Assistant Head Teacher

St Leonard's Catholic School, Durham


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 13 to Lead Practitioners range 17, £55,202 to £60,895

Job description

The successful candidate will play a key role in the overall leadership of the school with the post being equally suited to those seeking their first Assistant Head post or to serving Assistant Heads seeking a new challenge. The post will include wide-ranging responsibility and accountability, leading and developing other staff, monitoring and evaluation work, as well as working closely with Governors. Precise responsibilities will be agreed with the successful candidate, taking in to account their experience as well as the needs of the school.
The successful candidate will have:
• A strategic vision for developing a Catholic curriculum.
• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos.
• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all pupils.
• Excellent leadership qualities and management skills.
• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning.
• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher and school leader.

School overview

School type Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1390 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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Website St Leonard's Catholic School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About St Leonard's Catholic School

St Leonard’s is a highly successful 11-18 school in the historic City of Durham. We are committed to the holistic development of young people through a broad, challenging curriculum and supportive pastoral care. Staff, pupils and parents take pride in the school and its clear Catholic ethos. There is a shared understanding of high expectations in all areas of school life. Situated just a short walk from Durham train and bus stations, the school is within sight of both castle and cathedral. We enjoy close links with Durham University and the other universities in the region. Owing to its reputation and consistent success, the school is over-subscribed welcoming 8 full forms of entry each September. Setting is introduced gradually during key stage 3 with SEND support provided where appropriate. Students from St Leonard’s move on confidently to the next stages of their lives with many attaining places at the most competitive universities. Time and care are devoted to ensuring that all are appropriately guided both during school years and afterwards. Students benefit from a good range of extra-curricular opportunities, encouraging both participation and excellence. Sports and the Arts are important features of school life together with many other activities and educational visits which contribute significantly to the education we provide. Having chosen to become an academy from November 2016, St Leonard’s is the first school in the Durham Martyrs Multi-Academy-Trust. Trust Merger: St Leonard's Catholic School are in the process of joining the Trinity Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.

School location

North End, Durham, DH1 4NG