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St Marie's Catholic Primary - Headteacher

Education - School

School Leadership Teaching

Wigan Schools

St Marie’s Catholic Primary School

Avondale Street





Group 2 – L15-L21


Full Time Headteacher


Required for September 2018


Due to the retirement of our long-serving and highly regarded Headteacher, the Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and dedicated person to lead our school community, and to continue to develop our outstanding school.


We wish to appoint:

  • a practising Catholic with a strong, lived faith and deep commitment to Catholic Education and the Catholic ethos of the school,

  • a person who values all children as individuals and ensures that all children are confident and able to achieve their full potential,

  • someone who will strive to maintain and further enrich our outstanding school,

  • a leader and innovator who encourages, enthuses and motivates the school community through excellent communication and interpersonal skills,

  • someone who will maintain and develop the partnerships between our school, our parents and carers, our parish, Archdiocese and the wider community.

Our children would like someone who:

  • is kind to everyone,

  • is patient, friendly and respectful,

  • is willing to listens to us,

  • is fun to be with,

  • is willing to celebrate differences,

  • is fair but strict,

  • is creative with lots of ideas,

  • helps us with our worries,

  • is able to have a laugh with us,

  • is smart. 

In return we can offer:

  • a vibrant, caring and encouraging environment for learning, underpinned by a strong Catholic ethos,

  • strong support from a highly effective and supportive Governing Body,

  • happy, confident and enthusiastic children who enjoy learning,

  • dedicated, supportive and hard-working staff who are fully committed to further raising standards in the classroom,

  • good opportunities for continuous professional development,

  • supportive parents and carers, parish and community.

To apply for this position, please complete the application form attached to this advert. Application packs are also available on the school website at


Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office on 01257 422975, or email to make an appointment.


Completed applications are returnable by post to Mrs Judith Bond, Clerk to Governors, Governor Services, Wigan Council, 2nd Floor, Civic Centre, Millgate, Wigan, WN1 1AZ, or by email to


To view the documents relating to this post, please click the links below:-

Job Description.doc
Person Specification.doc
Letter to Applicant.doc
School DBS Applicant Information.doc
Guidance for Safer Working Practices.pdf
Childcare Disqualification Requirements.doc
Application Form.doc


Shortlisting date: Wednesday 20 December 2017


Interview date: Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 January 2018


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13th Dec 2017

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