Plymouth CAST

St Nicholas Catholic Primary School Exeter and

Our Lady and St Patrick Catholic Primary School, Teignmouth


http://www.plymouthcast.org.uk/web

 

Executive Headteacher

Remuneration:  £64,143 to £69,031 and appropriate pension scheme

Start Date: January 2022

 

Plymouth CAST, one of the largest Catholic Multi Academy Trusts in the country, is seeking to appoint a dynamic and strategic Executive Headteacher to work across St Nicholas Catholic Primary School in Exeter and Our Lady and St Patrick Catholic Primary School in Teignmouth.

 

Plymouth CAST is a Multi-Academy Trust comprising thirty-five schools plus a nursery situated within the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth with whom there is a close working relationship. The Trust is seeking to appoint a dynamic, committed and practising Catholic Executive Headteacher who will continue to drive performance improvement.


This is an exciting time to join a forward thinking and committed team, to both embed as well as shape working practices for the future. You will be joining a dedicated and supportive team and will have the opportunity to work with your Education and Standards Manager and the Director of Education to help shape the way in you will lead the schools to positively impact the education and development of the pupils.


The core purpose of the Executive Headteacher is to provide professional leadership and management for the schools. This will promote a secure foundation from which to achieve high standards in all areas of the schools’ work. To gain this success you must establish high quality education by effectively managing teaching and learning, using personalised learning to realise the potential of all pupils. You will be committed to establishing a positive and proactive culture that promotes excellence, focussing on collaboration and driving internal excellence, underpinned by our Gospel Values.

 

As Executive Headteacher you will be the leading professional in both schools. You will provide vision, leadership and direction and ensure they are managed and organised to meet the aims and targets. With the support from your line manager, you will be responsible for evaluating the performance of each school to identify the priorities for continuous improvement; raising standards; ensuring equality of opportunity for all; developing policies and practices; ensuring that resources are efficiently and effectively used to achieve the aims and objectives of each school and for the day to day management, organisation and administration of both schools.

 

You will need to develop excellent relationships with colleagues, local authorities and relevant agencies for children. Through such relationships you will play a key role in contributing to the development of the education system as a whole and collaborate with others to raise standards locally.

 

You will be a practising Roman Catholic in full communion with the Catholic Church. You should be able to evidence collaborative and inspirational leadership that creates a culture of high expectations and aspirations that raises standards and ensures that all children reach their full potential. You will have the interpersonal skills to guide and inspire your pupils and staff.


As Executive Headteacher you will need diplomacy, openness, approachability, and a personable style of leadership, as well as the ability to converse confidently with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

 

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and competencies, and the passion to make a difference to our children and young people, we would love to hear from you!

                                                                                               

Essential requirements are:

  • Qualified to degree level relevant to the post and/or equivalent through professional experience.
  • PGCE (or equivalent) – Qualified to Teach in the UK
  • Recent, substantive and successful headship or executive headship experience
  • The ability to manage change through brining innovative ideas to traditional approaches to teaching and learning
  • Understanding and/or experience of managing finances and ensuring financial sustainability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – an attentive listener and team builder.
  • A wide knowledge of current and proposed education policy and the legal framework within which schools must operate, particularly in relation to safeguarding, when part of a multi-academy trust.
  • Practising Catholic with a strong understanding of the structures and values of the Catholic Church


How to apply:

If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please email Careers@plymouthcast.org.uk using the Subject Heading: “Executive Headteacher – Informal Discussion Request” and include your contact numbers in the main body. Neil Maslen, Education and Standards Manager, will contact you.

 

To complete an application for this role, please click here Senior Leader Application Form

 

Closing Date: Midday 3rd October 2021

Interview: Week commencing 11th October 2021