Deputy Headteacher, Newcastle upon Tyne

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

St Mary's Catholic SchoolNewcastle upon Tyne

Date posted:
Start date: 01/02/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L20-L24
Contract term: Permanent


RC Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne

Executive Headteacher:  J Foster  NOR c. 1400 (11-18)


L20 – L24

Required for September 2019 

Applications are invited from practising Catholics for the post of Deputy Headteacher at St Mary’s Catholic School, an exceptionally high performing National Teaching School.  Governors hope that the post will be attractive both to those seeking their first Deputy Headship and to serving Deputies seeking a new challenge.  Specific lead responsibilities for this post could be drawn from many key areas of school life, whether teaching and learning, achievement, curriculum, CPD and so on.  Our key priority is to recruit the best senior leader at this important time in the school’s continued development.  In addition to the generic responsibilities detailed in the job description, lead responsibilities will be agreed with the successful applicant, taking into account relevant experience and areas of interest, as well as the needs of the school.  Full training and unstinting support will be given.    

St Mary’s is widely recognised as a consistently high performing school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted.  DfE Performance Tables confirm the school’s exceptional academic performance at each key stage and in each curriculum area.  Outcomes have been in the top 10% nationally for four of the last five years.  We are very popular with parents and one of the most oversubscribed schools in the north-east.  We have 1150 students in the main school and our Sixth Form of over 200 is expected to grow to around 300 in the next three years.  We have fantastic teaching and support staff and also benefit from superb facilities in a lovely building which opened in 2011 and has been subsequently extended.    

 The Governors wish to appoint as Deputy Headteacher, a suitably experienced school leader with:-

  • A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos.
  • A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students.
  • Excellent leadership qualities and management skills.
  • A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning.
  • An excellent track record as a classroom teacher and school leader.

The application pack is available to download on the school website, TES website, Schools NorthEast or e-mail the Executive Headteacher’s PA, or telephone her (Tel: 0191 2153260).  

To visit the school prior to applying, please telephone the Executive Headteacher, John Foster.

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: 12.00 noon on Monday 25th February, 2019. 

Shortlisting and interviews will follow the closing date.

Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE7 7PE.

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More about St Mary's Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE7 7PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 215 3260
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