Headteacher – Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Barrow-in-Furness


Required for April 2021
Full-time, permanent position Salary range – L15-L21
Numbers on roll: 163 + 31 Nursery

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School’s governing body is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly, thoughtful and trustworthy headteacher to build on the excellent achievements of our retiring head. The successful candidate for this Barrow-in-Furness based job will be a practising Catholic who can lead from the front, further improve our school, and is fully committed to developing and enriching our mission – ‘Love one another as I have loved you’

Sacred Heart was classed Good (OFSTED, June 2016}, and was judged Good with Outstanding features for our Section 48. (June 2015)
Our happy school is at the heart of the community, and we are proud of the excellent behaviour of all our pupils and the high standards they reach. We also admire the kindness they show to each other and to the world around them. They are one of our greatest strengths.

We are looking for a headteacher who:
● Has an inspirational leadership style with an open and approachable manner
● Will have high expectations of all of our children and help them become the best that they can be
● Maintain the school’s positive partnership with parents, parishes and wider community
● Has an enthusiasm and commitment to raising standards with a clear knowledge and understanding of current developments within the primary sector ● Is a strategic thinker and planner with the skills to continue our developmental journey – including joining a Multi Academy Trust in the Diocese

We will offer:
● A welcoming, successful school with opportunities for your professional development
● An inclusive environment with children at the heart of all we do
● Enthusiastic and dedicated staff who are committed to the success of our school
● Happy and motivated children who are keen to learn and grow
● A friendly and caring atmosphere
● A committed and supportive Governing body

For an application pack and further information – please see our school website www.sacredheart.cumbria.sch.uk

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed if circumstances allow. Please contact the school office and speak to Mrs Elvy or email [email protected]
Please see our virtual tour at: https://www.sacredheart.cumbria.sch.uk/virtual-tour

Sacred Heart School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory health checks, references and Enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date:12 noon Monday 4th January 2021
Shortlisting: Friday 8th January
Proposed interview date (subject to COVID restrictions): Friday 29th January
Start date: Monday 19th April