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St Benedict's Catholic School

St Benedict's
Catholic School

Senior Progress Lead

Job Title: Senior Progress Lead

L1- L5

Job Term:


Appointment: Permanent
Place of work: St Benedict’s Catholic School

September 2023

We are seeking to appoint a skilled and dedicated colleague to join our fantastic school as a Senior Progress Lead. Working with pastoral support officers, other senior leaders and form tutors, Senior Progress Leaders oversee the pastoral and academic performance of a year group and lead an area of whole school responsibility. We are keen to appoint a colleague who has high expectations for young people and a commitment to removing barriers to success to create an environment where all young people can flourish.

Our school is committed to our mission as a Catholic community and seeks to help all our young people achieve their potential both academically and personally. We can offer a positive environment where you will be encouraged to progress further in your career should you wish, supported by a team of staff who are hardworking and dedicated to the school.

Our Ofsted 2022 report states:

St Benedict’s Catholic School continues to be a good school.

It goes on to say:

Pupils say that their school is a happy place where they feel safe and accepted. They know that their teachers look after them and provide them with the support they need.

Pupils demonstrate very positive attitudes to their work. It is important for them to be the best they can be. They are also respectful, kind and compassionate towards each other, their teachers and visitors to the school. Older students are mature and self-assured, and support younger pupils in and out of the classroom.

Pupils interact well with each other and with their teachers. They help each other in class. They listen carefully and appreciate others’ hard work. Instances of low-level disruption are very rare. Bullying hardly exists. Should it happen, it is dealt with swiftly.

Pupils flourish as a result of the school’s powerful caring ethos. Pupils are open minded and confident. They embrace diversity, respect difference and understand other world religions. Pupils say, ‘It is a school where it is okay to be different.’

Please full report for more details.

Our Section 48 Diocesan Inspection of the religious character of the school June/ July 2022 judged the school to be Outstanding.

Our school is committed to our mission as a Catholic community and seeks to help all our young people achieve their potential both academically and personally.

St Benedict's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check. The school reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.


Closing date: 30 May 2023
Interviews: As and when applications received

Further details:

St Benedict’s Catholic School
Beetons Way,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP32 6RH

Tel: 01284 775712
Fax: 01284 70192