Diocese of Shrewsbury in partnership with Wirral Local Authority

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Wheatland Lane, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 7ED

Email: schooloffice@stjosephs-wallasey.wirral.sch.uk

Website: www.stjosephs-wallasey.wirral.sch.uk 


NOR 238 Group 2 Pay Scale L15-L21

Due to the retirement of our headteacher the governors of St Joseph’s wish to appoint a headteacher who has the skills and values to build on the school’s current success, judged as Good by Ofsted. 

“The headteacher and governors are united by a vision of nurture and care for pupils

at the school. This approach is underpinned by strong Christian values that promote equality well.”

(Ofsted Feb 2019)

Our new headteacher will have the vision and drive to continue to move our school forward, supported by the ambitious team of governors, to deliver excellent outcomes for all the children we teach and to take our school in new and exciting directions.  As the leader of our school, you will inspire, encourage and coach our dedicated team of teachers and support staff to achieve the best they can with, and for, all our children.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a deep-rooted Catholic faith which will provide a safe, supportive and spiritual environment where children and staff thrive and become the people that Jesus wants them to be.
  • Have a successful record of school improvement and is willing to work closely with parents, governors, the parish, partner schools, the diocese and the wider community.
  • Have a proven track record of raising standards, improving Teaching and Learning, and leading and implementing whole school initiatives.
  • Have excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills and a strong personal work ethic.
  • Have high expectations and aspirations and will promote and celebrate the achievements of all children.

We are able to offer:

  • A welcoming school family, with a strong Catholic ethos, where all are valued.
  • The opportunity to lead a school with ‘Good’ judgements across all areas.
  • Professional and dedicated colleagues, supportive parents and active Governors.
  • Well established links with our local parishes, Diocese and Local Authority.
  • A commitment to your continuing professional development and well-being


Visits to the school are most welcome and strongly recommended before application. To make an appointment please contact Mrs Sarah Langton on 0151 638 3919

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website

Closing date for applications - 12 noon on Monday 20th April 2020

Shortlisting - Monday 20th April 2020            

Interviews - Monday 4th May 2020


Completed applications should be returned to

St Josephs Catholic Primary School for the attention of the Chair of Governors

Only applications received on the CES application form will be considered for shortlisting


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the receipt of satisfactory references.


Application Forms

Job Description

Person Specification

Guidance for Applicants in Securing a Faith Reference

Model Application Form