Headteacher required – St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich

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    Headteacher required – St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich

    • Full Time
    • Ipswich

    Website St Mark's Catholic Primary School

    Stone Lodge Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 9HN


    Salary: £58,135 to £67,364*
    Required: January 2023

    An exceptional opportunity to lead a much-loved, outstanding Catholic primary School into the future.

    St Mark’s is a one-form entry Catholic primary School serving the parish of St. Mark in Ipswich, Suffolk and the Catholic community of Felixstowe.  We are a community in which Christian values are firmly rooted in the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each child.  Our rich learning environment and broad, creative curriculum enable our children to be balanced and highly accomplished young people who understand that they are uniquely created by God and are loved and valued for who they are.

    As a practising Roman Catholic in good standing with the church, your drive and vision will help us to maintain focus on raising standards so that our pupils can continue to be academically ambitious, confident and successful achievers.

    We seek to build on the very firm foundations that our present Headteacher has developed in order to continue to provide an excellent academic and pastoral education for every child in our care, and a supportive and nurturing environment for our wonderful staff.

    Our school has been assessed by Ofsted as “Outstanding”, and by the Diocese of East Anglia as Grade 1, with an extremely strong Catholic identity which permeates the school’s daily life. We are determined to both maintain those standards and improve upon them, and our new Headteacher will find a welcoming and flexible environment within which to develop and innovate new strategies.

    The school is currently exploring conversion to Academy status with a view to joining Our Lady of Walsingham Multi- Academy Trust.  The new Headteacher will therefore have the opportunity to shepherd the school through both the transition and start of this new chapter in St Mark’s story.

    We welcome applications from aspiring Deputies, experienced Headteachers or Head of Schools who will be able to demonstrate excellent leadership, management and communication skills.

    Governors seek a candidate who:

    • is a confident and proven leader who lives the gospel values:
    • has a clear consistent focus on teaching and learning so that all our children may achieve their full potential;
    • demonstrates a track record of supporting and developing excellent high-quality teaching.

    As a confident innovative and inspirational leader, the successful applicant will show that they are able to maintain positive relationships throughout the school and parish communities and provide outstanding leadership for this happy and highly successful school.


    Visits to the school for prospective candidates are both recommended and warmly welcomed.  Even if you have not been considering a move, why not come and see us and find out about this great opportunity to lead our community.

    NOR: 210-Age range: 4-11

    School tours: By appointment – please contact Karen Langley on 01473 601748 to book a tour.

    For an application pack and further information, please contact Headteacher Recruitment at headships@suffolk.gov.uk
    or telephone 01473 263943.

    Closing date: noon, 16 September 2022
    Interviews: 3 & 4 October 2022

    Visit our website: http://www.stmarkscatholicprimary.co.uk