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  • Earliest start date

    30 April 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L13 - L17 (Fringe)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We require an inspiring and aspirational Assistant Headteacher to join our already successful and strong Senior Leadership Team, working with them to help steward, develop and lead our school into the future. You will need to be someone who can demonstrate: impact in role, over a minimum of 3 years in a middle-leadership role, or SLT, bringing about developments in teaching and learning, pastoral and/ or curriculum improvement. You will have experience in more than one school and have the requisite personal resilience, emotional stability and intelligence, commitment and stamina to be a school leader. You must be committed and able to inspire, lead and develop staff and students to be the best they can be.

Working at St. Mary’s is an extraordinary opportunity. We are passionately committed to developing staff and managing workload to ensure that colleagues enjoy their work and recognise St. Mary’s as an almost-uniquely positive place to teach and enjoy their careers.

Our previous OFSTED inspection judged us as Outstanding in every category, and our most recent S48 Inspection (2018) also judged us as Outstanding in every area. KS4 performance is strong, with well above average P8 figures. At A Level we have a high proportion of A*-B Grades with students enrolling at Russell Group Universities, including Oxbridge, and a range of high-quality degree apprenticeships.

What the school offers its staff

The school is in very strong shape, educationally, financially and in our Catholic Life: Our Academic performance figures are consistently strong; our school has enjoyed a £7m refurbishment programme over the last few years (completed April 2022), the school has expanded to 6FE (with one year group at 7FE), and demand for school places has never been higher; our Section 48 report gives you a true flavour of the school – students enjoy coming to school and there are deep foundations with a strong Catholic ethos running through the entire school.

We can offer you a dedicated and supportive Governing Body, highly supportive parents, motivated staff and students, and a fantastic environment in which to work.

You will find more information in the Assistant Headteacher Recruitment Information pack, and if you are supportive of the aims and objectives of our Catholic ethos have the commitment, professional and personal skills to help lead our school, then we look forward to hearing from you.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure is required for all successful applicants. St Mary’s is committed to the equality of opportunity for all applicants.

Commitment to safeguarding

St. Mary’s is committed to keeping children safe and upholding their safeguarding responsibility.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Deirdre McHugh, Deputy Headteacher

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About St Mary's Catholic School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1158 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01279 654901

St. Mary’s has a strong tradition of providing an authentic education which aims to deliver excellence for every member of our Catholic community. Our three core values of 'Love, Respect, Flourish' permeate through all aspects of our work.

Our school is built upon an ambitious mission for each and every young person:

To fulfil academic potential
To be fully developed in the personal, social and spiritual areas of life
To achieve excellence in every area of life
To be underpinned by Gospel Values, enabling each person to value individuals and contribute positively to society.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@stmarys.net.

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