St Swithun's Catholic Primary School with Sunbeams Pre-School

Taswell Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3RG

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Ref No: 3609-4357

Salary: Group 3 School Leadership Scale Point L18-L24* £64,143-£73,559*

The governors of St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School invite applications from highly motivated, practising Catholics with the relevant experience to lead this good school. St Swithun’s parents are very positive about the school, “Many parents spoke of the genuine warmth and respect that staff show their children.” (Ofsted, September 2019). Ofsted also found, “Pupils like their school a lot. They enjoy coming to school and talk with great enthusiasm about lessons being fun and the support that they get from staff,” and that “Staff aim high for pupils’ academic success, personal development and behaviour”.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a strong personal faith and a clear understanding of Catholic education
  • Puts our children first
  • Is an excellent practitioner with high expectations of themselves and others
  • Will build on our achievements and enhance the future development of the school
  • Will lead by example
  • Is a strong, effective leader with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate the school community
  • Will develop strong partnerships with the local Catholic cluster of schools, parish and wider community
  • Has the ability to work successfully with staff, governors, parents and the wider community

St Swithun's will offer you:

  • A good, welcoming and friendly school
  • Enthusiastic, happy, highly performing and motivated pupils
  • Dedicated, innovative and responsive staff
  • An effective and supportive governing board
  • Supportive parents who are active partners in their children’s education
  • Continued professional development
  • Support with possible re-location costs

The Governing Board is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. 

Preliminary visits are strongly encouraged. Please contact the School Office via telephone 023 9282 9339 or by email:

How to Apply

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Closing date: 26th April 2021

Interview dates: 5th May and 6th May 2021

Applications received after 26th April 2021 may not be considered.

You will need to demonstrate that you have the Right to Work in the UK. No post will be offered without it.