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  • Start date details

    1st April 2024 or earlier by agreement

  • Closing date

    8 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 November 2023

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

The Board of Directors of St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is looking to appoint an outstanding Deputy Headteacher to support the Headteacher to lead Notre Dame Catholic College on the next stage of its journey. Notre Dame College is due to join St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust on 1st January 2024. This is a unique opportunity to lead a large Catholic academy with a Sixth Form at an exciting point on its journey. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will focus your leadership skills on both the Catholic life of the school and improving standards of teaching and learning.

Notre Dame Vision: To Open Hearts, Minds and Doors.

Notre Dame Mission:

We are a compassionate Catholic community, inspired by the love of God, the teachings of Jesus Christ and our Foundress, St Julie Billiart.

  • We open hearts to God’s love through a passionate and relevant Catholic experience.
  • We open minds to new knowledge, ideas, theories, cultures and experiences, breaking cultural barriers through an imaginative curriculum and precise teaching.
  • We open doors to ambitious, happy and fulfilled futures for every member of our Notre Dame family, accelerating social mobility through high expectations and academic standards.

Values: Charity Courtesy Courage Confidence

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

*enthusiastic and ambitious children and young people who are keen to learn

* a highly supportive, effective and ambitious Local Governing Body

* an academy which is fully staffed by a dedicated teaching and support team committed to supporting the academy and its pupils

*excellent professional development opportunities

* support from headteacher colleagues within the CMAT

* high quality support for school improvement and operations from the CMAT central team

Further details about the role

The successful candidate will:

* be a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment, who embraces the development of the Catholic life and mission of the academy as a core leadership responsibility within the distinctive charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

* be a confident and visible leader with a clear vision for Catholic Education and ensure that the example and teachings of Jesus Christ are at the centre of all that we do

* have a strong understanding of evidence-informed school improvement and a proven track record of successful leadership with the vision, drive and energy to initiate, lead and manage improvement strategies in line with the Trust’s improvement strategy

* have an excellent understanding of the CSI and Ofsted frameworks, be able to horizon-scan and continually strive for excellence in all aspects to ensure that each pupil fulfils their unique potential

* be highly-skilled in effective implementation through robust systems and processes

* have the ability to build relationships with staff, pupils, parents, governors and others working in St Joseph CMAT and a wide variety of external partners

* work closely with the CMAT, Governors and the SLT to develop a compelling faith-centred vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives improvement

* be able to inspire the whole community, build and maintain successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success

* be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance

* actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences

* place safeguarding at the heart of all decision-making

Commitment to safeguarding

SJCMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For details of our privacy policy, please visit https://stjosephmat.org.uk/privacy-policy.
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About St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust

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St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust is a based in the Liverpool City Region with five primary and two secondary academies. As a united family of academies, we are fully aligned around our central mission to transform children’s lives by providing them with a world-class Catholic education. The Trust guarantees an excellent Catholic education to all families. Our children are entitled to access an ambitious curriculum and excellent teaching, which allow them to achieve and exceed national expectations regardless of their starting points. Everyone involved in St Joseph CMAT is highly committed to the pursuit of high achievement. We aim for all of our academies to be at least ‘Good’ with performance in the top 20% of schools nationally in all measures, particularly in Religious Education. Our robust educational strategy, which is informed by the highest-performing Trusts in the country, is designed to ensure that all children learn to read confidently and achieve well across the curriculum so that they can go on to use their God-given gifts to make the world a better place. St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust has sponsor status. We are able to provide intensive support to schools who find themselves in a vulnerable position and onboard ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ schools who choose to join as converter academies. For all academies in the Trust, there is a guarantee of high-quality professional development for all colleagues. Growth During 2023-2024, the St Joseph family will continue to grow with the addition of Notre Dame College and SFX College in Liverpool. This will mean that there are four secondary academies within the Trust. As part of its Multi Academy Trust strategy, the Archdiocese of Liverpool has identified a group of primary schools that are invited to join St Joseph CMAT over the coming years. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together primary and secondary schools. By working as a family of academies, we will ensure that every child benefits from an excellent Catholic education from the moment they start primary school to when they leave Sixth Form.

Arranging a visit to St Joseph Catholic Multi Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@sjcmat.co.uk.

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