This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: St Nicholas Catholic High School
  • Reference: SEC/22/210809
  • Published: Fri 09/09/2022, 13:57 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/10/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 1.0 FTE hours, Full Time / Permanent
  • Salary: L28 to L34 (£81,942 to £94,914)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Nicholas Catholic High School, Cheshire

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St Nicholas Catholic High School, Hartford, Cheshire, CW8 1JW

Salary Scale:  L28-L34 (£81,942-£94,914) Potential enhancement for an exceptional candidate.

Contract:        Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: 3rd October 2022, 12noon

Start date:      January 2023 or later


Following the promotion of the current Headteacher to a strategic role in Catholic Education in the Diocese, the Governors are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher. If you have the vision, the drive and the ambition, we can offer an unparalleled opportunity to lead our high school, rated Good at the last Ofsted inspection in 2019, on its rapid journey of improvement towards being an outstanding school.

St Nicholas Catholic High School is an 11-18 school with 1224 students on roll.

We are a Christian community and strive to uphold strong spiritual and moral values, both in and outside the classroom. St Nicholas school is based on very clear aims and foundational principles; we aspire to live, learn and work together in the way exemplified to us by the life of Jesus Christ. Our declared mission is to let our God-given talents shine and to embrace the Gospel and its teachings.

Our Ofsted inspection underlined the progress being made in the school and provided a powerful stimulus to the school community to continue with significant changes in professional practice and in the culture of the school. Following a year of significant exam success, we are confident of our future as we work to create an outstanding school.

The governors are looking to appoint a Headteacher who is passionate about realising students’ potential and maintaining our ethos where students and staff work together in a dynamic, happy and supportive environment.

The Governors are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who:

  • is a practising Catholic with a strong passion and commitment to Catholic education
  • is currently a successful Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher
  • is an inspirational leader with a clear vision for the future of the school, building on its current progress
  • has proven leadership and managerial skills to steer the school through the ever-changing educational landscape
  • has the passion and commitment to ensure that every child succeeds and is treated as an individual
  • has a proven track record of implementing changes and raising standards in teaching and learning, within a consistent, caring, accountable ethos


We highly recommend a visit to the school where you will feel our positive, supportive atmosphere, strong sense of community, have the opportunity to meet our excellent staff and be engaged by our young people.  Visits from prospective applicants are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by appointment. Please contact Mrs Fleur MacCready, the school business manager by email to or telephone 01606 539735.


Completed applications should be returned by 12 noon on Monday 3rd October 2022 by email to


Shortlisting will take place on the 5th October 2022

Interviews will be held on 19th/20th October 2022

All applications must be on the current attached Catholic Education Service (CES) application form and the successful candidate will be required to sign a CES contract. The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS and receipt of satisfactory references.