Headteacher, Derbyshire

Closing date:

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary AcademyDerbyshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2020.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Pay Banding Leadership Scale 24 - 30
Contract term: Permanent



Abbot Road, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston DE7 4HX 

An academy within the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust 


Pay Banding Leadership Scale 24 - 30 

The Trust Directors of St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust wish to appoint an inspirational, ambitious and strategic leader who can build on the many strengths of the school, and work in partnership with staff, parents and governors to progress the school’s journey to become Outstanding.  Start date for the post will be 1 September 2020. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to help lead the school into the next phase of its development and make a significant contribution to the future success of the school. Saint John Houghton were recently graded ‘good’ by OFSTED in every area.  

‘Staff morale is high and teachers say that they are proud to work at the school’ OFSTD May 2019 

‘Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development reflects the school’s core ethos. Pupils are confident and embrace the opportunity to offer service for the school and wider community’ OFSTD May 2019 

Our vision: Learning Without Limits 

Our Mission: Inspiring ambition and excellence, guided by Christ 

Our Values: Aspiration, Respect, Determination 

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. The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

This is a reserved post which means that applicants must be practising Catholics.  

Please consult the document produced by the Diocese of Nottingham ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a Practising Catholic’ for further information. 

 Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please contact the school office: Telephone: 0115 322 896 or by emailing: officemanager@st-johnhoughton.derbyshire.sch.uk 

How to apply  

For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit https://srscmat.co.uk/vacancies or email vacancies@srscmat.co.uk.  

Indicative dates are as follows: 

Closing date:        2nd December 2019 

Interviews:    16th and 17th December 2019 

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.    

The Trust will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.     


More about Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Abbot Road, Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4HX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 9322896
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Saint John Houghton is a Catholic Secondary school offering a Christian education, where prayer, worship and liturgy are integral parts of our daily life.

We aspire, as a school:

To be recognised for the quality of care extended to all associated...