The Palmer Catholic Academy

Part of The Good Shepherd Catholic Trust

Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex IG3 8EU

Tel: (020) 8590 3808 / Fax: (020) 8597 5119


Headteacher: Mr P Downey


Salary: Group 7 – Leadership Scale L22-26

Required for September 2021

The Palmer Catholic Academy is a very successful, multi-cultural, voluntary-aided comprehensive Academy in the London Borough of Redbridge for students aged 11-18 years, with in excess of 1,100 students on roll, including 200+ in the Sixth Form. The Governors are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic who is fully committed to Catholic education and the mission of the academy.

Applicants will have significant and relevant senior experience and qualifications in secondary education. A proven track record of raising achievement and an ability to lead professional staff who are dedicated to meeting the spiritual, academic and pastoral needs of students will be essential.

This is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational leader to sustain the unique identity of the academy and to continue its pursuit of excellence.

The Palmer Catholic Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and the successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Full details of the post and application forms are available on the academy’s website at The closing date for completed applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 23rd April 2021. Completed application forms should be emailed to Mrs Bolton, Clerk to the Governors, at

Interviews are anticipated to take place during the week commencing Monday 3rd May 2021.

Prospective candidates may arrange a visit to the academy during the weeks commencing 29th March and 19th April 2021.

To arrange a visit and/or an informal conversation, please contact Mrs Bolton on 0208 590 3808 or via email at Please note that we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.