Headteacher, Derbyshire

Closing date:

Derby Cathedral SchoolDerbyshire

Date posted:
Start date: Summer Term 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £90,145 - £104,368 (L33-L39)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

School: Derby Cathedral School

Position: Headteacher

Location: Derby

Salary: £90,145 - £104,368 (L33 – L39) 

Start: Summer Term 2020

Unique opportunity for an outstanding leader 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Headteacher to lead Derby Cathedral School as it continues to grow in terms of numbers and success.

The 11 – 19 secondary school opened in September 2018, established by Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) and Derby Cathedral to help meet the need for additional high-quality secondary places in the Derby area and to give local families more choice. The school has had a successful start and is currently over-subscribed. There are currently two cohorts of students in school with a further cohort due to join in September 2020, and every subsequent year until full. 

Derby Cathedral School is the first ever Church of England Secondary school in the Diocese. Work will commence shortly on the construction of state-of-the-art buildings in a high-profile location in Derby City Centre. 

The school equips students with skills and qualifications that enable them to access high-quality careers in and around the city of Derby. The curriculum offer is broad and balanced and our specialism in Mathematics and Music is enhanced by strong links with the Cathedral Choir and Music Department, which has a track record of music tutelage. The curriculum specialisms are a key part of the school vision and represent a platform from which we build high levels of personal development, well-being and achievement from Year 7 onwards. 

We are looking for a proven school leader who will ensure that the Trustees’ vision for Derby Cathedral School is embedded. Candidates with experience of successful Deputy Headship are welcomed and additional support will be given for the role of Headteacher. 

You will be motivated to release talent from each and every student, regardless of aptitude or background. You will motivate students and staff to enjoy a full and varied enrichment programme of sport, the arts, interests and study in compulsory extended provision. You will fully support the Christian ethos of the school and Multi-Academy Trust.


Just on the edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park, Derby is just 15 minutes from the M1 junction 24 and accessible via the A6, A50, A38 and A52. With abundant family friendly amenities in the City and quick and easy access to the surrounding countryside, Derby is ideally placed and identified as one of the top places to live in the UK.

The development of a brand-new site within the City Centre will provide abundant parking and a new, modern working environment. 

Closing Date: Friday 7th February 2020,12 noon 

Interviews are scheduled for 12th and 13th February 2019.

If you would like to make an informal enquiry, please contact Mark Mallender on mark.mallender@derby.anglican.org  

To apply for this opportunity please download and complete the attached Application Form and Reference & Monitoring Form and submit to hr@ddat.org.uk 

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

More about Derby Cathedral School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Midland House, Nelson Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2SA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
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