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Head of SchoolRef: DON/18/00022

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, SCHOOLS
Based at: St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
Salary details: L10-14 £49,197 - £54,250 
Job details: 32.5 Hours, Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 08 February 2018
Interview date:
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St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School

Roberts Road, Balby, Doncaster, DN4 0JN

Tel: 01302 344678

Web: www.xavier.doncaster.sch.uk

Email: admin@xavier.doncaster.sch.uk

Executive Headteacher: Mrs B. Nesbit

Chair of Governors: Fr Kieran Fletcher

Required for September 2018.

The Governing Body is fully committed to safeguarding and to promoting the safety and welfare of all our young people. There is a firm expectation that all staff will be accountable in sharing this commitment actively. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The school:

  • A close partnership with our parish and the Diocese of Hallam;
  • Strong links with both Diocesan and local schools and academies;
  • The school is seeking to strengthen the leadership team and work closely with the Executive Head teacher to make rapid progress in preparation for the next inspection;
  • The school has a challenging context but will be a great opportunity for further Professional Development
  • A fantastic new team of staff
  • Wonderfully behaved children
  • Brand new facilities and a wonderful environment to work in.

St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School is situated close to Doncaster town centre with close links with the A1 and other major motorway routes.

The governors are seeking to appoint a practising and committed Catholic for a non-teaching Head of School for September 2018. This is an amazing opportunity to develop your role as a senior leader and lead and manage a whole school under the direction of an Executive Head.

Key responsibilities:

  • Put children at the heart of everything;
  • Continue to raise the standards of achievement, be responsible for all the day to day management of the children, staff and other adults, resources and building so as to promote and secure the achievement and well-being of all the children and adults;
  • Work with the Executive Head and other leaders to provide an environment in which all staff and children are enabled to achieve success and to build towards achieving their potential;
  • To have regard for the school’s data, teaching and learning, organising events, line management of staff;
  • Share our vision of transforming learning to raise aspirations, secure an enjoyment and love of learning and develop a sense of pride in all that we do;
  • To lead and manage the Religious Education across the school and ensure an outstanding ethos is at the heart of everything;
  • Be an outstanding and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with a proven track record of raising standards;
  • Be an excellent communicator able to work inclusively with pupils, staff, parents, Governors and other stakeholders;
  • Have a proven ability to lead, inspire and motivate others;
  • Be a resilient, organised and able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines;
  • Lead on key whole school areas;
  • Be able to develop effective partnerships in order to drive forward change and shape the future direction of St Francis Xavier School.

We can offer:

  • an exciting opportunity to work as a Head of School and a stepping stone from Deputy headship or similar
  • a commitment to you and your professional development
  • a Governing Body committed fully to supporting all staff in order to drive and sustain school improvement
  • non-teaching commitment

Application packs are available on request. The CES application form must be completed as agreed by the Diocese of Hallam. Visits are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to visit or have any questions please contact
Mrs S Cashmore, Executive Assistant sarah.cashmore@xavier.doncaster.sch

Closing Date: February 8th 2018

Shortlisting: February 9th 2018

Interviews: February 22nd 2018

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

We are committed to the equality of opportunity in the services provided to customers and all aspects of employment. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. To find out more about Doncaster Council, please visit http://www.doncaster.gov.uk

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