Head teacher Post - Required for January 2020


              St John Vianney Catholic Primary School

             Hillhead Road

             West Denton

Newcastle upon Tyne


Email: admin@stjohnvianney.newcastle.sch.uk



Required for January 2021


Permanent Full Time Post



                                                                                                      L11 – L24a

                                                                                              £52,643 - £71,590


The Governors of St John Vianney Catholic Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, ambitious and highly effective Head teacher.


Expectations of our Headteacher:

  • Hold and articulate clear values and moral purpose, which take account of the educational mission of the Church focused on providing a world-class education for the pupils they serve.
  • Demand ambitious standards for all pupils, overcoming disadvantage and advancing equality, instilling a strong sense of accountability in staff for the impact of their work on pupils’ outcomes that reflect the distinctive characteristics of Catholic education.
  • Ensure that the school’s systems, organisation and processes are well considered, efficient and fit for purpose, upholding the principles of transparency, integrity and probity reflecting the school’s Gospel values.
  • Model entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to school improvement, leadership and governance, confident of the vital contribution of internal and external accountability.


In return we can offer:

  • A strong Catholic ethos.
  • A fully inclusive environment with talented, confident and happy children.
  • A passionate and dedicated team of staff committed to achieving outstanding outcomes for all pupils.
  • A supportive, loyal and committed Leadership Team and Governing Body with a clear vision.
  • A commitment to your continued professional development.

The Governing Board and Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults ensuring that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard them.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service. 


Successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted individually to inform them of their date(s) and time(s) for interview.

Opportunity to visit school – W/C 31 August.  Please email Lisa McDine to arrange

Closing date for applications: - Friday 4th September 12 noon

Shortlisting: Wednesday 9th September 2020

Interviews: W/C 21st September 2020


  Completed application pack returnable to:




Please note applications via e-mail will require a real signature on the day of interview