Headteacher – Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy, Leicester LE2 6TY


Holy Cross Primary School, A Catholic Academy, Leicester LE2 6TY

NOR 235

L15 – 21 £57,986 – £67,183 per annum

 Required from August 2021 (or Easter 2021 if at all possible)

Recruitment and Retention Allowance may be available for an exceptional candidate

Relocation Allowance available where applicable

Holy Cross is a school which does amazing things for children who really need it.  If you might be the person to lead the next chapter in the journey of this unique school, then we would love to hear from you.  We are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who is an inspirational, committed and experienced leader with a remit to further shape our improvement plan while continuing to raise standards. This is a reserved post which means that applicants must be practising Catholics.   Please consult the document produced by the Diocese of Nottingham ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a Practising Catholic’ for further information.

As a member of the St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust, and the Leicestershire Catholic Teaching School, we will offer you strong support, the freedom to shape the future of the school and the opportunity for your continued professional development.

Our successful applicant will be able to motivate, inspire and influence our children, staff and stakeholders, and will assume responsibility for all aspects of school life. This will include inspiring our catholic life, directing our strategic planning, leading curriculum development and, above all, delivering a provision which meets the needs of all our young people.

To succeed, you must be a proven leader and manager with a good understanding of the needs and demands of a catholic school and a clear vision for our future. You must also have the ability to maintain and further develop our team whilst maximising pupil achievement.

We very much welcome socially distanced school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please contact Elizabeth Routledge in the school office on 0116 2833135 or email eroutledge@holy-cross.leicester.sch.uk (please note the school office will be closed for half term 19 – 24th October inclusive)

An application pack is available from the Trust HR team – call 0116 2968164  or email pcooper@aquinas-cmat.org (please note over half term 19 – 24th October only emails will be monitored daily).  Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 23rd November 2020 with interviews being held on Thursday 3rd December 2020.

St Thomas Aquinas – Catholic Multi-Academy Trust