• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    7 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    26 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership L10 - L14

Job summary

The Governors of this outstanding Catholic High School wish to appoint a well qualified and innovative senior leader with a proven track record of success to join our thriving Senior Leadership Team. This post is permanent and the commencement date is 1 September 2021.

The post of Assistant Headteacher has emerged since we are increasing capacity at senior leadership level at this exciting time in the school’s history as we commence a full school new build in January 2022 as part of the Schools Rebuilding Programme.

Further, there is a necessity for us to focus on specific cohorts in our school to ensure they receive the best educational experience.

This role involves identifying barriers to learning of certain cohorts of students by analysing their curriculum experience, engagement in school and pressures outside the classroom. The postholder will have the necessary skills to analyse key data and be able to work through teachers and support staff to deliver strategies for success which will ensure these young people will thrive and achieve the qualifications to equip them to progress to their next step.

We are looking for an inspirational leader who can work with colleagues and students to explore the curriculum offer, both in the classroom and wider opportunities/enrichment and be able to employ innovative strategies to guarantee progress is made.

Applications are invited from candidates who:
• have a commitment to Catholic education
• are committed to improving the lives of young people
• have excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• are able to lead, motivate and inspire students and staff
• have the energy, resilience and determination to succeed

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
975 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01942 510715

About St John Fisher Catholic High School

Welcome to St John Fisher Catholic High School!

We are a thriving Catholic school community serving young people in the heart of Wigan.
We believe in delivering a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by a strong faith experience and an excellent pastoral care system.
We believe every child deserves to feel safe and valued and because of this, our young people flourish academically, socially and spiritually in our school.
Our mission statement, Learning Together as a Community in Christ encapsulates everything we do.

We promote a love of learning through our quality first teaching. We are a fully inclusive community which recognises the worth of every individual and we encourage all our community to be Christ-like – being respectful, polite, kind and aspirational.

Could you be part of that team?

Why work at St John Fisher?

We have high expectations of our students and of our staff – people matter in our school. We expect our staff to be models of excellence and demonstrate a strong moral core and a professional work ethic. Staff are valued and supported in their pursuit of professional development. In return, we expect total commitment to our strong Catholic ethos and a relentless pursuit of aspiration for our young people – we want them to do their best and be their best.

Our school has been identified as one of fifty schools to be in the first stage of the Department for Education’s, new School Rebuilding Programme. A full new school will be built on the current site with construction commencing January 2022.
Be part of something exciting…

Thank you for taking an interest in our school.

Alison Rigby

Arranging a visit to St John Fisher Catholic High School

If you would like a tour of the school to help you gather a sense of what we are about, times available are Thursday 29 April 12.30pm -1.30pm, Friday 30 April 2.00pm-3.00pm, Wednesday 5 May 9.30am -11.00am and Thursday 6 May 9.30am -11.00am, please email recruitment@sjf.wigan.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

School location

Baytree Road, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 7RN

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