St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Brook Road




Tel: 020 8953 3753


Required from 1st September 2022

Salary Range: L14 – 21 (£59,300 - £70,203)


The Governing Body of St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School wish to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and committed individual to the post of Head Teacher from 1st September 2022 following the retirement of our previous Head Teacher at the end of the Autumn term.

St Teresa’s is a one-form entry, successful community primary school providing strong Catholic faith-based education in the heart of the thriving green belt town of Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, on the North London border. We are part of and have close links with the Diocese of Westminster. Visitors are always impressed with the excellent behaviour of our children who represent our school locally in many ways with pride. The school provides good academic standards and exceptional pastoral care by a dedicated staff. We are proud to have retained our Ofsted GOOD status at our last inspection in January 2020 where it was stated: "The school's strong values, such as having respect for others, are evident throughout the school. Pupils enjoy good relationships with staff. There is a strong sense of community with the school and working together is important to all." 

In addition to helping children attain high academic standards, we strive to build self-confidence and develop the ability to articulate feelings and ideas. We attach great importance to the development of children's social skills and seek to enable them to build good relationships based on mutual respect and appreciation. Children are encouraged to work in co-operation and to be supportive of one another.


We are looking for somebody who:

  • A practising Catholic with a strong personal faith and solid moral and ethical principles and values.
  • has a clear understanding and vision of Catholic education and has the ability to further develop the Catholic life of the school in a community of ethnic diversity
  • is passionate about education and the difference it makes to children’s lives and puts the safety and wellbeing of children at the heart of all they do
  • has an ambitious drive and high expectations of achievement for all pupils and has the motivation, organisation with the inter-personal skills to inspire this in others
  • has initiative, drive, integrity and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to coach staff and be mindful of their well-being,
  • is innovative and forward thinking and has the creativity and vision to inspire and lead change where needed,
  • is committed to working collaboratively with staff, parents/carers, governors, parish and local community.


In return, we can offer:

  • an inclusive school with amazing, truly diverse, well-motivated pupils who have a thirst for knowledge and learning and a respect for their peers and adults alike,
  • a caring and positive environment inspired by our strong Catholic ethos
  • a well-established and resourced school with high aspirations for pupils and staff located in a desirable area,
  • a highly supportive, committed and experienced Governing Body,
  • a highly experienced Senior Leadership Team focused on continual school improvement,
  • a welcoming, friendly, hard-working, highly cohesive staff team who are dedicated to making a difference to the children in their care,
  • a supportive parent body with whom the school is proud of,
  • a commitment to your own continuing professional development.

The application closing date 5.00pm on Friday 18th February 2022.

Please return your application to  

Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 23rd February 2022, with proposed interview dates of 28th February – 1st March 2022.

If you have any questions please send these via email:

Visits to school are warmly welcomed and will be running between 24th January – 11th February 2022, please contact Mrs Katrina Bradley, School Business Manager via email above or telephone 020 8953 3753 to make an appointment.

Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview so early application is encouraged.

“We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships."


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