Deputy Headteacher, Northamptonshire

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Thomas Becket Catholic SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership scale 15 - 20 (£56, 434 - £63,806)
Contract term: Permanent

Thomas Becket Catholic School joined the St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Academies Trust in April 2016 and is the only Catholic Secondary School in Northamptonshire. Based in the town of Northampton, the school has around 750 students aged 11 - 18, including a dedicated Sixth Form.

The school is seeking a practising Roman Catholic Deputy Headteacher who is really inspired by our journey so far and is excited to support the Headteacher and the Senior Leadership Team to embrace the potential that this school has to offer. 

With the support of The Trust, Thomas Becket has been on an incredible journey of school improvement over the last two years. Through investment in strong leadership, a relentless focus on teaching and learning and additional day-to-day support with financial and operational management, they have built the foundations for a bright and stimulating future for this school.

The school has amazing facilities including excellent sporting facilities, diverse curriculum areas and a large horticulture area.  The buildings and opportunities are available to all staff to collectively create a learning environment that is truly exceptional.

The school now needs a dedicated and outstanding teacher who has worked at a senior level and who will be committed in supporting the Headteacher to continue the journey through to ‘good’ and beyond.

If you believe this is the ideal opportunity for you to join a school where the ethos is that it is not enough to love the children, they have to know that they are loved, then we are keen to hear from you

All completed applications to be sent to Jo Brake-Oakes, Trust HR Manager; email by 12 noon on Monday 18th March 2019.  Application packs can be downloaded from the school website: 

Interviews will be held: Monday 25th March 2019.

Informal discussions with the Headteacher and/or to arrange a school visit please contact Jan Hayes, PA to the Headteacher on 01604 493211 or email her on

All our staff uphold the core values of faith, justice, compassion, truth and respect together with the Catholic ethos of the school regardless of religious denomination as we work as a community for our children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance in line with our Safer Recruitment Policy. 

‘Christ’s love is our Foundation’

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More about Thomas Becket Catholic School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Becket Way, Kettering Road North, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 6HT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604 493211
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Thomas Becket Catholic School is a mixed Roman Catholic secondary school for 11- to 18-year-olds in Northampton. There are currently around 1,136 students in attendance. The sixth form offers pupils the chance to study AS, A-Level and BTEC qualificat...