St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust


St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust

Position: Headteacher

Salary: L14 – L20 (£58,135 - £67,364)

Permanent - Full Time

Based at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Grantham

Closing date Friday 1st July 2022, 9:00am


Are you driven to make a difference, making every day count for every child? Are you an experienced school leader, with high expectations and standards?


The Directors of St Thérèse of Lisieux Multi Academy Trust, are seeking to appoint an outstanding Leader to enable pupils achieve the best possible outcomes. The ideal candidate will be someone who has strong interpersonal skills, the ability to bring people together to work as a team and who can strike the balance between providing support and challenge.


We are also keen to hear from any talented individuals who aspire to headship but who might initially benefit from a period of support in the short term, by an experienced Headteacher colleague. Such individuals would have high potential and leadership experience.


The successful candidate would be able to access outstanding CPD opportunities via the Trust and Teaching School, and would be offered a level of support appropriate for their skills and experience.


St Mary’s is part of the St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust, along with all the Catholic Schools in Lincolnshire. Reporting and working closely with the CEO, you will use your leadership skills across the Catholic life of the school and standards of teaching and learning. Working with the school community, you will be responsible for the all-round spiritual, social and academic development of all pupils.


At St Mary’s first and foremost, we are a Catholic school, rooted firmly in the gospel values of love and respect. We put the interests and needs of our children first and we strive to do all we can to encourage them to fulfil their full potential and develop a lifelong love of learning.


At St Mary’s we seek to live out our school Mission statement “We Believe. We Succeed. We Soar.”


Join us and help us shape the future of Catholic education in Lincolnshire.


How to apply


If you are interested in applying for the post, application packs are available from our website: 


Should you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Tamer Robson, ( to arrange a meeting with James McGeachie (CEO).


Interview date to be agreed.


If you have any queries regarding this post, please do not hesitate to contact the Central HR Team via email:


The Trust and St Mary’s School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.


The successful applicant will:

  • Be a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment and a clear vision for Catholic Education. You will be expected to provide a faith reference
  • Ensure that the example and teachings of Jesus Christ are at the centre of all that we do.
  • Have a proven track records of successful leadership, management and school improvement.
  • Have the vision, drive and energy to initiate, lead and manage strategies to build on the current successes and achievements of the school.
  • Be passionate about ensuring that each pupil fulfils their unique potential.
  • Be a confident, positive and visible leader with the ability to build relationships with staff, pupils, parents, Governors, Directors and others working in the CMAT and a wide variety of external partners.
  • Constantly be looking ahead, working closely with the CMAT, Governors and the SLT to develop a compelling faith centred vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives improvement.
  • Be able to build successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success.
  • Have the ability to drive themselves and others.
  • Be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance.
  • Actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences.
  • Place safeguarding at the heart of the school.


In return we can offer you:

  • An inclusive school with amazing, truly diverse, well-motivated pupils who have a thirst for knowledge and learning and a respect for their peers and adults alike
  • A highly supportive and ambitious Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Board and Governing Body
  • A caring and positive environment inspired by our strong Catholic ethos
  • A well-established school with high aspirations for pupils and staff
  • A highly supportive, committed Governing Body
  • A welcoming, friendly, hard-working, highly cohesive staff team who are dedicated to making a difference to the children in their care,
  • A commitment to your own continuing professional development through an excellent, bespoke induction programme