Recruitment in Schools

The preservation and development of the quality and distinctive nature of Catholic schools depends on the faith, practice and commitment of the teachers in the schools, working with their Governing Body. 

The Catholic Church understands the vocation of a teacher as a form of ministry within the Church. 1 All teachers in Catholic schools are employed to participate in the Church’s teaching office, exercising this ministry in accordance with the Church’s teachings. This requires teachers to be witnesses in word and deed to the Divine Teacher, Jesus Christ.2

To find Catholic teachers who combine personal conviction and practice of the faith with the required professional qualifications and experience, especially in specialist subjects, is always a high priority.

1 Gravissimum Educationis, 8      2 Lay Catholics in Schools: Witnesses to Faith, 32

Governing Bodies, as the employers of staff, have a duty to ensure that the Catholic character of the school is maintained and developed. The Bishops’ expect that Governing Bodies will employ Catholic teachers who combine personal conviction and practice of the faith with the required professional qualifications and experience, in order to ensure this.

Reserved Posts: Senior leadership posts (Headteacher or equivalent and Deputy Head) and Head of RE (or equivalent) within schools and academies must be filled by practising Catholics who can show, by example and from experience, that they will ensure that the school or academy is distinctively Catholic in all aspects.

Guidance must be sought from NORES before reserved posts are advertised and a member of NORES staff must be part of any interview process. The full procedure for recruitment can be founf in the NORES Guidane - Staffing document below.   If you have any questions regarding recruitment, please contact Mgr Kevin McGinnell on 01582 723312 or


Recruitment Guidance & Documentation 

*Updated* Recruitment Guidance for Reserved Posts 

The Catholic Education Service (CES) provide both guidance and model documentation to ensure fair and effective recruitment. Guidance can be found on their website. 

Memorandum on the Appointment of Teachers (pdf)

Catholic Education in England and Wales
Head Teacher Model Job Description 2017

Head Teacher Model Person Specification 2017

School Vacancies

 School Vacancies from across England and Wales  can be found here.



Class teachers at St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

You are warlmly invited to visit the school.

Please contact Mrs Sam MacKenzie, the School Business Manager on 

The application form and further details can be found on our website

under News/Vacancies. 

Telephone: 01753 645828 

 Diocese of Northampton

St Louis Catholic Primary School

Harris Court   Aylesbury   Buckinghamshire   HP20 2XZ

Telephone: 01296 488915

Fax: 01296 486754

Head Teacher: Mrs. Catherine Machin







(Permanent – Full Time)


We are looking for a dedicated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join our vibrant and successful school and work in partnership with the Headteacher.


Are you:

  • An exciting, imaginative teacher with an excellent record of classroom practice and leading others?
  • Passionate about children’s learning and developing the whole child?


We will offer you:


  • A welcoming community with a strong Catholic ethos where every child is known and valued
  • Enthusiastic, happy and respectful children
  • A commitment to continued professional development
  • The prospect to make a significant impact on our school
  • Designated leadership time and working space
  • L10- 15 on the leadership range (depending on experience)


Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we have placed files on our website, including the application form, guidance notes, job description and person specification so that you can gain an insight into our school.  Please contact the school office by email if you have any questions or to arrange a phone call to discuss the post further. 


Please note CVs will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 24th April 2020

Interviews (by video conference if necessary) 30th April 2020


We are firmly committed to the safeguarding of all children in our care and all applicants will be subject to a range of safe recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS.