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  • Job start date

    17 August 2023

  • Closing date

    23 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 November 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 to L19

What skills and experience we're looking for

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. St Thomas’ 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.

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

What the school offers its 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.

Further details about the role

Please ensure you download our application pack and forms. If you have any problems downloading the forms, please contact the School HR Manager on finance@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

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.

A completed application form and all other related documents should be sent by email to finance@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Commitment to safeguarding

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.
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About St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

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

St Thomas of Canterbury

Arranging a visit to St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email finance@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk.

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