Deputy Headteacher, Ilkeston

Closing date:New this week

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary AcademyIlkeston

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L14 - 17
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Grade/SCP: Leadership Group Pay Range – SCP 14 - 17

Contract: Fixed Term until 31 August 2020 

Hours: Full Time 

Location: Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy

Abbot Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 4HX

Start date: As soon as possible, or by 1 January 2020 

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and motivated leader who will work as part of a very successful and experienced team who achieved excellent outcomes for students in 2019.  Saint John Houghton were recently graded ‘good’ by OFSTED in every area. 

This is a fantastic development opportunity for a senior leader ready to take on their next challenge and could be considered on a secondment basis.  We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who can lead by example and who is committed to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning in this Catholic School.

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 practicing Catholic, and can maintain the Catholic ethos of the school.  

As Deputy, the successful applicant will be a key member of the School Leadership Team.  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 warmly welcomed, please contact the school office: Telephone: 0115 322 896 or by emailing:

How to apply

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

Please ensure you have read the definition of a practising Catholic which is available on the Diocese of Nottingham website.  There is also a link on the Trust website.

Indicative timetable (please note these dates may alter):

Closing date:   Monday, 7 October 2019 at 12 noon 

Interviews:   18th October 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 Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Abbot Road, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4HX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 9322896
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