Deputy Headteacher, North Yorkshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Holy Family Catholic High SchoolNorth Yorkshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2018 or earlier if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16-L20
Contract term: Permanent

The Holy Family, Carlton is a highly successful, over-subscribed Catholic secondary school predominantly serving the communities of Selby, Goole and North Doncaster. With Christ at our centre, it is a place where children thrive, parents have confidence and staff are nurtured and developed.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic, inspirational and highly motivated practitioner to join our Senior Leadership Team from September 2018, or sooner. The successful candidate will play an active and influential role in all aspects of school leadership; and will have a key part in shaping the school's strategic plan in response to our improvement priorities as well as maintaining the school’s distinct Catholic ethos. The ability to lead on the pastoral and Catholic life of the school is desirable, however specific roles and responsibilities will be determined in line with your skills and experience.

Holy Family has undergone a period of transition and is keen to build and develop upon the energy, vision and commitment of the existing leadership team. The governing body have a focused strategy aiming to take the school towards a Good status by June 2019, and this is an excellent opportunity for you to play a key part of the rapid improvement that has already taken place. Applications are welcomed from colleagues seeking progression from Assistant to Deputy Headship in a rapidly improving school with excellent links to CPD within the local authority as well as the diocese. We also encourage applications from experienced colleagues seeking to support and develop our school on its’ journey towards excellence.

To be successful in the role, you will:

  • Be a practising Catholic with a strong, personal faith and a clear vision of Catholic Education
  • Ensure that all children are valued as individuals by promoting the highest standards of pastoral care
  • Be determined and energetic in maintaining high expectations across the school
  • Have the vision and interpersonal leadership skills to ensure continuous school improvement

In return we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a successful, genuinely inclusive school with an excellent reputation
  • A positive and progressive working environment focused on pupil progress
  • Excellent professional development opportunities


Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school, to witness the small but vibrant establishment that is ambitious to be outstanding.

Please contact Mrs Jane Lemm, Clerk to the Governors on lemmj@holyfamilycarlton.org or 01405 863619. to arrange a suitable time to visit the school.

Please note that we are closed for Easter from 30/03/18 until 16/04/18.

If you are excited by challenges, can work effectively as part of a team and are dedicated to making a tangible difference to the lives of the young people with whom you work, then this is an excellent opportunity for you. For full details, to discuss the role or to request an application pack, please contact Mrs J Lemm as above.

The closing date for this post is Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 12 noon.
Interview dates are to be confirmed.

We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we have sufficient suitable applications. Therefore we encourage interested applicants to submit an application as soon as possible. Holy Family Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance. Holy Family Catholic High School is an Equal Opportunities employer.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Long Hedge Lane, Carlton, Goole, North Yorkshire, DN14 9NS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1405 860276
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