St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Primary School

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Commonside East, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1YG 

Tel. 0208 648 0869


Start date: September 2020

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Group 3 – L18 – L24 £69,499 - £79,280 (Starting salary based on experience)

The Governors, staff and children of St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Primary School are seeking an inspirational, dynamic, committed Head teacher to join our school family.

We would like you to:

  • Be a committed, practising Catholic who will support and enhance the Catholic ethos of the school
  • Be a positive, optimistic person who can forge strong relationships at all levels with the ability to inspire and motivate the children and staff
  • Be able to raise aspirations, standards and achievements by recognising areas to support and challenge the team. Seeking to build on other’s strengths as well as supporting each other’s development
  • Have proven leadership skills, think strategically and introduce effective change where needed

In return we offer:

  • Well behaved, positive and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn
  • A large, diverse inner-city primary school that has maintained that ‘small school’ feel
  • An encouraging Governing Body who work closely with the Local Authority and the diocese to ensure you are well supported in providing the best environment for the SToC family to ensure that they can “be the best that they can be
  • Professional and dedicated staff, committed to providing high quality education for all of our children.

Closing Date for applications: 19th March 2020

Invitations to interview will be sent on: 23rd March 2020

Interviews will be held on: 1st April 2020

For Further information, to arrange an informal visit or to meet with the current Head please contact:

Jenny Newton (Head’s PA)

Tel: 020 86480869 (opt 5)


St Thomas of Canterbury school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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Person Specification

Job Description

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