Required from September 2021
NOR: 382 Age Range: 2 –11 Pay Scale: L10-13
The Academy Council and Trust Board of this rapidly improving school are looking to appoint an inspirational leader whose own vision and faith support our mission in providing an excellent Catholic Education where every person is precious to God.
The school is looking for a Deputy Headteacher who can build on our recent successes in improving the quality of education for all. As a role model of outstanding teaching, this leader should be committed to improving the practice of those around them. They should have a proven track record of raising attainment for all learners including those who are disadvantaged. The education of the whole child is central to our vision and intent at St. Columba’s. Our new Deputy Headteacher will have the ability to lead a coordinated approach to SEMH, nurture support, safeguarding and attendance.
St Columba’s prides itself in having a strong and supportive community with wonderful, enthusiastic children who are well behaved. The school provides extensive professional development opportunities through the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust, the Diocese of Leeds and regional Teaching School hubs. Through our carefully planned provision for staff wellbeing, we demonstrate a genuine commitment to listening to the views of all. Having a reduced teaching responsibility, will allow you to drive forward school improvement priorities. In partnership with the Trust and the Diocese, you will be fully supported in your chosen pathway for further leadership development.
St Columba’s is an exciting place for anyone who is passionate about improving the life chances of young people. Working closely with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership team, our new Deputy Headteacher will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of our children and the community we serve.
Socially distanced visits to the school are encouraged from Monday 8th March 2021
Closing date and shortlisting: 9am Wednesday 17th March
Interviews: Wednesday 24th March
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments will be made subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, and the receipt of satisfactory references.
St. Columba's Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.