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 mcginnell@nores.org.uk

 

Recruitment Guidance & Documentation 

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

Teachers Pay & Conditions 2015

Recruitment Guidance for Governors - 2016 (pdf)

Memorandum on the Appointment of Teachers (pdf)

NORES Guidance - Staffing (pdf)

 
 
 
School Vacancies

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

 

 

Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Luton are looking to recruit a new Headteacher from September 2019.  For a confidential conversation or to arrange a school visit please contact Syvonne Wilson at Academicis on (Direct) 01223 907976, (Switchboard) 01233 907979, (Mobile) 07500 889504 or by email swilson@academicis.co.uk.

 

Thomas Becket Catholic School, Northampton, NN3 6HT  www.thomasbecket.org.uk

We are always looking for people on our team who are professional, dedicated and committed to the goal of transforming lives.  Our staff embrace our core values to create a supportive and welcoming environment for all students, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds.

The range of vacancies we offer is highly varied but every role has one thing in common – they are all designed to support the delivery of outstanding teaching and learning.   If you feel that you have the right qualities to join our team, we are very interested in hearing from you. 

Please contact Jan Jayes , the HR Manager 01604 493211  janh@thomasbecket.org.uk

 

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Class teachers at St Anthony's

You are warlmly invited to visit the school.

Please contact Mrs Sam MacKenzie, the School Business Manager on bursar@stanthonys.slough.sch.uk  The application form and further details can be found on our website http://www.stanthonys.slough.sch.uk under News/Vacancies. 

Telephone: 01753 645828

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St Joseph's Primary, Luton

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School are currently advertising positions for teachers starting  in September 2019. For further details please contact Mrs. Board school Bursar on 01582 572964. Alternatively visit www.mynewterm.com to see the adverts in full. 

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St Martin de PorresPrimary, Luton are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher for September 2019.

Visits to the school are encouraged. For further information please visit our website www.stmartindeporresluton.co.uk or contact Cheryl Harris, PA to the Leadership Team on 01582 617600 admin@smdpluton.co.uk to arrange a visit.

Closing date for applications:     23rd April 2019 at 12.00 noon.

 

Interview Date:                              29th April 2019