English Martyrs Catholic Primary School



Leadership Pay Range: Group 2 ISR 15-21 (£57,986-£67,183)

NOR: 200

Closing Date: Monday 2nd March 2020 by 5pm

Shortlisting: Monday 9th March 2020

Interviews: Thursday 19th & Friday 20th March 2020

Start Date: 1st September 2020

Due to the promotion of our current Headteacher, the governing body of English Martyrs Catholic Primary are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic to the position of Headteacher. 

English Martyrs School is a successful and highly respected Catholic school in Rugby with a strong history of good academic results; a thriving and popular school; outstanding pastoral care; strong links with families and the parish community; hard working and well-behaved pupils and staff who work hard to enable pupils to achieve their full potential. In addition to helping pupils achieve well, staff, leaders and governors make a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

We are seeking a Headteacher who:

  • Is a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment and a clear understanding of Catholic education, and the vision and ability to further develop the Catholic Life of our school.
  • Puts children at the heart of everything they do in a community where everyone is special.
  • Have a proven track record of successful leadership, management and school improvement.
  • Have the vision, drive and energy to initiate, lead and manage strategies to build on the current successes and achievements of the school.
  • Be a confident, positive and visible leader with the ability to build relationships with staff, pupils, parents and Governors.
  • To ensure Safeguarding is placed at the heart of the school.

In return we can offer:

  • Talented and Committed staff who work collaboratively to ensure good outcomes and who care for all pupils.
  • Dedicated governors who work hard to ensure the continued success of the school.
  • An exciting opportunity to work with other local schools on local projects and school improvement.
  • A strong commitment to improving pupils’ academic and personal development by all stakeholders.
  • Pupils who are keen to achieve well and are very interested and motivated learners. They show resilience and perseverance as they try hard and behave very well in and around school.

How to apply:

Application packs are available directly from the school via the school office: admin3564@welearn365.com or online at wmjobs.co.uk. Visits to the school are highly recommended and most welcome. Visits have been arranged for Monday 10th February 9:30am and Friday 14th February 9:30am. If these dates are not suitable, please ring the school to arrange for an alternative date on 01788 543423. All application forms are to be returned either by email to the Chair of Governors Kingsley-Walsh.D1@welearn365.com or handed to the school office marked, ‘Confidential Care of the Chair of Governors.’

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The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to and Enhanced Level DBS check.


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Headteacher Application Form

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Recruitment of Headteacher Pack

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