St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Commerall Street

East Greenwich

SE10 9AN


Employment type: Full-time

Salary: Group 1 school L6-L18 £55,715-£71,411

Position start date: September 2022 or sooner

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a diverse, outward looking school, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. The school is situated in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. There are good transport links into central London, including the Jubilee line and overground trains.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who will ensure that our school provides a broad and rich curriculum, rooted in gospel values. As a practising Catholic, your drive and vision will help us continue to maximise the achievements of all our children, as well as contributing to our local communities. You will be warmly welcomed by our enthusiastic children who are proud of their school and their achievements, our committed and motivated staff, engaged parents and our supportive governing board.

On behalf of our children the governing board are looking to appoint a Headteacher who:

  • is a committed, practising Catholic with a distinctive vision of Catholic education in the 21st century, and who cherishes and supports the Catholic ethos of the school
  • has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire
  • will continue to raise aspirations, standards and achievements for all our children
  • has proven leadership skills and can continue to advance our high-quality teaching and learning
  • is a strategic thinker who can implement a vision and development plan for the school to inspire our children
  • is committed to building on the relationships already established with our parish, parents and wider community

As a school community we can offer you:

  • well-behaved, happy children who are enthusiastic and keen to learn
  • professional and dedicated teaching and support staff who are committed to providing high-quality education for all children
  • an exciting opportunity to lead our school in our ambitions to be a remarkable Catholic school
  • a supportive and experienced governing board who are committed to excellence
  • a close working relationship with parents, parish and wider community
  •  access to the Royal Borough of Greenwich ‘new Headteacher induction’ process and governors’ commitment of providing professional development opportunities.

Please contact the school office for an application form:

Application form available on: TES, Royal Borough of Greenwich, St Joseph’s School Website and Catholic Gazette and CES Website. 

Closing date: Wednesday 2nd February 2022 at 12noon

Shortlisting date: Wednesday 2nd February

Date of Interviews: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th February

Please send completed applications to Stacey Harris at:

We are a Safer Recruitment School and the selection process is subject to checks being made about the suitability of candidates. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Governors are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from under-represented groups.


Job Description

Headteacher Specification