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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024

  • Closing date

    8 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 October 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L22 - L28

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors are seeking to appoint a committed and practising Catholic who is enthusiastic, shares our vision, ethos and passion for the role of education in transforming lives. Who can drive school improvement, enthuse staff, is innovative, dedicated and a highly skilled and effective leader.

The appointed candidate will:

  • Be a practising Catholic, who will strive to uphold and develop strong spiritual and moral values throughout the whole school and wider community.
  • Be a highly collaborative strategic leader with an ability to engage with a range of internal and external partners to further enhance school improvement.
  • Be an inspirational leader with a clear vision for the future of the school, building on its current success.
  • Be committed to professional development for self and others.
  • Lead by example, with a ‘can-do’ attitude that inspires commitment from pupils, staff and the local community.
  • Place great importance on high quality pastoral care and support enabling all to reach their potential.
  • Have unrelenting drive to ensure all pupils achieve and a continuous focus on narrowing the gap.
  • Have a proven track record of raising standards in teaching and learning, resulting in measurable whole school improvement, within an aspirational, caring and accountable ethos.
  • Be aware of the wider educational landscape and the challenges this brings in terms of finance and change, including the multi academy trust agenda.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A positive and caring ethos based on the values of the Catholic faith;
  • A commitment to support your professional development;
  • The opportunity to work with pupils who are eager to learn and progress;
  • Staff who are supportive, committed to their own professional development and to improving outcomes for the pupils.

We are a friendly and caring community placing the academic progress and welfare of our pupils at the heart of everything we do. Professional development is key to our ongoing success and so offer a variety of opportunities for professional development.

Further details about the role

For further information and application details please see the school website:


or email:

Mrs Catherine McGlone – PA to Headteacher & HR Manager


Visits to the school by prospective candidates are warmly welcomed by appointment.

Please contact Mrs Catherine McGlone by e-mail to arrange a suitable time.

Completed applications should be returned by 10am on Friday 8th December 2023 by email to

Julie English, PA to the Director of Schools - Julie.English@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Short-listed candidates will be notified by email and by telephone on 11th December 2023

Requests for references will be made on the same day.

Interviews will be held on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December 2023

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place.

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About St Thomas More Catholic High School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
653 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01270 568014

St. Thomas More Catholic High School is a voluntary aided Catholic comprehensive school for boys and girls aged 11 to 16, situated close to the centre of Crewe, in Cheshire. Most pupils are drawn from four parishes within the Shrewsbury Diocese, and the school serves a wide, diverse area.

Arranging a visit to St Thomas More Catholic High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mrs.mcglone@st-thomasmore.cheshire.sch.uk.

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