Head of School Vacancy

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Holy Cross School is looking for a new Head of School. Please read the attached welcome messages from our Executive Headteacher and our children. Please also see the attached information, job description and application forms.  

Welcome to Holy Cross Catholic Primary School!

I am delighted that you are interested in the post of Head of School here and hope that the information provided within this application pack gives you a clear picture of our School. I am sure you would agree that to really understand any school you need to visit itand see it in action and so we warmly welcome visits from any potential candidates for this important leadership role.

Holy Cross School is part of Aspire London, a federation of two schools – Holy Cross and St Augustine’s. Both schools are one form of entry with a Nursery and are both in the Diocese of Southwark and the Local Authority of Lewisham. This is a very exciting time for our Schools, our federation began in September 2018 and will become a hard federation on 1stApril 2020. The name Aspire comes from the St Oscar Romero quote “Aspire not to have more but to be more”. This message summarises our moral purpose perfectly and is an ethos and a way of thinking we instill within our School community.

Holy Cross is a wonderful School with keen, enthusiastic children, supportive parents and carers and a fabulous staff team. We are looking for someone to use all that positivity and take us forward.  We provide our children with a deep and purposeful curriculum encouraging them to be curious, engaged and successful. Our results show pleasing progress and attainment but our most important job is to help children develop firm foundations of knowledge and understanding as well as a love of learning that will secure life long achievement and success. 

Our School holds the Catholic faith at the heart of all we do. Our values and beliefs come from the teachings of Jesus Christ and we use our God given talents and skills to benefit our community and the wider world. Our children undertake a wide range of activities to ensure that they do not simply learn their faith but rather, they live their faith.

We wish to appoint a Head of School who will be keen to share and learn their talents and skills with our community to ensure our children continue to develop and experience the wonders of life and learning. We wish our new Head of School to be a motivational leader, someone who will go the extra mile and inspire our staff and our children to become confident, happy and leaders of the future themselves. Ultimately we want someone who will love our School as much as we do.

Finally I thank you once again for your interest in this available position and hope that this pack gives you a clear sense of our School and what we are looking for in the successful candidate. If you have any questions we have not addressed here please do not hesitate to contact us at the school on 0208 698 2675 or jwilson52.209@lgflmail.org

We look forward to hearing from you, this could be the start of an amazing journey…

Mary Collins

Executive Headteacher

KS1 Welcome Letter

KS2 Welcome Letter

Head of School Vacancy

Head of School Job Description

Leadership Application Form