Assistant Headteacher

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1YH

26 days remaining to apply

  • Earliest start date

    5 January 2023

  • Latest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    4 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 October 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 7-11

Assistant Headteacher job summary

This is an exceptional opportunity to join our team as an Assistant Headteacher at St Mary's Catholic Primary.

Leadership Spine: L 7-11

The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational Assistant Headteacher, who can support the Headteacher in strategically leading and managing the school.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead staff in continuing to raise standards and have a shared responsibility for the overall effectiveness, in providing the highest quality of education for all our pupils.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a practising Catholic, committed to the ethos and vision of Catholic education and able to nurture faith and spirituality;
  • be an outstanding class teacher, passionate in developing high standards and striving for excellence;
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire staff and children to achieve the highest standards;
  • have experience of strategic planning and leadership;
  • have a strong commitment to their own learning and professional development.

We can offer you:

  • a caring, welcoming school and parish community with a strong Catholic ethos;
  • children who are motivated, eager to learn, happy and well-behaved;
  • committed, hardworking, supportive staff and governing body;
  • exceptional opportunities for professional development, to empower you to lead and innovate;
  • a clear vision for school development;
  • a well-resourced and rich learning environment.

St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding pupils, any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, health check and enhanced criminal record check via the Criminal Records Bureau (for Children and Vulnerable Adults) and proof of right to work in the UK. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement with the School Office.

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About St Mary's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
439 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01634 855783

St Mary's is a successful and happy school, combining a caring Catholic ethos with enthusiastic learners. Children's behaviour is outstanding due to our commitment to high expectations and a positive approach to learning.

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