Vacancies

We currently have two vacancies for a Year 3 Class Teacher and Executive Headteacher.

As God’s family we nurture and inspire our children by broadening their horizons as they learn. Through rich and varied experiences, we enable them to be a loving and caring influence on our world

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG

Email: office@stmarysrcps.org

Tel: 01502 565 384

Year 3 Class Teacher

  • Salary: MPS- Post suitable for an NQT
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Required for September 2021

Teacher Job Description & Person Specification

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School is a welcoming and vibrant Primary School situated in Lowestoft. Staff, parents and Governors are very proud of the school and recognise it is a delightful place to grow and learn. We welcome applicants from all faiths and backgrounds.

The school is part of St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to share practice across the Trust and contribute to the future success of our school.  The school shares an Executive Head with another local Catholic school and there is a tradition of long established joint support between the two schools and the aspiration to share more leadership, staffing, CPD and vision to be the best possible environments for learning, growth and spiritual development.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and tenacious Year 3 Class Teacher to join the school as part of our highly committed team. This post is suitable for a proactive and enthusiastic NQT, whom we can support well through our MATs Teaching School Hub and underpinned by the Early Career Framework. Staff wellbeing is at the centre of our practice and we are looking for a class teacher who is passionate about learning.

You will be

  • An enthusiastic, well-motivated and forward thinking KS2 teacher
  • A tenacious practitioner who has drive and passion to continue the journey towards excellence.
  • An outstanding, fun and creative classroom practitioner with high expectations for pupils’ work and behaviour
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the curriculum

We can offer you:

  • Friendly and enthusiastic children
  • Excellent support from our dedicated team of staff
  • An enthusiastic and supportive Executive Head Teacher and Head of School who put the interests of the children first
  • A commitment to on-going professional development
  • Strong links with the Trust, community and church
  • A school committed to staff well-being

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed following our schools risk assessment, to arrange an appointment please call: 01502 565384

For an application form and further details, please visit the school website https://www.stmarysrcps.com/.

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th June 2021 at midday.

Shortlisting date: Monday 28th June 2021

Interview date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

Application forms should be returned to office@stmarysrcps.org or by post to Mrs E Parker, Head of School, Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, NR33 0DG

Applicants should be supportive of our catholic ethos. St John the Baptist CMAT welcomes applications from members of minority ethnic communities and those with disabilities. The MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be subject to DBS checks along with relevant employment checks.

 

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Lowestoft & St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School Gorleston (the ‘Coastal Catholic Schools’)

The Coastal Catholic Schools of Norfolk & Suffolk– part of St John the Baptist CMAT

St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School, East Anglian Way, Gorleston, Norfolk, NR31 6QY

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG

Email:               office@stmarysrcps.org           office@smspprimary.norfolk.sch.uk

Websites:        https://www.stmarysrcps.com/          https://smspprimary.co.uk/

Tel:  01502 565 384 (St Mary’s)      01493 445117 (St Mary & St Peter)

Executive Headteacher

L20 (£67,364) - L26 (£78,024)

Full Time - Required for January 2022, or earlier by agreement

Executive Headteacher Job Description & Person Specification

St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School are two vibrant Roman Catholic Primary Schools situated in Gorleston and Lowestoft respectively on the east coast of Norfolk and Suffolk. They are within easy travelling distance from each other and share many characteristics, such as size, ethos, a close working relationship and similarity in both opportunity and challenges. Due to the promotion of the current postholder we are excited to appoint a new Executive Headteacher across the two schools. Staff, parent and Governors are very proud of our two schools and they are welcoming and delightful places to grow and learn.

We are committed to the belief that everyone is treated with fairness, justice, compassion, inclusiveness, love, respect and ensure all pupils have the opportunity for a quality education in a spiritual environment.

Both schools were founding members in May 2016 of the St John the Baptist Catholic Multi Academy Trust and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape both the schools and contribute to the future success of the Trust. Our schools have separate Local Governing Bodies but have long established joint working and aspire to share more leadership, staffing, CPD and vision to be the best possible environments for learning, growth and spiritual development.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to develop their career in a senior post not often available at Primary level as the successful candidate will be joining a strong Multi Academy Trust committed to staff development and stable schools which have great potential to become even stronger in the near future.

The Directors and LGB are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, ethos driven and capable senior leader to take the helm of our happy and community centred schools. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success as a senior leader and will commit themselves to further improving Teaching and Learning within both schools.

We welcome applications from exceptional candidates at the cusp of school Leadership, as well as strong established leaders.

Applications are sought from practising Catholics who will develop further our Catholic ethos.

For an application form and further details please visit our Trust website – www.stjohnthebaptist-cmat.org.uk or visit either schools’ website. Preliminary visits to the schools are welcome by arrangement with the current Executive Headteacher Mrs Priscilla Crane or alternatively the CEO of the Trust Mr Brian Conway on 01603 611431.

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd July 2021 at midday.

Interview dates: Tuesday and Wednesday 13th and 14th July 2021.

Application forms should be returned to recruitment@sjbcmat.org.uk or by post to John Eady, Compliance Manager, St John the Baptist CMAT, Surrey Street, Norwich, NR1 3PB.

Applicants should be practicing Catholics supportive of our ethos. St John the Baptist CMAT welcomes applications from members of minority ethnic communities and those with disabilities. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be subject to DBS checks along with relevant employment checks.

 

Our Mission Statement

At St Mary's, we celebrate God's love for us, as we learn and grow together.

We live life to the full, to become the best we can be.

Discover Lowestoft

Lowestoft is Britain's most easterly town and the first place to see the sunrise.  Our school looks out on an expansive Blue Flag beach with golden sands.

We are also close to Oulton Broad with its nature reserve and excellent water activities.

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St. Mary’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS with Barred check and satisfactory references.

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St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384
Email: office@stmarysrcps.org

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mr Lambert.

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