St Clare’s RC Primary School, Victoria Avenue, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M9 0RR     t. 0161 740 4993      e.


Required for September 2020




NoR: 456     Leadership Scale Group 1   Points 19-25

(Governors are willing to consider the flexibility available within the STPCD 2019)


Are you a practicing Catholic with the drive and enthusiasm to lead our school?  Our highly respected Headteacher is retiring in 2020 after leading the School for more than 15 years.  The children, staff and governors are seeking a new Headteacher who is committed to building an exceptional and caring learning environment where all members of the school community can thrive.


We are looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational leader who:

  • Has the vision and dedication to take on the challenge of leading the school
  • Works with mission integrity for the benefit of all within the school community
  • Has a clear strategic direction
  • Will challenge and empower staff to be the best they can be
  • Will develop and sustain a learning culture across the school
  • Will foster children’s enjoyment of learning whilst ensuring high levels of attainment
  • Will develop the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school


We can offer:

  • Respectful, friendly and welcoming children who are eager to learn
  • A strong management team
  • A Governing Board which is supportive and committed to school improvement and who will work with you to achieve your goals
  • Support for professional development
  • Good relationships with the Parish of St Clare’s, the Diocese and the Local Authority
  • Excellent local and borough wide collaborative links


This is an opportunity to positively impact the lives of our children, families and community.  The Diocese of Salford has graded the School as Outstanding and an Ofsted inspection in December 2018 was complimentary and graded the School as Good. The School has a good financial position, positive links with secondary schools and a keen and dedicated workforce.  Community engagement is good and parents are supportive and involved.


Visits to the School are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the Business Manager, Fiona Cosgrove, on 0161 740 4993 or by email to


Closing date:      12 noon on 24th January 2020

Shortlisting:        4th February 2020

Interviews:         12th and 13th February 2020


St Clare’s Roman Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect this commitment to be shared.  Appointment is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure for the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Please see the information and forms below in order to make an application for this post. Application forms should be returned by 12 noon on the closing date to Gerard M Collins, Chair of Governors, care of Fiona Cosgrove, St Clare’s RC Primary School, Victoria Avenue, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M9 0RR or via email to


Headteacher Recruitment January 2020

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