Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Crofters Lea off, New Rd, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7HW

Telephone: 0113 323 0419


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Closing date: Monday 21 September 2020, 12.00 noon

Salary: Group 2, L12-18 (£53,856 - £62,426)

Location: Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent

Start Date: January 2021


Due to the retirement of the current Headteacher, the Directors and Governors are looking to appoint a permanent Headteacher from January 2021. We are looking for an inspirational leader who will ensure that Ss Peter and Paul continues to provide broad and rich learning experiences for our students that are rooted in Gospel values.

This role is suitable for someone who is excited about taking an outstanding school to new heights. Applications from new and experienced school leaders are welcome.


We are seeking a Headteacher who will:                              

  • inspire, challenge and motivate staff to maintain and develop outstanding teaching and learning;
  • bring experience of focussed, successful and sustained school improvement;
  • work closely with our Academy Council in the assessment, monitoring and evaluation of pupils’ progress, attainment and wellbeing;
  • be a committed member of the Senior Leadership Team of our Trust; and,
  • work collaboratively with the Trust team, as well as local and Diocesan heads, to ensure high standards of attainment, and to sustain and develop the school’s Catholic Ethos.

We can offer you:

  • Children who are enthusiastic, confident, and endlessly curious;
  • Parents who are advocates for the school, and are keen to support their children’s learning;
  • Staff who have high standards and expectations for all students, who are looking for clear direction, critical friendship and support;
  • Supportive Governors who are aspirational for the school;
  • A thriving and caring Parish community that works in support of the school’s mission; and,
  • The opportunity to develop leadership across the Trust and the wider community.

As part of the Bishop Wheeler Trust you will be joining a successful and dedicated group of senior leaders who work collaboratively across all our schools within the Diocese of Leeds. Each school is also part of local and Diocesan partnerships.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, however, due to Covid restrictions this may not be a possibility but if you would like to discuss this in further detail please contact Mark Foster, Academy Council Chair by emailing


Click here to download the Application Pack.

Further details including a job description, person specification and application form can be found at


Completed application forms and accompanying documents should be emailed for the attention of Darren Beardsley (CEO) to Amanda Whelan at by the closing date.


Closing date: Monday 21 September 2020, 12.00 noon

Shortlisting date: Tuesday 22 September 2020

Interview date: Friday 2 October 2020


Ss Peter & Paul is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all our children and young people and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.