Deputy Headteacher, Essex

Closing date:

St John Payne Catholic SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Spine L20 to L24 (£65,561 to £72,306)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic and forward-thinking practising Catholic teacher to assume a lead role in furthering the success of this thriving school. 

St John Payne is a Coeducational Voluntary Aided Catholic Comprehensive school for 1150 students aged 11 to 18, including 200 in the Sixth Form. The school enjoys an excellent reputation at GCSE and A Level and also for its pastoral work.

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

• leadership of teaching & learning

• raising attainment and improving progress

• establishing accountability via line management to develop leadership

• improving provision through support and expectation

• leading and shaping strategic direction

• the ability to work both collegiately and independently

• the ability to analyse and evaluate evidence

• excellent motivational skills, combined with personal drive and commitment

• commitment to our vision of Catholic education, placing faith at the heart of school life

• the potential to develop and progress to Headship*

*The successful applicant must prove that they can elicit the trust and confidence of staff, parents & carers, Governors and Clergy; and will demonstrate the experience, assurance and credibility required to deputise for the Headteacher in all aspects of leadership.

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 to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Mrs G Daly gda@sjp.essex.sch.uk to arrange. 

Closing date: Noon, Monday 20th January 2020

Interviews: Monday 27th January 2020

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. 



More about St John Payne Catholic School
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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. View in Google Maps
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...