Headteacher - Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School

Hawthorn Lane, Coventry. CV4 9PB
Leadership Scale: 16 – 23
12 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
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Archdiocese of Birmingham

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, Coventry.

“Love one another as I have loved you.”

As a result of the retirement of our current outstanding Head Teacher the Governors, Staff and Children wish to appoint a new Head Teacher for Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, Coventry. Our new head will be a highly motivated, caring and energetic leader who will inspire and nurture our children with a broad and creative curriculum and who will oversee their primary school faith journey in the manner of our school’s motto.

Section 48 Report May 2017
The welcoming mission of the school is evident everywhere and staff and pupils live out this mission on a daily basis.

Our Lady of the Assumption School provides a loving, caring and secure family atmosphere where relationships are exemplary.

Independent Safeguarding Report April 2018
The school monitors its procedures and continuously evaluates them, so that they are updated for both the school's context and nationally. This is a school that knows its children, families and the community well.

OFSTED Short Inspection Report October 2018
Leaders are highly reflective and constantly seek ways to improve the learning journey of every child. The school continues to go from strength to strength. Staff value the trust placed in them and are deeply committed to the strong, shared vision.

We are looking for a Head Teacher who:
Is a practising Catholic with a comprehensive understanding of Catholic education.

Will work in partnership with Governors and Leadership Team in taking a strategic role in curriculum development.

Has vision, energy and a forward-thinking outlook.

Has experience in Senior Leadership, and teaching in at least two primary school phases and who can demonstrate outstanding teaching skills.

Be a team worker as well as a team leader.

Is an open, honest and effective communicator who leads by example.

Will take ownership of the school and will become recognised in the community as the Face of the School
Is committed to working with children, parents and staff to raise standards.

Has high expectations and aspirations and will promote and celebrate the achievements of all children.

Able to analyse data, develop strategic plans, set targets and monitor and evaluate progress towards these.

Is approachable, resilient and has a positive “can do” attitude.

In return we can offer you:
A warm and welcoming school community with a family atmosphere.

Happy, enthusiastic and caring children who are willing and eager to learn.

A school which has the support of our parents and wider parish community.

A school where team work is strong, where staff turnover is exceptionally low, morale is high and dedicated, talented and caring staff strive to build on our high standards.

An effective, supportive and active Governing Body, supported by both the Diocese and Local Authority
An opportunity to respond to your vocation, deepen your faith and develop your professional career
Valuable and valued networking arrangements with other schools.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and may be arranged through Carolyn McKay, Business Manager, whose details are given below.

How to Apply
For further details and an application form, please contact Carolyn Mackay School Business Manager) on c.mckay@ourlady.coventry.sch.uk or by phoning 02476 466655

A full application pack is also available on the school website.

Applications should be addressed via email to:

or by post addressed to:

Mr. A Kiely,
Chair of Governors, 
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School,
Hawthorn Lane,

Envelopes should be marked: “Confidential - Addressee Only – Application”

Relevant Dates
Closing Date: 11th March 2019, 12.00pm
Shortlisting Date: 15th March 2019
Interview Dates: Tuesday 2nd April and Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Key Requirements
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and external agencies to share this commitment. 

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

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