St Peter’s is proud of its history and its heart. We are a Catholic School in the Diocese of Portsmouth, situated in Bournemouth close to the New Forest and Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.


These are exciting times at St Peter’s. Founded on the life, teaching and example of Jesus and the 350 year tradition of De La Salle Education we are one of the largest Catholic schools in the country. We are a growing and over-subscribed mixed comprehensive school, 4 years into our 6 year journey of developing into an all-through school for 4 to 18 year olds.


Due to the retirement of our Headteacher a unique opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and inspirational individual to join St Peter’s. We are looking for someone with the energy, drive and ambition to boldly lead St Peter’s as we complete our journey to become an all-through school; shaping our vision for the next 2 years and beyond, whilst building on the successes of the past.


As a practising Catholic with a deep rooted Catholic faith, you’ll work tirelessly to provide a safe, supportive and spiritual environment where our young people and staff thrive and become the people that God wants them to be, where all our brothers and sisters love to learn and learn to love.


A strong communicator, you’ll develop deep and meaningful connections with our whole school community inspiring our staff, pupils, parents and the wider community to continue to believe in and support St Peter’s. And, with a passion for pedagogy, you’ll encourage great aspirations in all, motivating deep learning and exceptional progress for each and every young person here at St Peter’s.


You will also have a proven track record of astute financial acumen, developing highly-motivated performing teams who recognise and reward excellent practice and collaborative working with a range of partners.


St Peter’s is a Good school. ‘St Peter’s successfully fosters high-quality spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. So is the quality of care, guidance, and support, helping pupils become responsible young citizens. Parents greatly appreciate what the school does for their children’ (Ofsted, 2017). And our Early Years provision is Outstanding.‘Children in Reception have an excellent start to their education, making outstanding progress’.


If you believe in the ethos of our school and have the desire and passion to lead us then we would love you to bring your drive and ambition to St Peter’s. You are warmly encouraged to visit our school. To arrange your visit please contact the School Office on 01202 427291 or email Ms Joy, our HR Officer, on: applications@st-peters.bournemouth.sch.uk.


Closing date for applications is Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 12 noon.

Interviews will be held Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2019.


Applications (Application form, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Disclosure Form and Recruitment Monitoring form), should be sent to Mr Richard Dickinson (Chair of Governors), c/o Ms C Joy (HR Officer), St Peter’s Catholic School, St Catherine’s Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4AH.


‘With Christ as our guide, learning together, loving God and each other, becoming the best we can be’



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