Senior Deputy Head Teacher, Medway

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St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive SchoolMedway

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Start date: January/Easter 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L24 to L28
Contract term: Permanent

We are fortunate enough to serve one of the most diverse student communities in the area. Over 50% of our students come from minority backgrounds and this diversity forms a very real part of who we are as a school community. Whilst we are rightly proud to be a Catholic School, we are equally proud that students and staff of all faiths, ethnic groups, nationalities and backgrounds are not only welcomed, but flourish here.

Students at St. John Fisher School are set high aspirational targets and are provided with a wide range of opportunities which will enable them to use and extend the skills and talents they have been blessed with.

Due to promotion and restructuring, we are in the unique position to transform the leadership of our school. Duties and responsibilities for these appointments will be determined by the skill-set of the successful candidates, allowing for maximum flexibility and the opportunity for us to create a truly exciting and dynamic Senior Leadership Team. This is a fantastic opportunity for existing or aspiring leaders to diversify their skill-set and experience portfolio.

The school benefits from a successful bid - PSPB2 (the government funded Priority School Building Programme 2) which is worth approximately £30million. This work to rebuild and remodel the school has just started and there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to be involved in the development of this exciting work.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate with strong leadership and management skills, presence and drive and are willing to support every individual to fulfill their potential.

We would welcome applications from candidates who aspire to Headship and will support them in every way to achieve this

The Governing Body and Headteacher are seeking candidates with:

  • The skills and ability to be a “true Deputy” by supporting and leading alongside the Headteacher
  • The ability to ensure that the Catholic values and ethos are upheld and practised by the staff and students of the school
  • The ability to promote the Catholic principles of leadership in the skills of chairmanship, negotiation, arbitration and reconciliation.
  • An unrelenting drive to raise standards
  • A clear, consistent focus on Teaching and Learning
  • A track record of supporting and developing outstanding teaching

We are a Catholic community and strive to uphold strong spiritual and moral values, both in and outside the classroom. Applicants should be a practising Catholic and in good standing with the church.

For an informal discussion on this role please contact Dion Mills on 07899 063321 or

To request an application pack please contact Emma Fletcher on 01273 721579 or

School Tour: to arrange a one to one meeting and school tour with the Headteacher contact Emma Fletcher

Closing Date: Monday 2nd October 2017 at 9am
Shortlisting:  Wednesday 4th October 2017
Interviews: Wednesday 11th October 2017

St John Fisher Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to clearance by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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More about St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Ordnance Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6SG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 335757
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The School was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church. The School is conducted as a Catholic School in accordance with the canon law and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Archdiocese of Southw...