This job expired on 17 January 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 January 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    21 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 1.00 FTE

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £49,136 and £55,633 (L5 - L10)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Body of Sacred Heart RC Primary School wish to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational and reflective teacher, with leadership experience.

This is an exciting challenge for a practising Catholic who can show commitment to maintaining and developing our Catholic ethos. We are seeking a leader who is dynamic, forward thinking and who can work with our Headteacher to drive school improvement.

The post includes a full-time teaching commitment (1/2 day leadership time given in addition to PPA), along with leading on standards and behaviour across school. The successful candidate will also lead a number of subjects, one of which will be a core subject.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • They are a committed practising Catholic with a clear vision and strong commitment to Catholic Education, who will put our Catholic ethos at the heart of all they do.
  • An understanding of the role of Deputy Headteacher and work in partnership with colleagues, parents, governors, external agencies and the wider school community.
  • Outstanding classroom teaching and effective assessment procedures, which enables all learners to progress and achieve.
  • Effective leadership experience and a commitment to drive school improvement, by being passionate and driven, and with an ability to deal with leadership duties with humility and who will remain calm under pressure.
  • Have the strategic vision to move our school from strength to strength and promote a nurturing and inclusive ethos
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills to inspire children and colleagues.

What the school offers its staff

Sacred Heart RC Primary School can offer:

  • An opportunity to develop and enhance your skills and experience whilst working with the Headteacher to forge an effective and dynamic leadership team.
  • A Senior Leadership Team committed to raising standards and delivering excellence
  • A friendly, supportive and hardworking staff team
  • A happy, friendly and welcoming community with a positive and caring Catholic ethos.
  • Enthusiastic children who are eager to learn and achieve.
  • Parents who are supportive and committed to their child’s education
  • A supportive Governing Body committed to the ongoing success of the school.

Further details about the role

Our children are looking for someone who:

  • Is self-motivated and resilient
  • Is kind
  • Is patient
  • Is committed
  • Is Respectful
  • Is inspiring
  • Is hard-working
  • Is helpful and caring
  • Puts pupils first
  • Encourages children to do their best
  • Learns the children’s names
  • Has a good understanding of children’s development
  • Has an open mind to change
  • Has supervisory and team leading skills
  • Can follow school rules
  • Can manage others
  • Is quite strict but fair

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding children and has safer recruitment procedures in keeping with DFE statutory guidance. All posts are subject to the required DFE pre-employment checks being completed including an Enhanced DBS Certificate [including a Children’s Barred List Check].
As part of the shortlisting, we will carry out an online search as part of due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.

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About Sacred Heart RC Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
183 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01942 883429

Arranging a visit to Sacred Heart RC Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@athertonsacredheart.wigan.sch.uk.

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