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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 – L25 (£72,483 - £79,949)

What skills and experience we're looking for

St Mary’s Menston has the exciting opportunity to appoint a new Deputy Headteacher to the school for September 2023. The school is seeking to appoint an experienced leader who has vision, is passionate and able to inspire others through their strategic thinking and practice.

The successful applicant will join a strong Senior Leadership Team who will be instrumental in shaping the future of the school, guided by our Mission. With the leadership and guidance of the Headteacher, who was recently promoted from one of the Deputy Headteacher positions, the main responsibilities of the successful candidate will be decided upon once appointed to the role.

Applications would be welcome from any practising Catholic leader who has previously demonstrated strategic leadership and positive impact in the area of quality of education and/or pastoral inclusion such as safeguarding, behaviour and attitudes.

St Mary’s is a popular, oversubscribed and thriving school situated on the North West fringe of Leeds, close to the Yorkshire Dales. The school is part of the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust which consists of St Mary’s Menston, St John Fisher Catholic High School, Harrogate and 11 primary schools. The June 2019 Section 48 inspection and November 2014 Ofsted inspection judged St Mary’s as an Outstanding school.

What the school offers its staff

We are able to offer a range of employee benefits; including contributory Teachers’ Pension scheme, employee assistance programme, employee benefits scheme (including discounts on a wide range of consumer goods and cycle to work scheme) plus free on-site parking.

Visits to the school would be warmly welcomed in order to allow applicants to experience, and witness, the distinct and strong ethos existing within the community. Please contact Dion Mills at Hays Leadership to arrange a visit.

Further details about the role

To request an application pack, or book a school visit place, please email Dion.mills@hays.com at Hays Leadership.

To confidentially discuss the role in more detail, please call Dion Mills on 07899 063321 or email dion.mills@hays.com

  • Closing date: Monday 30 January 2023, 12.00 noon
  • Shortlisting: Tuesday 31 January 2023
  • Interviews: Monday 6 February and Tuesday 7 February 2023

Commitment to safeguarding

St Mary’s is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

In line with KCSiE 2023, we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any matters that are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with you at interview.

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About St. Mary's Menston, a Catholic Voluntary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1228 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number

St. Mary’s is a popular and highly successful school situated on the North West fringe of Leeds, close to the Yorkshire Dales. The school is part of the Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust which consists of the high school and 9 primary schools. The November 2014 Ofsted inspection judged St Mary’s as an outstanding school. We became a Teaching School in October 2015 and a National Support School in September 2017.

Arranging a visit to St. Mary's Menston, a Catholic Voluntary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dion.mills@hays.com.

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