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Deputy Headteacher

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Caterham, Surrey

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership scale L8-L13 (Fringe: £51,313-£57,889 in 2020-2021 academic year) Dependent on experience.

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and skilled Deputy Headteacher to join the SLT of St Francis, with responsibility for curriculum and assessment. The right candidate for this deputy headship will be a committed, practising Catholic. Applicants should have experience teaching and leading a subject, key stage or year group and be able to demonstrate good leadership, management, and communication skills. As well as planning strategically, the successful candidate will be able to motivate and inspire our excellent team of staff to achieve the highest quality learning and teaching for all our pupils, whilst maintaining a child-centred approach.

We can offer well behaved, happy and caring children, who are enthusiastic to learn. You will be supported by a friendly, experienced and highly committed staff and governor team, as well as the Catholic community.

Applying for the job

All information about this position has been uploaded to this site and is also available on the school website (under 'Vacancies').
Before applying, please download and read the following documents:
• Job Advertisement_Deputy Head
• Job Description_Deputy Headteacher
• Person Specification (Deputy Headteacher)

If you would like to apply, please then download and read:
• Applications forms – notes to applicants
Please note that this position is for practising Catholics. Upon receiving your application, the Chair of Governors will seek your confidential Priest's reference. Therefore, please ensure that you inform your Priest that you are applying for this position.

Applications must be made on the Catholic Education Service (CES) application form. All necessary forms have been uploaded to this site. There are four to complete:
• Application form senior leadership
• Recruitment monitoring form
• Consent to obtain references form
• Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 disclosure form

Please complete all four forms and email them to info@stfrancis.surrey.sch.uk by 12pm noon on Monday 1st March 2021.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
397 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About St Francis Catholic Primary School

St Francis Catholic Primary School is a caring, welcoming and progressive school, based in Caterham, Surrey. We are a two-form entry, voluntary-aided, primary school with just under 400 pupils and 72 staff, supporting a range of pupils, where everyone is valued and respected as part of God’s family. In the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, we serve the Catholic communities in the Tandridge parishes of Caterham, Warlingham and Oxted. We have dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are committed to ensuring that all children in our school make excellent progress and support and respect each other. Through this, we believe, that our children not only develop academically, but grow as confident, independent individuals and so have the best grounding for life.

Arranging a visit to St Francis Catholic Primary School

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please call the school to discuss what can be arranged, which will be dependent on the Covid19 restrictions currently in place. During term time, contact the school office on:
Email: office@stfrancis.surrey.sch.uk Tel: 01883 342005

Do look at our website and watch the short videos showing a virtual tour on our 'Admissions' page and the parent messages on our 'Covid Information' page.

Please note the office contact details are to arrange visits and not to send completed applications, which should be sent to info@stfrancis.surrey.sch.uk

School location

Whyteleafe Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5ED

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