Deputy Headteacher

The Holy Cross School, New Malden, Surrey


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £68,820 to £75,564

Job summary

The school is seeking to appoint an exceptional Deputy Headteacher who will be at the heart of the leadership of this outstanding setting, working alongside an experienced SLT. The successful applicant will have significant pastoral and academic experience, combined with proven evidence of effective whole school leadership. The applicant will be a practising Catholic with a clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos, as well as having the capability to build on the school’s strengths and meet future challenges. The precise roles and responsibilities will be negotiated to suit the skills of the applicant, taking into account their experience as well as the needs of the school. This post is equally suited to those seeking their first Deputy Headteacher post or to Deputies seeking a new challenge and offers genuine Headship preparation in an outstanding school.

Essential educational requirements

Educated to degree level

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Essential and/or desirable criteria for appointment (Person Specification) are available to view or download from the 'Employment Opportunities/Job Listings' page on the school website

Employee benefits

Professional Development
We realise that the continuing development of our school is built on the foundations of our exceptional staff. The Holy Cross School is an accredited ‘Investors In People Silver’ organisation and will support your on-going professional development. The school is committed to excellence, putting great emphasis on staff development and training and can offer internal and external training opportunities to develop skills and assist with your career development. Staff will receive a personalised development programme tailored to their individual training needs.

Cycle to Work Scheme
The cycle to work scheme is available to all staff and works by way of salary sacrifice. It enables you to get new bikes and accessories tax-free, saving on average about half the cost.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase Secondary
School size 969 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Holy Cross School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About The Holy Cross School

The Holy Cross School, founded in 1931 by the Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Cross, is a Roman Catholic School for girls aged 11-18. At Key Stage 5 the school has worked in curriculum partnership with our local boys school, Richard Challoner School, for over thirty years, and post 16 lessons are co-ed. The school converted to academy status in August 2012. With 980 students on roll and over 100 staff employed, the school is proud to be acknowledged as being in the top 0.3% of all schools nationally for the exceptional progress made from Year 7 to 11. The Holy Cross School can offer you the opportunity to work in an outstanding school environment with well-behaved, motivated students who are keen to learn and where your professional development will be fully supported. The school has been awarded 'World Class Schools' accreditation, a quality mark given to secondary schools already judged outstanding by Ofsted who have moved beyond this judgement.

School location

25 Sandal Road, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 5AR