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Deputy Headteacher

Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood, Fleetwood, Lancashire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
L17 to L22 ( £62,570 to £70,745)

Job summary

The Governors wish to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Deputy Headteacher. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who will be excited to take a leading role and make a significant contribution to our journey as we get back on track and provide the very best for the children who have been entrusted to us.

As the title implies, you will deputise for the Headteacher, and support the wider leadership team, in implementing our very ambitious improvement plans to secure outstanding provision for the young people who have been entrusted into our care by their families.
Whilst the principal responsibility of our current Deputy Headteacher is Pastoral Care, there is sufficient talent and flexibility within the SLT to adapt to embrace the skills and experience of the successful applicant. Additionally, whilst there will be a teaching commitment, there is absolutely no preference with regard to subject specialism, and so please don’t allow that to be a factor when considering your application.

Applying for the job

Application forms and further details are available via the school website, or by contacting the school. Candidates are more than welcome, indeed encouraged, to visit the school prior to application, or, in light of Covid current restrictions, candidates may prefer to call to discuss the opportunity.

Closing Date for applications: 27th January, 2021

Shortlisting: 8th February, 2021

Interviews: 3rd and 4th March, 2021

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
800 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01253 872659

About Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood

The school is named after William Allen, a Lancashire man, who was born in 1532 and is known to have lived as a young boy at Rossall near to the site of the school. William Allen founded the English Seminary at Douai and the English College in Rome in order that young Englishmen could be trained as priests during the Reformation and return to England to keep alive the Catholic faith.

Our 800 pupils form a friendly, open school in which discipline is good and where a high value is placed on order, respect for others and endeavour. This means that we can be rightly ambitious for all our pupils and encourage them all to have high expectations. We are once again oversubscribed for September 2021 having received nearly 400 applications for the 166 places available.

Our school is constantly striving to achieve higher standards as reported in our Ofsted Report, and in our Section 48 Denominational Inspection Report which described us as an “Outstanding Catholic School”. We recently enhanced our status as a Fairtrade school by being designated a FairAchiever School, we are one of only twelve Eco Ambassador Schools in the country, we were recently redesignated a Full International School by the British Council. We have held SGQM Centre of Excellence status for several years and we are a strategic partner in the Catholic Teaching Alliance. We are also the current National Eco School of the Year – a magnificent achievement.

Arranging a visit to Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood

If you are interested, we would very much like you to visit the school, however, in light of the current Covid restrictions, you may prefer to call to discuss this opportunity further. If you would like to take up this offer, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Tracey Sales, by calling school, or email her directly at t.sales@cardinalallen.co.uk

School location

Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 8AY

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