Head Teacher

St Paul & St Timothy's Catholic Infant School
Closing on February 26, 2024
St Paul & St Timothy's Catholic Infant School

St Paul and St Timothy’s Catholic Infant School

South Parkside Drive West Derby, Liverpool L12 8RP

Telephone: 0151 228 2114

Email: applications@spst.liverpool.sch.uk


Chair of Governors: Mark Thompson

Love – Learn – Believe – Achieve in the spirit of Jesus

Head Teacher

From September 2024

GROUP 3 ISR L16 – L22

NOR 360 (Reception and KS1)

Due to the forthcoming retirement of our highly effective and well-respected Head Teacher, the governors of St Paul & St Timothy’s Catholic Infant School are seeking to appoint a committed and practising Catholic to the role from September 2024. This is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader to move our happy, inclusive and successful school into the next stage of its aspirational journey.

We are a trauma and attachment sensitive school and wish to appoint a Head Teacher who is kind, patient and empathetic. Someone who leads by example and understands the importance of nurturing relationships and unlocking the potential in each of the children in our care.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated leader, who is committed to building an exceptional, caring, learning environment where all members of our school can thrive.

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

  • will support and promote our Catholic ethos
  • has the strategic vision and direction to take on the challenge of leading this successful school
  • works with integrity for the benefit of all within the school community
  • will challenge and empower staff to be the best they can be
  • will develop and sustain a learning culture for all across our school
  • will foster children’s enjoyment of learning whilst ensuring high levels of achievement
  • will further develop the respectful and inclusive nature of our school.

We can offer:

  • a welcoming, inclusive and friendly Catholic school with a ‘family feel’
  • happy and engaging children who are eager to learn
  • a dedicated, caring and talented team of staff who want the best for every child in their care
  • an experienced and supportive Senior Leadership Team who are aspirational for all children
  • positive partnerships with families, the parish and the wider community
  • an experienced and supportive Governing Body
  • full support for your professional development alongside support offered by the LA and the Archdiocese of Liverpool
  • strong links with our Junior school and local nurseries
  • a supportive learning network and SEND consortia that work collaboratively to provide opportunities for children and staff
  • established partnerships with external providers e.g. EP service, Seedlings, EWO
  • a newly upgraded working environment, following an extensive building project
  • the opportunity to work on a project by continuing with the development of our outdoor areas

External evaluations of the school

  • This is a school where everyone feels included. Adults are ambitious to help pupils learn and achieve as well as they can.
  • Pupils run into school happy and excited about the day ahead. Caring staff welcome pupils. Parents and carers say that staff “are very approachable” Pupils feel safe in school. They know that adults care about them and will always help them if they need help.
  • Pupils behave well. They are polite, talk nicely to each other and are keen to do what staff ask them to. The strong Christian Ethos is clear. It is captured in the school aspiration: Live life to the full. (OFSTED 2019)
  • The Mission Statement and subsequent motto derived from it ‘Love, Learn, Achieve, Believe,’ is known and lived out by everyone at this extremely inclusive infant school.
  • There is a real sense of community at all levels, evident in the quality of relationships and the centrality of prayer to the whole community.
  • Pupils appreciate, value and actively participate in the Catholic Life at St Paul & St Timothy’s.
  • Pupils show respect for themselves and others as made in the image and likeness of God. The behaviour of pupils is exemplary. They are kind and considerate to each other. (Section 48 2019)

St Paul & St Timothy’s Catholic Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to relevant pre-employment checks - 2 satisfactory references, verification of qualifications and eligibility to work in the UK as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education, including an enhanced DBS certificate with a barred-list check.

  • Due to the nature of work the above post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
  • By engaging in this recruitment process, shortlisted candidates consent to an online search in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.

Only completed Catholic Education Service (CES) applications will be considered. The application pack including the CES application form, job description and person specification is available on the school website: https://stpaulandsttimothys.com/vacancies/

All completed applications to be submitted electronically to applications@spst.liverpool.sch.uk

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Alison McLeod (SBM) at applications@spst.liverpool.sch.uk or telephone the school office on 0151 228 2114 to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

Closing date: Monday 26th February 8.00am

Shortlisting: Tuesday 27th February

Task and interview dates: Monday 11th March and Tuesday 12th March