21 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    13 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Board of Governors are seeking to appoint an aspirational Assistant Head Teacher to support the leadership team in developing the teaching and learning in school, ensuring that standards continue to rise and the school continues its rapid improvement journey.

An interest in RE or a core subject is desirable for this post.

This position would ideally suit someone who is ambitious and aspires to lead in Catholic Education. It provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills alongside an experienced leader and supportive staff and academy community.

The Governors are seeking to appoint an individual who:

  • Is a committed practising Catholic or has respect for the values of the Catholic faith and will act as a role model to others.

  • Has a good teaching record and knowledge of the primary curriculum.

  • Can work with initiative, able to make decisions and work collaboratively with others to ensure policies, practices and procedures are consistently followed.

  • Has experience of leading and impacting in a subject area.

  • Has the drive, ability and commitment to raise standards across the curriculum.

  • Is resilient, innovative, creative and forward-thinking.

  • Has highly developed interpersonal skills to work with all parties in the school community and with other schools/external agencies.

What the school offers its staff

At Sacred Heart we can offer you:

  • Committed leaders and governors to support you within the role.

  • Quality continued professional development.

  • A very supportive team of staff who want the best for all children.

  • Children and parents who value education.

  • Opportunities to work across an academy working with other leaders.

Further details about the role

The St John Paul II Multi Academy is a highly successful Catholic Multi Academy encompassing seven Primary Schools and two Secondary Schools. Our schools are based in Sutton Coldfield, Erdington and Aston.

The ethos of St John Paul II Multi Academy is Catholic and was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families.

As a Catholic multi academy, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. As a Catholic multi academy, Catholic doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of every one of our school’s activities. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all staff within the multi academy. We therefore hope that all staff will give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the St John Paul II Multi Academy.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. St John Paul II Multi Academy is an Equal Opportunities employer. The Multi Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and staff and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check is required for all successful applicants. An online search will be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates. This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and you will have the opportunity to discuss any issues of concern that may arise from this search at the interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Sacred Heart Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
185 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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