Head of School


L09 - L15, starting range L09 - L12


Full Time - required for September 2020

A relocation allowance is available by negotiation for a suitable candidate


St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School is a welcoming and vibrant Primary School situated in Lowestoft. Staff, parents and Governors are very proud of the school and recognise it is a delightful place to grow and learn.

The school was a founding member in May 2016 of the St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape both the school and contribute to the future success of the Trust.


The school shares an Executive Head with another local Catholic school who will provide extensive support to the Head of School. There is a tradition of long established joint support between the two schools and the aspiration to share more leadership, staffing, CPD and vision to be the best possible environments for learning, growth and spiritual development.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to lead on the rapid improvement already taking place and to join a strong Multi Academy Trust committed to staff development in a vibrant school.


The Directors and Governors are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, ethos driven and capable leader who is a practicing Catholic to take the helm of our happy and community centred Catholic school.


We welcome applications from candidates at the cusp of school Leadership, as well as established leaders. The successful Head of School will have the extensive support of the Executive Headteacher and the wider Trust, such as the CEO and Director of School Improvement.


We are happy to be flexible in looking for the right candidate and will offer a relocation package, a discussion about the starting date or consider fixed term secondments by negotiation.


For an application form and further details, please visit our MAT website www.stjohnthebaptist-cmat.org.uk or the school website https://www.stmarysrcps.com/. Preliminary visits to the school are welcome by arrangement with the Executive Headteacher Mrs Priscilla Crane.


Closing date: Tuesday 25th February 2020 at midday

Interviews:  Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th March 2020

Applicants should be practicing Catholics supportive of our ethos. St John the Baptist CMAT welcomes applications from members of minority ethnic communities and those with disabilities. The MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be subject to DBS checks along with relevant employment checks.

Completed application forms (along with the Recruitment Monitoring Form, the Disclosure Form and the Reference Declaration) should be returned to recruitment@sjbcmat.org.uk or by post to John Eady, Operations Manager, St John the Baptist CMAT, Surrey Street, Norwich, NR1 3PB.

Application details: the Advert, Job Description and Person Specification, Notes for applicants, Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring form, and Reference Declaration can be downloaded from this page.


​Head of School Application Forms

Thank you for your interest in this position.

Head of School - St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School (Lowestoft) - Vacancy, starting September 2020

Diocese of East Anglia


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St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales at Notre Dame High School, Surrey Street, Norwich NR1 3PB (Company Number 7913261)

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