Deputy Headteacher St Paulinus Catholic Primary School, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

Job description

The Governors of St Paulinus Catholic Primary School, Dewsbury are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and outstanding teacher to join our Senior Leadership Team as Deputy Headteacher from September 2020.

This is a very exciting opportunity for a talented and ambitious teacher, or a talented and ambitious existing deputy head, who is looking for their next step in their career development. The two previous deputy heads of this large 2 form entry primary school have successfully gone on to Headships following their development at St Paulinus.

We are looking for a candidate who will:
• Be a committed and practising Catholic
• Be committed to our Catholic ethos and the wider life of our school
• Lead by example and has a proven track record of making a positive impact in schools
• Be innovative, forward thinking and creative
• Achieve outstanding practice through the challenge and motivation of others
• Have high expectations of achievement and behaviour
• Be able to play a crucial role in developing, managing and leading across school
• Work in partnership with the Headteacher, SLT, Governors and wider community
• lead in key areas across the whole school, such as: the development of Teaching and Learning, Assessment, Recording and reporting and staffing matters as well as play a strong role in safeguarding and the Health and Safety of the school
• Be able to support a range of middle leaders and teachers in the management of their subject area.
• Have excellent communication and organisational skills
• Be hard working, enthusiastic and fully committed to the school
Above all else, we are looking for someone who will care about our children and their education and achievement.

Essential educational requirements

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Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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Employee benefits

We can offer you:
• A warm and welcoming Catholic community
• A good school (Ofsted S8, Dec. 2016) and an outstanding Catholic school (S48 June 2017)
• A happy environment where everyone is valued
• Children who are polite, happy and motivated to learn
• Support for your own professional development with excellent opportunities for CPD
• Supportive governors and parents
• A role that is unlikely to have full class responsibilities in the first instance but will still include teaching
• A great school to develop leadership skills needed beyond a classroom

About St Paulinus Catholic Primary School

Temple Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF13 3QE
LA Maintained School
St Paulinus Catholic Primary School website (opens in a new window)