Assistant Headteacher - Academic/Personal Development, St. Helens

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St Cuthbert's Catholic High SchoolSt. Helens
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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L 17 - 21
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required to start September 2020

The Governors of St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School invite applications from outstanding and experienced teachers with at least 3 years of proven strong, successful senior leadership and management experience for the post of Assistant Headteacher – Academic/Pesonal Development.

The main priorities of all members of the Leadership Team are ensuring effective learning and teaching and providing the best education for all our students and helping them to live life in all its fullness.

We would particularly welcome applications from strong candidates, who, if successful, will initially lead on academic and personal development and be accountable for:

• Personal development (working with Personal Development Leader)

• Culture capital – SMSC/FBV/RSE/PSHE/CIT

• CEIAG and transition KS4-5 (working with Personal Development Leader)

• High Ability cohort

• SEND (working with SENCo)

• Looked after children

• Pupil premium strategy and catch-up programme

• Character building and Growth mindset

• Extra and cross-curricular/trips

• Student voice and wellbeing 

Candidates are encouraged in the first instance to contact the Headteacher’s PA Cath Geden on 01744 678123 to arrange an informal telephone conversation with the Headteacher to discuss the school’s requirements.  We also welcome visits to the school by arrangement. 

We require someone who:

• 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 students

• 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 the students of St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School.

St Cuthbert’s is a voluntary-aided, 11-16, co-educational comprehensive Catholic high school in the St. Helens Authority in the north west of England. There are 871 students on roll of whom 45% are baptised Catholic, with 33% from other Christian denominations, and 22% from other faith or religious traditions.

"This is a truly inclusive school where every pupil is valued. All pupils receive high-quality support, particularly those who are vulnerable. Leaders have created a culture in which all are given the chance to be successful." Ofsted, September 2016

We are a school with an outstanding Catholic Christian ethos. We are a school with students who flourish as a result of the attentiveness to their needs and the pervading sense of justice instilled by staff. We are a school with students who are confident to take full responsibility for themselves and their actions and are quick to praise and celebrate the achievements of others. We are a school that works together as a Christian family to live the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to love God and our neighbour.  We are an oversubscribed school for 2019-20.

We are St Cuthbert's.

“The work that the school does to keep its pupils safe is exemplary.  The welfare ad high personal development of pupils are a high priority for all staff.” – Ofsted, September 2016

St Cuthbert’s is a Catholic community, which guides each of its students to develop their own unique gifts and talents, whatever they may be. By providing a broad range of learning experiences and a supportive and nurturing environment, our students enter the world as confident, rounded individuals, with high expectations of themselves and the self-belief, skills and attributes to achieve their true potential. Everyone in school is here for a purpose, to learn each day, and to widen their knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding.

At both Key Stage 3 and 4, the broad learning opportunities within the curriculum enable students to enjoy, achieve and grow in their learning. Students follow a curriculum that is appropriate to their needs, provides challenge and enables them to achieve.

There is a positive atmosphere for learning in lessons at St Cuthbert’s, as teachers and curriculum leaders are constantly finding innovative and engaging learning experiences for students.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 24th February 2020 at 12 noon

Shortlisting taking place on: Tuesday, 25th February 2020

Interview date: TBC w/c 2nd March 2020

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For an application form and further details please contact Cath Geden, PA to the Headteacher on 01744 678123, via our website or email address –

All completed applications to be sent for the attention of Mrs C Twist, Headteacher by email to

More about St Cuthbert's Catholic High School
Address: Berrys Lane, Sutton, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA9 3HE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1744 678 123