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Deputy Headteacher

St Thomas More High School, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Group 2, L10-15

Job summary

Sacred Heart was established one hundred years ago and we are pleased to have served our community for so long. We hope to deliver our mission statement by enabling our pupils and the wider community to learn to love God, learn to love one another, learn to love our world and develop a love of learning in the process. Assisi Catholic Trust and the Governors of Sacred Heart invite applications from experienced, enthusiastic and suitably-qualified, practising Catholic leaders to join our Trust and lead Sacred Heart in the day to day leadership and management of the school to build on our successes.

We would like someone who is:
• A practising Catholic with a clear vision and belief for Catholic education
• An outstanding teacher who leads by exemplary practice, which is founded on the belief that every child has the right to excel
• A leader who can drive continued improvement in teaching and learning
• A person who is organised with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• A leader who is committed to developing our community to fulfil our mission statement
• A leader who is committed to the wellbeing and academic progress of all children
• A person who is able to work in close partnership with the Headteacher leading our dedicated and talented staff

We can offer you:
• Children who behave well and want to learn and a committed staff who love their school
• An opportunity to continue to mould our beloved school into an excellent provider and central hub for the community
• Learning opportunities to equip you and our school with the skills needed
• An opportunity to work in partnership with a Headteacher who is dedicated to distributive leadership
• A collaborative partnership with a Headteacher and the senior leadership team as we work together on school improvement
• A supportive community and governing body who love our school

Applying for the job

Full details of the post and an application form are also available on Sacred Heart website www.shs-southend.co.uk and the ACT website www.assisicatholictrust.com. Completed applications should be sent to nparr@assisicatholictrust.com

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1074 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website St Thomas More High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email nparr@assisicatholictrust.com

About St Thomas More High School

Sacred Heart is a fully inclusive school with the highest expectations and aspirations for all our pupils. We pride ourselves on our warm, welcoming Catholic ethos. We are proud of the special relationships the school holds with parents and carers and we very much value the support and contribution they make to school life. The school also enjoys a close partnership with Sacred Heart Parish. Because home, school and parish work together, we are able to provide a happy, caring and effective learning environment, with high expectations and standards.

Our school’s Mission Statement is at the heart of all we do – “Love of God, Love of one another, Love of our world, Love of learning.” Our school is a welcoming, happy school where people are helpful, considerate and respectful of each other. The children are very happy and enjoy learning. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants and other staff who strive to ensure that every child is successful and equipped with all the skills they need to continue on their future learning journey.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas More High School

Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to contact the school to arrange a time to come and visit us. Please contact the school office on 01702 534546 or email finance@sacredheart.southend.sch.uk FAO Joy Robertson to arrange a telephone conversation, a virtual tour or an actual tour (with the school’s COVID-19 risk assessment measures in place).

School location

Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0BW