Assistant Principal, St Bede’s Catholic College

September 2021
Salary in the region of £55,338 to £64,143 depending on experience, academic qualifications and performance record.

Governors of St Bede’s Catholic College are seeking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational
Assistant Principal to the leadership team within our College.

St Bede’s has a superb reputation locally, within the Diocese and nationally. Our specialist subjects are those of Science and Sports. We are recognised by the Diocese as an Outstanding Catholic school and work closely with SSAT supporting the Leadership Legacy project. In addition, we hold a Beacon status for Holocaust Education, the Geography Quality Mark and an award from the Incorporated Society of Musicians in recognition of excellence in Music. More recently we have been recognised for ‘Leadership through moral purpose’, ‘engaging with evidence and research’ and for our outstanding results by SSAT. The College has also recently been awarded the Leading Parent Partnership award in recognition of our work with parents.

The ideal person for this post will be in sympathy with our Catholic character and have:

  • A track record as an outstanding teacher
  • Vision, creativity, energy and ambition
  • A clear understanding of teaching and learning
  • A determination to ensure no student is left behind
  • A good understanding of data and the curriculum 11-19
  • Experience and success at faculty leadership
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Total commitment to securing high standards from and through others
  • The ability to lead and inspire colleagues

If you are ready to take the next step into whole school strategic leadership and play significant role in ensuring St Bede’s flourishes as a great place of learning, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date is noon on Wednesday 21st April 2021

Further information and application details are available from our website:, by emailing the Principal, Garry Maher, at by telephoning the college on 0117 377 2216.

How to apply for the post of Assistant Principal
The vacancy has arisen following the retirement of the current post holder.
Please read our prospectus, the Ofsted and Diocesan reports, all available on our website.
Then, if you:

  • like what you read about St Bede’s Catholic College
  • meet the criteria of this exciting leadership position
  • and
  • wish to be considered to be our Assistant Principal,

please complete the application form and send it to the address below with a Letter of Application and one page of A4 outlining your “Leading and implementing a whole school initiative” alongside details of the examination performance of the children you have taught for the past two years.

Women are under represented on the current strategic leadership team; applications from excellent female leaders would be welcomed. Governors will however appoint the best candidate.

These should be sent for the attention of:
The Clerk to Governors,
St Bede’s Catholic College, Long Cross, Bristol, BS11 0SU
Tel: 0117 377 2216
and received by noon on Wednesday 21st April 2021.

Visits to the college can be arranged.