This job expired on 23 February 2024

  • Start date details

    Spring 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

L15 - L19

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • fulfilling the Mission Statement
  • formulating the educational aims, objectives and targets of the school and policies for their implementation
  • ensuring and agreeing the production of the School Improvement Plan
  • monitoring and evaluating the performance of the school and its achievements as a Catholic school, responding and reporting to the Headteacher as required
  • motivating staff and pupils through interest, encouragement and recognition of their unique value
  • implementing the Governing Body's policies on equal opportunities
  • participating, to such an extent as may be appropriate having regard to the Senior Assistant Headteacher’s other duties, in teaching pupils at the school
  • assisting in the task of ensuring that management, finances, organisation and administration of the school support its vision and aims and are appropriate to the schools present and likely future resources
  • assuming responsibility for the discharge of the Headteacher’s functions at any time when the Deputy Headteacher is also absent from school.

What the school offers its staff

  • An exciting, engaging curriculum underpinned by excellent teaching
  • Committed and caring staff
  • Continual Professional Development
  • Governor support

Further details about the role

  • school policies are effective
  • information on safeguarding and mentoring is used to improve pupil attainment
  • there is continuity of student progress and welfare for all pupils
  • there is continuity and positive steps forward in mental health and wellbeing for staff and pupils
  • assisting in monitoring the quality of teaching and learning, and pupil attendance in order to set and meet challenging and realistic targets for improvement
  • providing a curriculum for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils

  • determining appropriate pupil groupings which reflect the values of the Mission Statement
  • pupils' self-discipline and behaviour is monitored with areas of improvement identified and reported
  • respect for self, others and authority
  • good behaviour on and off school premises in accordance with school polices
  • promoting a school ethos which extends opportunities for good behaviour and learning
  • reviewing and implementing plans in relation to anti-bullying, inclusion and behaviour

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 St John Henry Newman Catholic School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
644 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01228 404942

Newman Catholic School has a distinctive caring and Christian ethos with the emphasis on the individual and supporting pupils in fulfilling their potential.
Newman Catholic School places strong emphasis on staff development and applications are welcome from experienced or newly qualified teachers. Newman School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance and health checks.

Arranging a visit to St John Henry Newman Catholic School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@newman.cumbria.sch.uk.

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