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  • Earliest start date

    5 January 2023

  • Latest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    4 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 October 2022

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Leadership Scale

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 12-16

Deputy Headteacher job summary

This is an exceptional opportunity to join our team as a Deputy Headteacher at St Mary's Catholic Primary, Gillingham, Kent.

Leadership Spine: L 12-16

The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher, who can support the Headteacher in strategically leading and managing the school.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead staff in continuing to raise standards and have a shared responsibility for the overall effectiveness, in providing the highest quality of education for all our pupils.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a practising Catholic, committed to the ethos and vision of Catholic education and able to nurture faith and spirituality;
  • be an outstanding class teacher, passionate in developing high standards and striving for excellence;
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire staff and children to achieve the highest standards;
  • have experience of strategic planning and leadership;
  • have a strong commitment to their own learning and professional development.

We can offer you:

  • a caring, welcoming school and parish community with a strong Catholic ethos;
  • children who are motivated, eager to learn, happy and well-behaved;
  • committed, hardworking, supportive staff and governing body;
  • exceptional opportunities for professional development, to empower you to lead and innovate;
  • a clear vision for school development;
  • a well-resourced and rich learning environment.

St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding pupils, any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, health check and enhanced criminal record check via the Criminal Records Bureau (for Children and Vulnerable Adults) and proof of right to work in the UK. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement with the School Office: office@stmarysrcp.medway.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Mary's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
433 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01634 855783

St Mary's is a successful and happy school, combining a caring Catholic ethos with enthusiastic learners. Children's behaviour is outstanding due to our commitment to high expectations and a positive approach to learning.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stmarysrcp.medway.sch.uk.

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