Deputy Headteacher, Essex

St John Payne Catholic SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Spine L20 to L24 £63,806 to £69,673
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic and forward-thinking practising Catholic teacher to join the leadership team of this thriving and successful school.

St John Payne is a Voluntary Aided Catholic Comprehensive school for 1105 boys and girls aged 11 to 18 including 180 in the Sixth Form. The school enjoys an excellent reputation at GCSE and A Level and also for its pastoral work.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven record of school improvement at senior level. This will comprise:

  • raising attainment and improving student progress and attainment
  • establishing accountability via line management to develop leadership
  • improving provision through support and expectation
  • the ability to contribute to the strategic direction of the school
  • the ability to analyse and evaluate evidence
  • excellent motivational skills
  • commitment to our vision of Catholic education in which our faith is at the centre of school life
  • the ambition to develop and progress to Headship

For an application pack please contact the school office or follow the link from the ‘Vacancies’ section of our website www.sjp.essex.sch.uk

Visits warmly welcomed from 7th to 13th February. Please contact Mrs Morley mmo@sjp.essex.sch.uk

Closing date: Noon, Monday 25th February 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March 2019

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and fitness to work declaration. 




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Patching Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4BS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1245 256030
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Mission Statement: Developing Outstanding Students

Our core values mean that we:

  • Foster a community where life is lived according to Gospel values and the teachings of the Catholic Church.


  • Help each and every student realise their full potent...