Archdiocese of Birmingham in Partnership with Warwickshire Local Authority

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Daventry Road, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 1PS

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NOR: 115

Group 2: ISR 10-16

Due to the impending retirement of our current well-respected and inspirational head teacher, the governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and visionary head teacher to lead our successful, happy and growing Catholic school community from September 2021. 

“Pupils take pride in their work, present it well and try hard. Their behaviour is exemplary. The school’s values of love, patience, generosity, kindness and mutual respect are embedded across the school” OFSTED 2019

The successful applicant will be committed to our mission: “Inspiring children to love learning and live in the light of Christ,” valuing all children for their unique gifts and talents, enabling pupils to become independent learners who work hard, aim high and fully develop their potential. You will continue to place the Christian values at the heart of the school, and be a practising Catholic.

In return, you will lead a ‘good’ school (OFSTED 2019), be supported by a hard working and dedicated staff, a committed Governing body, welcoming parents and well behaved and motivated pupils grouped in 4 classes from Nursery to Year 6, in a spacious building with ample grounds. 

We asked our pupils to tell us about the skills and qualities they feel that a good head teacher should have. This is what they told us: “A head teacher should make sure all children are safe and happy, be kind and caring and help us to look after our planet.” 

Southam is a thriving market town set in the beautiful South Warwickshire countryside and is centrally located between the towns of Leamington Spa (approx. 7 miles) and Rugby (approx. 10 miles) with good transport links to major centres. Established by German nuns in the mid-19th century, St Mary’s is a growing school that is highly regarded in the local area and has strong links with the close by church of Our Lady and St Wulstan.

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. 

Visits to the school are encouraged but will be after 4pm to comply with COVID regulations. Our video for new parents on the website will give a true flavour of what you can expect.

To apply: Please visit our school website and return any applications to the main school office email:

Application should be on a CES application form and sent to the school (applications NOT submitted on the CES application form will not be considered). Any electronic applications will have to be signed by the applicant before attending an interview. 

Closing date: 1st March at Midday

Shortlisting: 2nd March

Interviews: 9th & 11th March

Tel: 01926 812512