St. Joseph's Catholic College

New Principal

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Principal, Mr Paul Hughes, who will be joining the College from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Salisbury. Mr Hughes has many years’ experience in education, having begun his teaching career in Ireland before taking up senior leadership posts at St. Augustine’s in Trowbridge, a secondment as Director of Education at Clifton Diocese and, most recently, having spent ten years as Headteacher at St. Joseph’s in Salisbury. Mr Hughes is married and has three children.

Speaking of his hopes and aspirations for the College, Mr Hughes said,

“My priorities as the new Principal will include strengthening key areas of the curriculum, as well as leading new developments. St. Joseph’s is a vibrant and dynamic College and I want the community to be really proud of it. We want to be the best that we can be - Ofsted and others will give their judgements but we should be our own best critics. There are challenges ahead but we have a vibrant College with great energy and, working together, I am confident we will offer the best education to the young people we serve.”

Chair of Governors, Stephen Lake, said of the appointment,

 “Paul is a highly experienced headteacher and we are very pleased that he has accepted the post at the College. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will stand the College in good stead as we move forward. We are all very pleased that we have managed to recruit such an experienced head and know that the whole College will join with us in making him welcome when he takes up his post later in the year.”

Mr Hughes will start at the College on 1st September 2013, with Mr Slater and Mr Hathaway, Assistant Principals, continuing in the role of Joint Acting Principals in the interim period.