Deputy Headteacher, Derbyshire

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St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary AcademyDerbyshire

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Start date: Summer Term 2019 (1st May 2019)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Spine – SCP 14 - 17
Contract term: Permanent

St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust, are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher in this very successful popular 11-16 school following the retirement of the current post-holder.

“This is a Good School with Outstanding Behaviour and Outstanding spiritual, moral, cultural and social education” (Ofsted May 2013)

“The staff and pupils are exceptionally loyal. In accordance with the school aims, they indeed have a ‘strong sense of pride and belonging’ for the school community” (Ofsted Section 8 inspection – March 2017)

St Thomas More is a small, popular Catholic High School in the beautiful town of Buxton in Derbyshire; within easy access from Cheshire, Manchester and Stockport as well as Derbyshire and other surrounding areas.

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who:

• Can lead by example

• Who is committed to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning in this Catholic school.

• Is a practising Catholic, and can maintain the Catholic ethos of the school

• We are particularly interested in practitioners with pastoral leadership experience.

As the sole Deputy, the successful applicant will be a key member of the School Leadership Team with particular responsibility for the pastoral care of all our pupils. Responsibilities may evolve over time, in response to the natural growth and development of the school. The specific duties of the successful candidate will vary according to their particular strengths and experiences but adaptability and flexibility will be essential.

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office: Telephone: 01298 23167 or by emailing:

How to apply

Please complete a Senior Leadership Application form.

For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit or email

Indicative timetable (please note these dates may alter):

Closing date: 28th January 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews: 12th and 13th February 2019

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

The Trust will endeavor to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.


More about St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
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