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Deputy Headteacher

Closing date for applications: 07/05/2021 9:00 am
Salary: L19– L23 (£65,735 – £72,497)
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Sites: The Becket School, West Bridgford, Nottingham, a part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust, Nottingham

Job description:

Interview date: 19 May 2021

Start date: 31 August 2021

Help us to shape the future of Catholic secondary education in Nottinghamshire

The Directors of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust are looking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher at The Becket School.  The Becket School is part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust, along with all the Catholic schools in Nottinghamshire.

Located in the well-regarded area of West Bridgford, Nottingham, we are a large secondary school with a successful Sixth Form.  We were judged ‘outstanding’ in our latest Diocesan Canonical inspection and we are currently rated ‘good’ by Ofsted. The school is a relatively new building and has benefitted from a high level of investment in recent years.

Reporting to and working closely with the Headteacher, you will focus your leadership skills on both the Catholic life of the school and standards of teaching and learning.  Working with the school community, you will be responsible for the all-round spiritual, social and academic development of all pupils.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a practising Catholic with a strong faith commitment and a clear vision for Catholic Education
  • ensure that the example and teachings of Jesus Christ are at the centre of all that we do
  • have a proven track records of successful leadership, management and school improvement
  • have the vision, drive and energy to initiate, lead and manage strategies to build on the current successes and achievements of the school
  • be passionate about ensuring that each pupil fulfils their unique potential
  • be a confident, positive and visible leader with the ability to build relationships with staff, pupils, parents, Governors, Directors and others working in the CMAT and a wide variety of external partners
  • constantly be looking ahead, working closely with the CMAT, Governors and the SLT to develop a compelling faith centred vision for the school that acts as the focus of all activity and drives improvement
  • be able to build successful teams and work collaboratively with others to achieve success
  • have the ability to drive themselves and others
  • be able to respond and adapt effectively to changing circumstances, maintaining high levels of performance
  • actively listen and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences
  • place safeguarding at the heart of the school 

In return we can offer you: 

  • enthusiastic and ambitious children who are keen to learn
  • a highly supportive and ambitious Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Board and Governing Body
  • a school which is fully staffed by a dedicated, well qualified teaching and support team committed to supporting the school and its pupils
  • the benefits of The Nottingham Catholic Teaching School Alliance. You would benefit from first class CPD opportunities and be able to lead CPD for the TSA
  • an excellent, bespoke induction programme

There will be an expectation that you will make a positive contribution to the overall development of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust.

To arrange a virtual conversation about this role, please contact Mrs Karen Rich, Executive Assistant to James McGeachie, CEO at [email protected]

To apply, please complete an application form and return to: [email protected]

Application Pack – Deputy Headteacher TBS

Definition Of A Practising Catholic

Senior Leadership Application Form.doc

Notes To Applicants

Consent To Obtain References

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Recruitment Privacy Notice

The Our Lady of Lourdes 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, which will be requested, prior to interview, 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.

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