‘Jesus at the Heart of All We Do’
‘Staff work well together as a team and have the pupils’ best interests at heart. They set
high standards right from the early years upwards, and expect pupils to meet them. Pupils
behave well in lessons and around the school. They are kind to one another. ‘

The Governors of Sacred Heart Primary School are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head who will continue to lead this popular faith school and inspire its children, staff and families ‘to be their best’. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future growth of our school by leading the strong and supportive team with enthusiasm, whilst continuing to improve and raise pupil achievement.

The successful candidate will be a practising Catholic and be highly passionate about Religious Education and the Catholic Life within our school, working closely with the Subject Leader and our Parish Priest.

As a school we can offer:-
• Sacred Heart is a warm and welcoming school embracing a strong Catholic ethos
• Articulate, engaged children who are keen to learn and have exceptional behaviour for learning;
• A thriving community of faith where all children are valued and cared for;
• A dedicated, inspiring and hardworking staff team committed to securing the best for all our pupils;
• Governors who are keen to support the school to achieve its mission and vision;
• A well established and welcoming parish community.

The successful candidate will:-
• Be a practising Catholic who is committed to the ethos and purpose of Catholic education and our shared mission;
• Have a proven record of successful leadership that has secured improved outcomes for all children;
• Have strong communication and interpersonal skills to lead and inspire our staff, pupils and parents;
• Be a strategic thinker who will continue to plan for the schools future development
• Be skilled in developing staff at all levels and driving excellence across the school
• Be a team player, effective collaborator and delegator;
• Have a clear understanding and knowledge of a range of operational strategies to secure improved outcomes for all our pupils.

This could be the ideal opportunity for an experienced deputy who is seeking their first Headship, or someone looking for their next exciting leadership challenge

Please contact the school office for an information pack or to arrange a visit on 01582 287480

Expected start date: January 2024



English Martyrs Catholic Primary School
High Street, Hillmorton Rugby, CV21 4EG
Leadership – L11 – L15
Permanent/Commencing September 2024

Our Lady of the Magnificat is a multi-academy of over 750 employees across 17 schools, all working
together to shape the future of Catholic Education of more than 6000 children and young people.
This is a unique opportunity within the organisation for an aspiring leader to gain experience of senior
leadership within a primary setting, under the direction of an Executive Principal and supported by a
high performing School Improvement Team.
We are looking for someone:
• Who is a practicing and committed Catholic who will support the ethos of our school and help
inspire our children to develop their own faith.
• Is passionate about educating young people and puts their wellbeing at the heart of all they
• Has experience of School Improvement working at the level of at least Assistant Headteacher.
• Who will work collaboratively with the School Leadership Team to motivate and inspire staff
while making them feel valued and supported.
As we strive to become an employer of choice, not only will you be joining a progressive multi-
academy company you will also receive a salary in line with the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions
and a competitive benefits package which includes: –
• Health & wellbeing initiatives
• Continuous career and personal development
• Family friendly policies
• Excellent pension scheme

If you are an aspiring Catholic leader, looking for your next career move and are ready to guide our school community, please visit www.magnificat.org.uk/vacancies for a recruitment pack.

All forms must be returned to hr@magnificat.org.uk by the close date.
Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 15th March 2024
Interview date: Thursday 21st March 2024

Some of our roles attract a high level of interest and for this reason we review applications as they are received, therefore on occasions this means roles may close earlier than advertised; so early applications are highly recommended.
We recognise that a diverse and inclusive workforce is essential to achieving our core mission, therefore we actively encourage a wide diversity of applications. We also are committed to being an equal opportunities employer we will make reasonable adjustments required for interview where requested.

Our Lady of the Magnificat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and
therefore the post is subject to an enhanced DBS statement. We also conduct online searches for all posts in line with
guidance from KCSIE 2023. Online searches are not part of the shortlisting process itself and candidates will have a chance to address any issues of concern that come up during the search at interview.


The leaders, governors and directors of our Catholic schools are central to ensuring that the spiritual and academic life is the best it can be. Helping them and supporting more people to take on these rôles is crucial for the future of Catholic education in our diocese. If you have specific skills outlined below, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We need people who, in the midst of all changes to education policy, will keep Christ at the centre of everything they do. Bishop David would like you to consider whether you are someone who could serve our children as they grow in faith by volunteering as a Director of Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies Trust in the North of the Diocese.

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies trust (OLICAT) comprises of the Catholic academies in Bedford, Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering and Corby. It is Bishop David’s expectation that all diocesan Catholic schools will join one of the new Diocesan MATs in time.

Applications are open throughout the year and whilst you do not have to have worked in catholic education to apply, an understanding of the school system is desirable.  We are looking for applicants with experience in business management and strategy, finance, HR or charity governance.   This is a voluntary role and unpaid.  Foundation Directors must be practicing Catholics and a priests reference will be sought as part of the application process.  If you have any questions, or for further information please contact us using the details at the top of the page.



Are you looking to give something back to the community?  Are you in the position to volunteer time to a rewarding role that will truly make a difference to the young people in your parish and across the diocese? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We have vacancies in the following schools:   St Thomas More Secondary School, Bedford; St Joseph’s and St Gregory’s Primary School, Bedford and St John Rigby Primary School, Bedford.  We do not require any specific experience, just a willingness to learn about schools, training is provided.  Foundation Governors must be practicing Catholics and a priests reference will be sought as part of the application process.

To find out more contact Andrew Waterhouse via info@olicatschools.org 



OLICAT Vacancies

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies Trust encompasses schools in Bedford, Northampton, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough.  Click below to be taken to current vacancies in schools across the Trust.

STCAT Vacancies

St Thomas Catholic Academies Trust encompasses schools in Luton, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Slough.  Click below to be taken to current vacancies in schools across the Trust.