St Thomas More High School, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 9 to Lead Practitioners range 14, £50,026 to £56,579
Leadership level Senior Leader

Job description

Due to the promotion of our much loved, Deputy Headteacher, we are advertising this exciting position in our successful primary school.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, inspiring Deputy Headteacher with exceptionally strong values. The Governors invite applications from experienced, enthusiastic and suitably qualified practising Catholic Leaders to play a key role in building on our successes and reputation.

We would like someone who is:
• A practising Catholic with a clear vision and belief for Catholic education
• An outstanding teacher who leads by exemplary practice
• A leader who has the ability to maintain current standards as well as move the school forward in terms of teaching and learning
• A person who is organised with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• A leader who is committed to the wellbeing and academic progress of all children
• A person who is able to work in close partnership with the Headteacher leading our dedicated and talented staff

We can offer you:
• A genuinely happy school where children love learning and teachers love teaching them
• First class professional development which will equip you with skills required for further promotion
• An opportunity to work in partnership with an experienced Headteacher who is dedicated to distributive leadership
• A role where you are fully included in making leadership decisions so that the school continues to thrive and develop its innovative approach to education
• A committed and motivated staff, engaged parents and an active, supportive governing body.

Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to visit the school. Please contact the school office on
01268 683903 or email FAO Mrs Kerry Smith to arrange a visit.

For an Application Pack, please contact Miss Nikita Parr at the Assisi Registered Office at St Thomas More High School on 01702 606762 or email

Full details of the post and an application form are also available on the school’s website St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Website and the ACT website Completed applications should be sent to

Assisi Catholic Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and the successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure + Barring Service Check

Closing Date: 21st April (noon)
Shortlisting: 23rd April 2020
Formal Interviews: 30th April 2020

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 1030 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website St Thomas More High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About St Thomas More High School

ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL - CANVEY ISLAND The school aims to create and sustain an environment in which all people involved - children, staff and parents - may grow in their faith and in their love of God developing respect for themselves and an awareness of the needs and gifts of others. We wish all children in our care to be happy and independent in a positive and encouraging atmosphere developing their own potential and through the experience provided gaining the necessary knowledge and skills: ◾to read fluently and accurately with understanding and feeling. ◾to develop an efficient and legible style of handwriting and good standards of spelling, syntax, punctuation and useage; ◾to communicate clearly and confidently in speech and writing in ways appropiate for various occasions and purposes: ◾to listen attentively and with understanding ◾to be able to acquire information from various sources and to record information and discoveries in various ways: ◾to develop problem-solving techniques ◾to develop mathematical concepts and skills and to be able to apply them to the real world. ◾to develop scientific skills and knowledge. ◾to experience geographical, historical and social aspects of the local environment and to be aware of links between local, national and international events. ◾to acquire sufficient control of self, tools, equipment and instruments so as to be able to use music, drama and various forms of art and craft as a means of expression. ◾to develop agility and physical coordination and to encourage team skills. ◾to understand the changing society in which we live - multi-faith and multi-cultural - and to realise and enjoy some of the riches of our culture and heritage. The school undertakes to help and support the parents who are the first and most important educators of their children. ORGANISATION There are 7 year groups in the school. The Reception class is in the Foundation Stage: Years 1 and 2 are known as Key Stage 1: and Years 3-6 are known as Key Stage 2. Children are allocated to classes strictly according to age, and are generally with one teacher throughout the day. Year groups work together on occasions. Children are expected to work in a variety of modes - class groups, mixed ability groups, single ability groups, individually - whatever organisation is best suited to the particular lesson or task being undertaken. We expect children to be adaptable and to contribute in an appropriate manner in whatever mode or organisation they are placed or choose to be. At the end of Year 6, children transfer to secondary schools who operate accordingly to their own admissions criteria. SPECIAL NEEDS The Education Authority recognises special areas of need and provides the school with a limited amount of money to buy in service. The Governors add to this from the school general budget when resources allow. Much use is made of outside agencies such as the Educational Psychology Service, the Behaviour Support Team and the Catholic Children's Society. Children who are identified as having special needs are given help and support until such time as they achieve satisfactory standards. Our special needs co-ordinator is Mrs McGaughey.

School location

Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0BW