4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    26 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Scale L22 - 26

Job summary

St Leonard’s Catholic School invite applications from committed and practising Catholics for the post of Deputy Headteacher: Pastoral Care.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the overall leadership of the school with the post being equally suited to those seeking their first Deputy Head post or to serving Deputy Heads seeking a new challenge. The post will include wide-ranging responsibility and accountability, leading and developing other staff, monitoring and evaluation work, as well as working closely with Governors. Precise responsibilities will be agreed with the successful candidate, taking in to account their experience as well as the needs of the school.

Applying for the job

CES application form and further details are available from:
St. Leonard’s Catholic School, North, End, Durham DH1 4NG (Telephone: 0191 3848575)

Details are also available on the school website: www.st-leonards.durham.sch.uk

Closing date for the receipt of applications is – Monday 19th April 2021 by 9am.
Shortlisting to take place on Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 10am.
Interviews to take place on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th April 2021.

Completed forms to be posted to the above address or emailed to: Recruitment@st-leonards.durham.sch.uk

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
1358 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
0191 3848575

About St Leonard's Catholic School

St Leonard’s is a highly successful 11-18 school in the historic City of Durham. We are committed to the holistic development of young people through a broad, challenging curriculum and supportive pastoral care.

Staff, pupils and parents take pride in the school and its clear Catholic ethos. There is a shared understanding of high expectations in all areas of school life.

Situated just a short walk from Durham train and bus stations, the school is within sight of both castle and cathedral. We enjoy close links with Durham University and the other universities in the region.

Owing to its reputation and consistent success, the school is over-subscribed welcoming 8 full forms of entry each September. Setting is introduced gradually during key stage 3 with SEND support provided where appropriate.

Students from St Leonard’s move on confidently to the next stages of their lives with many attaining places at the most competitive universities. Time and care are devoted to ensuring that all are appropriately guided both during school years and afterwards.

Students benefit from a good range of extra-curricular opportunities, encouraging both participation and excellence. Sports and the Arts are important features of school life together with many other activities and educational visits which contribute significantly to the education we provide.

St Leonard's became an academy in November 2016 and joined the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust in April 2020.

Arranging a visit to St Leonard's Catholic School

School Visit
We are passionate about our school and want to fill it with staff who share the same passion, values and drive. You would be warmly welcomed to our school at any time, to see and feel what St Leonard’s is like on a typical day and to ask any questions you may have on an informal basis. Please contact the Headteacher’s P.A.: Mrs Elizabeth Turnbull: ETurnbull@st-leonards.durham.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

School location

North End, Durham, DH1 4NG

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