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School Name St Cuthbert's Catholic High School
School Address Berrys Lane, St Helens WA9 3HE Tel: 01744 678123
Job Title Deputy Headteacher
Job reference SGDEPHEAD
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade L22 - 26
Pay From: £79,112 To: £87,253
Hours Full Time
Closing date 17 April 2024
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Job Description
Required for September 2024


The Governors of St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School invite applications from practising Catholics with senior leadership and management experience for the post of Deputy Headteacher.

The main priorities of all members of St Cuthbert’s is to ensure effective teaching and learning and providing the best education for all our students and supporting them to live life in all its fullness and reach their potential.

We would particularly welcome applications from strong candidates, who, if successful, will initially lead on Ethos, Inclusion and Equality.

Candidates are encouraged in the first instance to contact the Headteacher’s PA Cath Geden on to arrange an informal telephone conversation with the Headteacher to discuss the school’s requirements. Alternatively, candidates may wish to view our school website. We also welcome visits to the school by arrangement. Visits to school are welcome and held on the following dates:
• Tuesday, 19th and Thursday 21st March 2024 – from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
• Monday, 25th March 2024- from 2:30pm

We require someone who:
• Has a clear vision for how to further improve and enhance the lives of all our students across the school in a systematic way and be a key driver in this process
• Is a highly motivated and inspirational teacher with a successful track record in working with children with a wide range of educational needs and vulnerable pupils
• Is a strategic thinker able to lead, inspire and motivate both staff and students
• Can demonstrate excellent interpersonal organisation and communication skills
• Can form high quality relationships for learning with all staff, students and parents
• Will be committed to making a difference to outcomes and achievements of all the students of
St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School.
What we can offer:
• A shared vision and ambition to deliver excellence for our young people
• An opportunity to share in shaping the school’s improvement journey
• Happy children who aspire to do their best
• Motivated and dedicated staff
• Commitment to Continued Professional Development

Our Vision
A vibrant community, uniquely created by God, which embraces everyone, especially those in need and celebrates difference. Enabled by a staff, dedicated to our Catholic ethos and a culture of excellence, our young people will be inspired to know more, and be more.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 17th April 2024

Shortlisting: Thursday, 18th April 2024

Interviews: Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 and/or Wednesday, 24th April 2004 (if required dependent on number of candidates shortlisted)

To download the applicant pack (this includes the Senior Leadership Application form), please visit

All applications to be returned for the attention of Mrs C Twist, Headteacher by e-mail to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We are an Equal Opportunities employer with excellent CPD provision.

In July 2022, Ofsted Inspectors returned and confirmed that St Cuthbert’s continues to be a good school.
“Pupils told inspectors that the best thing about the school is the education that they receive. They value the purposeful learning environment. Pupils focus on their work in class and co-operate well with one another. Leaders and staff have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and academic success. Pupils have pride in their work”.

“Leaders have put together a coherent and well-ordered curriculum across all subjects. The curriculum identifies what pupils will learn and when this content will be taught. Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is broad and balanced from Year 7 to Year 11. The curriculum is ambitious”.
As outlined in the DfE's Keeping children safe in education, once candidates are shortlisted for interview, we wish to inform you that online searches may be carried out as part of due diligence checks.

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Job Application Packs
Deputy Headteacher Information pack - MAR 2024.pdf
Model_Application_Form_-_Senior_Leadership_Dec2020 (1).docx
Rehabilitation_of_Offenders_Act_1974_-_Disclosure_Form_May2021 (28).docx
Recruitment_Monitoring_Form_Nov2020 (28).docx
Consent_to_Obtain_References_Form - Apr19 (26).docx
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.