• Employer: Wirral School
  • Salary: £71,729 to £83,081
  • Location: Our Lady & St Edward's Catholic Primary School
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 1 FTE hours.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 18/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Reference: SCH/24/269839

For September 2024

Group 3 School

ISR: L18 - 24

NOR: 486


Due to the retirement of our highly respected and much loved headteacher, there is an opportunity for an inspirational, resilient and dedicated Catholic leader to be the next headteacher of Our Lady and St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School.


Our new headteacher will:


Be a practising Catholic with a strong commitment to Catholic education and continuing to develop the Catholic life and ethos of our school.


Have significant, recent and successful senior leadership experience in a primary school with a strong school improvement knowledge and understanding.


Build on our well planned and rich curriculum to provide the best education and experience for our children, with high expectations of attainment and behaviour.


Be an inclusive and collaborative leader who has the ability to continue to motivate and inspire our experienced and dedicated staff.


Continue to promote strong partnerships with parents, governors, our parish and the wider community in North Birkenhead including the Cradle to Career partnership.


Be an enthusiastic, dedicated leader with clear vision and the excellent interpersonal skills to make the vision a reality.


We offer:

  • A highly inclusive, popular and successful school set in heart of the community.
  • Happy children who love their school and all it offers to them.
  • A hard working, dedicated and highly skilled staff team.
  • Continued professional development for the headteacher and all school staff.
  • An experienced and knowledgeable governing board who are committed to supporting the school effectively.


Our Lady and St. Edward's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Appointment to this post is subject to relevant pre-employment checks - 3 satisfactory references, including a Faith reference, verification of qualifications and eligibility to work in the UK as set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education, including an enhanced DBS certificate with a barred-list check.


Due to the nature of work the above post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


By engaging in this recruitment process, shortlisted candidates consent to an online search in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.


Only completed Catholic Education Service (CES) applications will be considered.


The application pack is available on the school website alongside notes to applicants and application forms https://www.ourlady-saintedwards.co.uk/page/vacancies/46014 All completed applications to be submitted electronically to Julie English, Diocese of Shrewsbury. Julie.English@dioceseofshrewsbury.org


We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.


Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please telephone the school office on 0151 652 3366 to arrange this.


Closing date: Monday, 18 March 2024 at Noon

Shortlisting date: Thursday, 21 March 2024

Interview Dates: Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 April 2024


The school is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of our children and expects the same level of commitment from all staff.


This post is subject to an Enhanced Level CRB check.


All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability


Our Lady & St Edward's Catholic Primary School

495 Price Street,



CH41 8DU

Telephone: 0151-652 3366

Email: schooloffice@ourlady-saintedwards.wirral.sch.uk


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