Thank you for taking the time to visit this website and find out more about the role of Headteacher here at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School. Our new Headteacher will join us at a key stage in our school’s development. There is a huge amount to be positive about. Our last GCSE results were the best we have ever achieved (placing the school in the top 20% nationally). We have established a highly professional and very capable cohort of staff that is motivated, talented and committed to our values and aspirations.
We are financially resilient and continue to be a highly popular school in Leeds, so we can plan for the future with confidence. And we have a highly experienced and knowledgeable Board of Governors that works closely with the school’s leadership team to build on what we do well, and identify areas where we can do more. It all adds up to a fantastic opportunity.
Our strong Catholic ethos is central to the school’s identity and success, and we set out to embed our mission statement, “putting our faith in education” in all that we do, and make it a part of everyday school life. Academic attainment is a priority, but we are also committed to the development of the whole person, so the emphasis is on supporting each student to achieve their individual potential.
We believe that we have all the right building blocks in place to become an outstanding school, and highly effective leadership will be central to achieving this. We have high expectations of our new Headteacher – we’ll want to hear about your track record of leading and delivering whole school improvement, and we expect that you’ll bring clear ideas about what an outstanding school looks like.
If you have any questions about the role please do speak with our advising consultants at Navigate, Jo Fish and Raymond Kelly, who would be delighted to have an informal (and confidential) conversation on 0113 287 8445.
I encourage you to visit www.cardinalheenan.com to find out more about the school and I’d also like to extend an invitation to visit us in person. This can be arranged by contacting Navigate.
Chair of Governors