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Deputy Headteacher for Standards (Behaviour)

St Mary's Church of England High SchoolCheshunt

Deputy Headteacher for Standards (Behaviour)

St Mary’s CE High School, Cheshunt

Salary: Leadership Pay Scale L19 to L23

Start: 1 September 2021


Everyone is equal, everyone deserves the best.

Are you seeking an opportunity to play a major role in further developing the culture and climate of a dynamic school? If so, St Mary’s CE High School is looking for an inspiring new Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for behaviour and school climate to join us from the start of the Autumn Term 2021. 

St Mary’s CE High School is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment, founded on our Christian principles. We continue to develop an excellent standard of education for all students, allowing everyone to achieve their full potential regardless of ability or background in a safe and inspiring community.

‘Pupils told us they like to learn. Sixth-form students are confident and mature young adults. Pupils are confident in their future plans. The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.’ 

Ofsted September 2019

St Mary’s CE High School is one of three church secondary schools in Hertfordshire, all of which are within the Diocese of St Albans. The school is well recognised in the local community for its high-quality provision and outstanding inclusion agenda.

‘An exceptionally inclusive and caring community’

SIAMS January 2020

This role will focus on the good foundations that are in place to take the school to the next level. There are challenges faced by all schools in maintaining high standards in culture and climate to ensure the highest possible standards of behaviour, and this role is key to that journey at St Mary’s CE High school.

We are looking for the inspirational candidate who will lead the experienced team of staff who focus in this dimension of the school – applicants do not need to be practising Christians, but would be expected to uphold our Christian principles of trust, forgiveness, compassion, thankfulness, friendship and love.

Your key responsibilities will be to provide strategic leadership of: 

o Innovation in school culture and climate

o The school’s pastoral structures

o The attendance strategy 

o Internal intervention strategies (including internal exclusion)

o Safeguarding strategies

o Mental health strategies

o Admissions strategies and, 

o Student exclusion processes, including providing all the evidence needed to support the Headteacher in the decision-making process prior to any exclusion decision.


Please submit a letter of application focussing on your professional and strategic experience in all of the above elements and a completed application form.


St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake online safeguarding training and all positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Two references will be sought for every candidate that is called for interview. St Mary’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Contact Judith Bundock (PA to Headteacher, Mr Nicholas Simms) on head@st-maryshigh.herts.sch.uk or 01992 629124, to arrange a telephone conversation with the Headteacher, Nicholas Simms.

Application Deadline: 9am Monday 17 May 2021

Interview Day 1: Monday 24th May 2021, followed by further shortlisting

Interview Day 2: Tuesday 25th May 2021


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