Head of Primary Phase

Leadership Spine L14-19


Dear Applicant


We are looking to appoint a ‘Head of Primary Phase’ to start in September 2018. From that time the appointed person will appoint staff and develop the curriculum along with the current Senior Leadership Team and under the line management of the Headteacher. We are looking for a serving headteacher or deputy with a passion for learning, a vision for a holistic all-through curriculum to work with a strong team to further develop our new Primary Phase.


We currently have two classes in each year from Reception to Year 3 plus a thriving Secondary and Sixth Form. Primary will continue to grow each year to become an all-through 4-18 school by 2020. St Peter’s is a split site school and the Primary site, like the Secondary, has great facilities within a large campus.


St Peter’s Catholic School has a strong tradition and reputation in the local area. We are oversubscribed at both the Primary and Secondary points of entry. We are a Catholic school with a strong Christian ethos which underpins all we do. We are also an Academy jointly sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth and the De La Salle Order – an international organisation which has been running schools for over 300 years.


Our facilities provide the potential for a developing an exciting and innovative curriculum, we require Phase Leader with the vision and determination to make it happen.


Relationships with families are extremely positive and constructive; parents and carers are keen to support the school and their children’s learning. We are not a complacent community; all staff are keen to learn and improve, developing pedagogy through research, shared practice and innovation.


If you believe you have:

  • the vision and intellect to create the best possible combination of innovative curriculum and exemplary pedagogy…
  • the determination and strategic thinking to plan and deliver the best education for our young people…
  • and the spirituality and relational qualities to further develop our Catholic learning community…

then please send your completed application forms to applications@st-peters.bournemouth.sch.uk


The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 14 January 2018. We anticipate that interviews will take place on Thursday 1 February and Friday 2 February 2018. If you do not receive a telephone call from us inviting you for an interview, please assume that on this occasion your application was not successful. Whatever the decision, however, I would like to thank you for your interest in St Peter’s School.


I look forward to receiving your application.


Yours sincerely


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Mr D J Todd




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