Deputy Headteacher All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Job description

Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Contract type: Full time

Contract term: Permanent

Closing date: 24 February 2020 (12.00 noon)

Job starts: 1 September 2020

Help us to shape the future of Catholic secondary education in Nottinghamshire

The Directors of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust are looking to appoint a new Deputy Headteacher to this high performing Catholic Secondary School from September 2020.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for those looking to develop their career and aspiring to Headship.

We can offer you:
• a school with an excellent reputation (OFSTED ‘Good’ 2017). A school that is consistently oversubscribed with first preferences
• enthusiastic and ambitious young people who are keen to learn
• schools which are fully staffed by a dedicated, well qualified teaching and support team committed to supporting the school and its students
• the benefits of The Nottingham Catholic Teaching School Alliance giving you access to first class CPD
opportunities and the opportunity to be able to lead CPD for the TSA
• a highly supportive and ambitious Governing Body and MAT leadership team
• a school on a sound financial footing

This is a reserved post which means that applicants must be practising Catholics.

Please consult the document produced by the Diocese of Nottingham ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a Practising Catholic’ for further information. A copy of this document is included as part of the application pack. Your application must give the name and contact details of the person from whom the Diocese will be able to obtain a faith reference

The successful candidates will:
• be a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment and a clear vision for Catholic Education
• have a proven track record of successful management and school improvement at Assistant Headteacher or middle leader level in a Catholic School (or at the same level but not currently working in a Catholic school)
• have the vision, drive and energy to initiate, lead and manage strategies to build on the current successes and achievements of the school.
• be passionate about ensuring that each student fulfils their unique potential and embrace the culture of our Trust which seeks the to facilitate the all round spiritual, social and academic development of all students
• be a confident, positive and visible senior leader with the ability to build relationships with staff, students, parents, Directors, Governors and a wide variety of external partners.
• constantly be looking ahead, working closely with the Headteacher to develop a compelling vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives improvement.
• be able to build successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success.
• have the ability to drive yourself and others.
• be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance.
• actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences.
• place safeguarding at the heart of the school

The appointee will lead on the whole school curriculum. Experience of whole school timetabling will be a definite advantage.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust
The Trust, which was formed in September 2018, brought together all existing MATs and Catholic Schools in Nottinghamshire into a single MAT covering 4 secondary schools and 17 primary schools. The advertised posts therefore offer an outstanding opportunity for the appointees to join a forward thinking and supportive organisation committed to providing the best possible education for all our young people.

To arrange a visit to the schools please contact Jane Ellis-Laycock, Office Manager,

To obtain an application pack please visit

Closing date: Monday 24 February 2020 (12 noon)

The Trust, All Saints’ are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks are required for successful applicants.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

Practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment and a clear vision for Catholic Education

Proven track record of successful management and school improvement at Assistant Headteacher or middle leader level

Have the vision, drive and energy to initiate, lead and manage strategies to build on the current successes and achievements of the school

Employee benefits

Excellent CPD opportunities through the Nottingham Teaching School Alliance

About All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy

All Saints’ is an 11-18 Catholic Academy in Mansfield but serves a very wide area from Worksop in the north of the county to Newark in the south. In 2015 the school was inspected by the Diocese Inspection Team and was graded as outstanding. The school achieved a very successful Ofsted report in 2017 – we were graded good with some areas of the school seen as outstanding. Behaviour and standards were highly commended by Ofsted. The Academy’s ethos reflects firm gospel values; we should use our God given talents to ensure we do the best we possibly can and the drive to be the best possible individual is key to our success. The Academy motto is “We Shall Serve” and as such the school fosters a view that students are here in school to serve themselves by doing the best they possibly can and to serve others by supporting within the school community and outside through their daily work. Some of our current students represent their regional and national teams in football, rugby, swimming and cricket for boys and girls. Performing Arts is another vibrant area in our school. We have two major productions every year with some fantastic reviews and our drama students run workshops with all our feeder primaries. We have our own 4th Wall theatre company which leads the productions with a growing reputation in the local and regional area. School results at both Key Stage 4 and 5 place the school as the best in Mansfield and one of the best in North Nottinghamshire. A recent best schools guide survey put All Saints’ as the 4th best in the whole of Nottinghamshire. Our sixth form has an excellent reputation and offers mainly A levels across a wide range of subjects.

Broomhill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 6BW
All Saints Catholic Voluntary Academy website (opens in a new window)