St Joseph's Catholic Infants & Junior School

Infants & Nursery: Crown Dale, London SE19 3NX

T: 020 8670 2385 F: 020 8670 0420


Juniors: Woodend, London SE19 3NU

T: 020 8653 7195   F: 020 8653 0807


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Salary: L2 -L9

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: temporary

Start date: Spring 2021 (flexible)

The Federation of St Joseph’s Catholic Junior, Infant & Nursery Schools wish to recruit an Assistant Head, to join our strongly motivated and friendly team. We are looking for a dynamic, highly skilled professional who can inspire, engage and motivate students to reach their full potential. You will need to be enthusiastic and committed to offering an outstanding teaching experience for the children and an engaging curriculum to promote high standards.  You will share the responsibilities of the Senior Leadership team and your role will include a specific focus on improving academic standards. There is the opportunity to make a noticeable impact on student attainment and achievement through your fresh ideas and motivational skills. 

The position would suit candidates with experience of leading a phase, year group or subject with demonstrable success. We actively welcome new ideas and creativity and If you have initiative, enthusiasm and ambition we would encourage you to apply for this post. 

We are fortunate to have extensive school grounds with a Forest zone, providing pupils in all key stages with opportunities for outdoor and creative learning.  

The successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to promoting the Catholic ethos of the school
  • Be an excellent practitioner with experience of being a role model/coach to others
  • Have high expectations of all children and be able to inspire and motivate
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities 
  • Be able to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school

We can offer you: 

  • Effective professional development opportunities
  • Support to accelerate your career
  • A comprehensive, market-leading induction and ongoing training programme
  • A vibrant school with high standards and expectations 
  • Children who are happy, responsive and eager to learn

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of our children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The school is also committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery. 

Visits to the school are welcomed once current Government guidelines have been reviewed.

Further details are available from our School Business Manager, Mr Dave Navarro on or 020 8653 7195.

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to

Closing date: Monday 30th November    

Interview date:  6th to 8th December