Deputy Headteacher, Clayton, Manchester

Closing date:

St Willibrord's RC Primary SchoolClayton, Manchester

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L7 - 12 (£45,290 - £51,127)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

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Required for 1 January 2018


Governors are willing to consider the flexibility available within the school teachers’ pay and conditions document 2015

Are you a practicing Catholic with the drive and enthusiasm to support leading our good school? The children, staff and governors are seeking a new Deputy Head Teacher, who is committed to building an exceptional and caring learning environment where all members of the school community can thrive.

Our school:

§ Was judged to be Good by Ofsted in February 2017

§ Exhibits very high standards in all areas of pupil achievement supported by a dynamic Catholic ethos, with Gospel values at its heart, which permeates all aspects of school life. 

§ Consistently exceeds national averages for attainment at KS2

§ Works within a partnership of Catholic schools to enhance pupils’ learning opportunities and challenge them to achieve their full potential within the security of a Catholic community. 

We are looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational leader who:

§ has the vision and dedication to take on the challenge of leading this good school 

§ works with mission integrity for the benefit of all within the school community

§ has a clear strategic direction

§ will challenge and empower staff to be the best they can be

§ will develop and sustain a learning culture for all across our school

§ will foster children’s enjoyment of learning whilst ensuring high levels of achievement

§ will develop the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school

§ will undertake leadership of Key Stage One and the ongoing development of our rigorous curriculum

We can offer:

§ fantastic children who are eager to learn and exceptionally well behaved

§ a dedicated, talented and professional staff team

§ a supportive Governing Body which is fully committed to a brighter future for the whole school community

§ a parental body that takes a keen interest in their children’s development 

§ support for your professional development

§ excellent local and borough wide collaborative links

§ support from both the Diocese and the local authority

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the school office on (0161) 223 9345 or

All applications should be competed on the CES application forms available from the Salford Diocese website. (

Closing Date:  Friday 22nd September 12 noon 

Shortlisting: Friday 29th September

Interview: 18th October

St Willibrord’s Roman Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and other appropriate employment checks

Application forms should be returned, to the Headteacher (Mr. Carl McIver) by 12:00pm Friday 22nd September 2017 BY EMAIL ONLY to

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More about St Willibrord's RC Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Vale Street, Clayton, Manchester, M11 4WR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 2239345
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