This job expired on 22 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 8:38am

  • Date listed

    9 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: full time role

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£56,082- £61,882 per annum

Pay scale

Leadership Points 8 - 12

What skills and experience we're looking for

Join us and help us shape the future of Catholic education in Lincolnshire.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is looking to appoint a new Deputy Headteacher to this outstanding Catholic Primary School from September 2024.

This is full time and permanent role.

From the time a child joins us until the time they leave, the whole team at St Mary’s endeavour to do the very best for them. We pride ourselves on having high expectations, in work and play, and all pupils are just as proud of being the very best they can be. Our pupils have exemplary behaviour and manners, and they are proud to tell visitors, ‘we respect and care for each other- we are a big family’.

This is a reserved post, meaning that we are looking for someone who meets the definition of a practising Catholic (the details of which are included with this pack). Beyond that, we are seeking someone with a demonstrable track record of evidenced school improvement work; someone who is a genuine team player, and who can show through examples that they are able to take people with them on their strategic journey.

About us

St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy is a primary school located in Grantham. We are an Ofsted Good school.

We are part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust, bringing together the 36 Catholic Primary and Secondary schools in Lincolnshire, Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. We will offer the successful applicants a happy, welcoming and supportive team where everyone is committed to staff development and raising standards for all in an enjoyable and purposeful environment.

You will:

  • Ensure that the example and teachings of Jesus Christ are at the centre of all that we do.
  • Place safeguarding at the heart of the school.
  • Have a proven track records of successful leadership, management, and school improvement.
  • Have a teaching responsibility of 3 days per week.
  • Be passionate about ensuring that each pupil fulfils their unique potential.
  • Be a confident, positive, and visible leader with the ability to build relationships with staff, pupils, parents, Governors, Directors, and others working in the CMAT and a wide variety of external partners.
  • Constantly be looking ahead, working closely with the CMAT, Governors and the SLT to develop a compelling faith centred vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives improvement.
  • Be able to build successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success.
  • Be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance.
  • Actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for us?

We offer:

  • A salary of £56,082 - £61,882 per annum (Leadership Points 8 - 12)
  • Access to first-class CPD opportunities, as well as a Deputy Headteacher network.
  • Wonderful students with a passion for learning and who deserve the very best.
  • A highly supportive and ambitious Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Board and Governing Body.
  • A school which is fully staffed by a dedicated, well qualified teaching and support team committed to supporting the school and its pupils.
  • Wonderful students who have a passion for learning and deserve the very best.
  • A team of talented and highly committed staff in a supportive working environment
  • Access to first-class CPD opportunities with a specialist support staff CPD programme.
  • Professional assistance through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Benefit Scheme to include retail discounts and Cycle-to-work schemes.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please call the school office on 01476 526017 to arrange this.

How to Apply:

Prior to application, please contact Moira Dales, Deputy CEO via email to discuss the role:


Please complete the online application form located on our vacancies page and include the following:

  • A supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4 (included within the online application form)
  • an additional single side of A4,summarising the impact of your work as a leader in your current / recent roles.

These can be uploaded via our online recruitment system or emailed to:vacancies@ololcmat.co.uk

Closing date: Friday26 April 2024 at 9.00am

Interview date: To be confirmed

Further details about the role

Our Trust strives to be a supportive, inclusive, caring, and positive community where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We are committed to cultivating an equitable working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect and where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our priority is to ensure the very best Catholic Education for all young people in our community, whatever their circumstances. We will achieve this together, through a strategic approach to sharing best practice, effective challenge and support from a central standards and performance team and opportunities for high quality Continuing Professional Development.We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from people with a disability or long-term health condition.

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Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Saint Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
199 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01476 562017

Arranging a visit to Saint Mary's Catholic Voluntary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email r.creasey@st-marys-grantham.lincs.sch.uk.

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