Head Teacher

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Closing on February 28, 2024
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

The Drive, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex CO12 3SU

Tel: 01255 503493


Head Teacher

Required from 1st September 2024.

Group 1: L11 - L17

NOR: 119 (0.5 form entry)

The Governors of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint an inspirational, ambitious and innovative Head Teacher. Situated near the seafront in Dovercourt, St Joseph’s, which is part of The Rosary Trust, is a caring and friendly school where our Catholic Ethos is central to all that we do. It is a small school with great expectations and has been confirmed as a Good school by Ofsted. Our new Head Teacher will work with governors to shape the strategic direction of the school to continue its very positive journey. The Headteacher will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management and will lead a team which strives together in the best interests of all our children in line with our mission statement:

Inspired by the Life of St Joseph we live, love and learn together.

Applications are invited from Deputy Head Teachers/ Heads of School with outstanding leadership experience.


We want our Headteacher to

  • Be a practicing Catholic, with a clear vision and strong commitment to Catholic education who will cherish and support the Catholic ethos of our school;
  • Be passionate about promoting a clear child-centred vision
  • Have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire, with a strong commitment to working in partnership with parents, the parish and wider community.
  • Maintain a curriculum that inspires our children to achieve the best that they can through the promotion of high -quality teaching and learning;
  • Be passionately committed to safeguarding and the welfare and wellbeing of children and staff.

We can offer you:

The opportunity to work with children who are enthusiastic and hardworking; a professional and dedicated staff and supportive parents with a welcoming and caring ethos throughout the school based on the values of the Catholic faith. You will have the support of a dedicated Local Governing Committee and Rosary Trust Board with extensive collaboration across our Trust schools and the wider Diocese of Brentwood.

We warmly welcome and encourage applicants to contact our school and to speak with the School Business Manager Gill Colley.

Further information and an application pack are available by emailing Gill Colley admin@st-josephs-dovercourt.essex.sch.uk  Completed applications should be sent to this address.

Closing date: 12 noon on Wednesday 28th February 2024

Shortlisting: Friday 8th March 2024

Interview:    Friday 15th March 2024


Please note we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. Applications should be on a CES application form and sent to the school (applications NOT submitted on the CES application form will not be considered). Any electronic applications will have to be signed by the applicant before attending an interview.