“Pupils take pride in their work, present it well and try hard. Their behaviour is exemplary. The school’s values of love, patience, generosity, kindness and mutual respect are embedded across the school” OFSTED 2019
The successful applicant will be committed to our mission: “Inspiring children to love learning and live in the light of Christ,” valuing all children for their unique gifts and talents, enabling pupils to become independent learners who work hard, aim high and fully develop their potential. You will continue to place the Christian values at the heart of the school, and be a practising Catholic.
In return, you will lead a ‘good’ school (OFSTED 2019), be supported by a hard working and dedicated staff, a committed Governing body, welcoming parents and well behaved and motivated pupils grouped in single form classes from Year 1 to Year 6 with an Early Years Foundation Stage class, in a spacious building with ample grounds. Our recent “good in all areas” CSI report states that “ St Mary’s is a happy and secure school because pupils know God loves them. At Easter 2024 we shall be joining Our Lady of the Magnificat academy.
We asked our pupils to tell us about the skills and qualities they feel that a good head teacher should have. This is what they told us: “A head teacher should make sure all children are safe and happy, be kind and caring and help us to look after our planet.”
Southam is a thriving market town set in the beautiful South Warwickshire countryside and is centrally located between the towns of Leamington Spa (approx. 7 miles) and Rugby (approx. 10 miles) with good transport links to major centres. Established by German nuns in the mid-19th century, St Mary’s is a growing school that is highly regarded in the local area and has strong links with the close by church of Our Lady and St Wulstan.
St Mary’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.
Visits to the school are encouraged and will give you a feel for our lovely school.
To apply: Please complete the CES application form and submit it alongside a letter of application.
Closing date: 12:00 Tuesday 28th November
Shortlisting: Wednesday 29th November
Interviews: Wednesday 6th December
A full application pack is available from the school secretary:
Tel: 01926 812512