Assistant Headteacher/Head of Religious Studies

St Mary's Catholic High SchoolWigan

St Mary’s is a good school which is rapidly improving, and we seek applications from highly motivated and inspirational leaders who are committed to ensuring every child and adult within our community have the self-belief to flourish in whatever they choose to do.

Our Mission places Christ at the centre and we expect every adult within our school to embrace, extol and model our character virtues of:

• Hope

• Ambition

• Respect

• Action

• Compassion

• Truth

• Excellence

• Resilience

Following the appointment of the current post holder to a whole school Senior Assistant Headteacher role, the governors would like to recruit an outstanding teacher to lead Religious Education. We firmly believe that RE is one of the core subjects within school, but it also has unique purpose within a Catholic high school nurturing and developing both academic and spiritual development of our pupils. As such, the Head of RE role is classed as Assistant Headteacher who will assist in the strategic development of the school and work closely with the Deputy Headteacher for Personal Development. 

The Head of RE is supported by a leadership team consisting of a Second in department, (with responsibility for curriculum RE), a whole school Lead for Catholic Life and the Chaplain. This is an exciting role and an excellent opportunity to make a real difference in leading the team to outstanding, whilst gaining senior leadership experience and taking a stride towards further career development.

The successful candidate will actively support our ethos and bring professionalism and academic credibility, balanced with warmth and sensitivity. We welcome discussions with the Headteacher before the closing date and, circumstances permitting, a visit to the school. These visits, and any requests for further information, can be arranged through Tricia Foster, HR Manager. 

Additional information regarding the school and the application process are detailed within the application pack included as part of the support documents provided. Alternatively, the application pack, application form and associated documents are available to download from the vacancy section of the school website.

Closing date: 9.00am, Monday 17th May 2021.

Interview date: Friday, 21st May 2021.

St Mary’s is an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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