St Chad’s Catholic Primary School 

Archdiocese of Birmingham

Hospital St, Birmingham B19 3XD  

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Headteacher

Salary: Group 2, ISR L13-L19 (£56,721 to £65,735)

Required from September 2021

“At St Chad’s, we grow in the light of Christ, to share his love and reflect the gospel values.”


St. Chad’s is a mixed Catholic Primary School in Newtown in the parish of St Chad’s Cathedral. We cater for a diverse and international community of up to 210 children aged from 4 to 11 years, with over 20 languages spoken between staff and students. The children at St Chad’s are at the heart of every decision, and we have high aspirations for each of them. Behaviour is excellent. Our last OFSTED showed the school to be ‘Good and improving’, a result of the hard work, care and determination of a wonderful teaching staff and the partnership between our parents and the school.


As a Catholic School, Christ is at the centre of all we do. It is expected that all children, parents and staff will be fully involved in this fundamental aspect of school life. Our Catholic ethos is embedded across all teaching and learning and enrichment opportunities, and we strive to ensure that our 

pupils’ experience of Catholic Life is rich and meaningful. We are proud to share a unique relationship with St. Chad’s Cathedral as well as the wider local community. We are also growing our partnerships and have plans to join the St Teresa of Calcutta Multi Academy Company within the coming year.  


We are seeking

  • a practising and committed Catholic with a secure understanding of Catholic Education and faith formation of staff and pupils
  • a determined and resilient professional with a proven track record of successful leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and engage our rich diversity of pupils, parents, staff and governors
  • someone who will build upon the high standards at St Chad’s, with the ability to develop and implement strategic goals through partnership and collaboration


In return, we offer you:

  • a well-established school with an exceptional Catholic ethos and high aspirations for both our staff and pupils
  • happy, well-motivated children from diverse backgrounds who are proud of their school
  • a dedicated, talented and experienced team of staff
  • a supportive and committed governing body who are fully engaged in the life of the school and its stated aims and objectives.


The full application pack, including the required Catholic Education Application form and supplemental forms, are available from the School’s webpages at: www.stchadsprimary.co.uk 

For questions, an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the School, please contact the Chair of Governors, Alex Smith, via email at a.smith@st-chads.bham.sch.uk  


Closing Date: Monday 19 April 2021 at 9.00am 

(applications to: recruitment@st-chads.bham.sch.uk)

Selection dates: 26 April 2021 Assessment Day, 27 April 2021 Interviews


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and governors to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable professional references in addition to a reference from their parish priest.