Headteacher, St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School, Wakefield

Location: St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School, Wakefield

Closing Date: February 7, 2022


L27 £79,958– L33 £92,624 (depending on experience)

Required September 2022

Due to the impending retirement of the current Headteacher, the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust Board wishes to appoint a practising catholic with a strong personal faith, with the vision, leadership and energy to build on the school’s strengths, and provide pupils with the very best learning experiences.

St. Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School is a successful, popular and oversubscribed school with approximately 750 students on roll, currently rated Good by Ofsted. We are looking for a leader who will inspire pupils, staff, parents and governors and motivate the whole community to ensure the best possible outcomes for each individual pupil.

We have a strong Catholic ethos, set in a caring and inclusive community. St. Thomas à Becket is part of The Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust, a well‐established Multi-Academy Trust entering its 10th year of operation. Within our 15 academies are communities where our children and young people are given a clear vision for life, a vision which is rooted in the person and teachings of Jesus Christ and which is faithful to the mission of the Catholic Church. The school aims to support families in preparing children to live a full and fruitful life, realising their God-given individuality, importance and potential.

The appointed candidate will be a highly collaborative strategic leader with an ability to engage with a range of internal and external partners, including other Headteachers, to further enhance school improvement across the Trust.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a committed practising Catholic, with a strong personal faith, who will strive to uphold and develop strong spiritual and moral values throughout the whole school and wider community.
  • Be an inspirational leader with a clear vision for the future of the school, building on its current capacity.
  • Lead by example, with a ‘can-do’ attitude that inspires commitment from students, staff and the local community.
  • Have a proven track record of successful leadership, raising standards in teaching and learning, resulting in measurable whole school improvement, within an aspirational, caring and accountable ethos.
  • Understand the current educational climate.
  • Demonstrate strong financial acumen.

For an informal and confidential conversation about this post please contact Dion Mills on 07899063321.

Application forms and an information pack can be requested from dion.mills@hays.com.

Closing date: 9am Monday 7th February 2022

Interviews: Friday 18th February 2022

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Criminal Records Bureau.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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