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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 March 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    21 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

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  • This post is a Senior Leader post, and the successful candidate will be expected to carry out full working weeks over the academic year, in accordance with their role and responsibilities.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £56,082 and £61,882

Pay scale

L8 to L12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please see the attached Person Specification and Job Description.

What the school offers its staff

The Governing Body of Holy Spirit Primary School is seeking an experienced leader and teacher to join our happy and successful school.

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, outstanding leader who has the skills and knowledge to to take on the role of Deputy Headteacher and join our highly committed team. The successful candidate must have the following:

  • A desire to motivate and enthuse children, ensuring learning is fun and engaging
  • The ability to inspire staff and communicate effectively, leading them in developing their knowledge and expertise in working with children who have SEND
  • Commitment to ensuring the best outcomes for children
  • Experience and understanding of school improvement
  • Excellent knowledge of the primary curriculum
  • A commitment to the Christian ethos of the school and inclusive nature

The children, staff and community of Holy Spirit make a happy, energetic team and is extremely welcoming and inclusive. We pride ourselves in valuing each member of the school community and look forward to welcoming a successful candidate who demonstrates consistently high standards, a caring approach and a passion to share their skills with both staff and children. This position would suit motivated leaders who are keen to take the next step in their career. If you have energy, drive and ambition, with a determination for making a difference to pupils’ outcomes, Holy Spirit can offer you:

  • The experience of working in a joint church primary school committed to shared Christian values and the distinctive traditions and beliefs of both churches
  • The opportunity to work with fun-loving, engaging children
  • A proven record for developing professional skills and talents
  • A happy, caring and inclusive environment; enthusiastic, ambitious and friendly staff

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Holy Spirit Catholic and Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England/Roman Catholic, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
204 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
0151 638 5180

Gardenside, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside, CH46 2RP
Tel: 0151 638 5180


NOR 198 Nursery – Year 6
Group 2 L8 – L12

The Governors of this thriving and exciting joint church educational community, wish to appoint a highly motivated leader to continue driving forward the aspirations and expectations of the governors, dioceses, parents, pupils and the local community, well established in this faith-filled educational environment.

We are looking for someone who:
• Is a practising member of the Anglican Church or a practising member of the Roman Catholic Church with a strong personal faith, who will extend and maintain the joint church ethos of the school and reach out to the wider community;
• Has an empathy with and understanding of the challenge that family life brings today and a determination to achieve the best for every pupil and their family;
• Can demonstrate strong, effective leadership and management, interpersonal skills, inspiring a motivation in staff and pupils and a real excitement for learning;
• Is able to lead and develop the curriculum from EYFS to Year 6
• Recognises the local community as an important partner and is committed to developing life-long learning and self-motivation in that community

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an enhanced disclosure from the DBS and satisfactory references.

All council vacancies are available at www.wirral.gov.uk
All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

Informal visits, on Tuesday 5th March 2024 at 4pm, Monday 11th March 2024 at 2pm and
Wednesday 13th March 2024 at 4pm, are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement with the school. Please telephone the secretary to confirm a visit.

Application forms and further details are available on request from the school office.
Application forms are also available on line at www.wirral.gov.uk.
Completed application forms and any supporting documents you wish to include, should be sent direct to the school for the attention of Mrs. Catherine Dolmor, Chair of Governors.

The closing date for applications is 18th March 2024 at 4.00pm.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 18th April and Friday 19th April 2024.

Holy Spirit Catholic and Church of England Primary School, Gardenside, Moreton, Wirral, Merseyside. CH46 2RP
Tel: 0151 638 5180 e-mail: schooloffice@holyspirit.wirral.sch.uk

Arranging a visit to Holy Spirit Catholic and Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email headteacher@holyspirit.wirral.sch.uk.

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