Deputy Headteacher

St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, Grays, Essex, RM17 5RW

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    10 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

CCT Thurrock Leadership payscale L14-L19

Deputy Headteacher job summary

The Christus Catholic Trust and the Local Governing Committee of this vibrant and successful school, wish to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join our friendly and dedicated staff team. 

The Christus Catholic Trust and the Governors of St Thomas of Canterbury School invite applications from enthusiastic and suitably-qualified, practising Catholic leaders to join our Trust and the leadership team to continue to build on our successes.

We want our Deputy Headteacher to:

  • Have a clear vision and strong commitment to Catholic education
  • Have a passion for education, making a difference to children's lives and who can lead by example
  • Use creativity, innovation, intellect and resources to be successful and inspire others.
  • Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire the children, encouraging them to achieve their potential through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning practise
  • Have a positive and proactive approach
  • Be an excellent communicator with a strong commitment to working in partnership with Parents and the Parish Community
  • Be passionately committed to safeguarding and the welfare and wellbeing of children and staff

We can offer you:

  • A supportive, welcoming and caring ethos based on the values of the Catholic faith
  • The opportunity to work with enthusiastic and friendly children, and engaged parents
  • A team of hard working, flexible and conscientious staff who work together to provide the best education and support for our pupils
  • An enthusiastic and supportive Local Governing Committee and Trust
  • The benefits of extensive support and collaboration across our Trust schools and the wider Diocese of Brentwood alongside opportunities for further professional development
  • All the support needed in the form of individual coaching and mentoring from the Headteacher

The Christus Catholic Trust will offer:

  • A dynamic and collaborative team of Senior Leaders across the Trust, who work in partnership and are committed to creating an ethos of mutual support and sharing practices, whilst providing an effective Catholic education for the children in our communities
  • Support to improve the high standards of learning and achievement in our academy.

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 17th October 2022


This is a reserved post and is open to practising Catholics only, please review the document produced by the Diocese of Brentwood “Definition of a Practising Catholic for Reserved Posts” for further information.

Please note that we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The school and the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Using the application form

Please contact the schools HR manager for an application pack via e mail or by calling the school office on 01375 375826. The application and associated forms should be returned by the closing date to

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
614 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01375 375826

St Thomas of Canterbury is a popular school, founded in 1886, boasting an excellent local reputation with facilities that provide an engaging working and learning environment. We are a 3 form entry school, located on an attractive site, catering for around 630 pupils from a community which embraces diversity. Our children are always expected to do their best and aim for excellence in everything they do.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

Visits to the school are much encouraged. Please make an appointment to visit the school via Mrs Castellette our HR Manager 01375 375826 or

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