Deputy Headteacher, St William of Perth Catholic Primary School

Canon Close, Rochester, Kent ME1 3EN
Phone: 01634 404267
Fax: 01634 404788

Salary Range Group 2 L2 – L8   Required for September 2024

A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a practising Catholic to join our supportive, hardworking and committed staff of St William of Perth.  St William of Perth is looking to appoint an ambitious and dynamic Deputy Headteacher to join our school family. Our school community is renowned for its warm and welcoming ethos as well as high expectations and academic achievement – Exceptional relationships within the school exemplify the Gospel values and staff are role models for the pupils.  Pastoral support is exceptional and ensures that pupils with additional needs reach their full potential. – Section 48 RE inspection February 2023”

This is an exciting new chapter in the school’s development as we look to build on our recent Outstanding Denominational Inspection report (February 2023) and our Good OFSTED (October 2023). The post will have responsibility for teaching a class year group (3 ½ days a week) with release time (1 ½ days) for supporting teaching and leadership across the school wherever our leadership need dictates. In return, we offer oopportunities to grow and develop as a leader, supported by an experienced Headteacher and the wider leadership team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Will be a practising Catholic with a clear vision of Catholic Education.
  • Be an outstanding and inspirational classroom teacher with high expectations of pupil attainment and progress.
  • Lead curriculum development within the school.
  • Work with the Headteacher to ensure the highest standards of behaviour.
  • Have strong management and interpersonal skills
  • Motivate, lead, mentor and support colleagues
  • Be able to use their own initiative.

We are able to offer:

  • 1. A happy, welcoming and friendly school team
  • 2. Well behaved pupils who are keen to learn
  • 3. Dedicated, hard-working and supportive staff
  • 4. Commitment to support your continual professional development
  • 5. A structured, supportive and flexible approach to well being – “Well-being is considered carefully by leaders – Ofsted 2023.”
  • 5. Close links with our Parish of St John Fisher
  • 6. Excellent transport links to the coast and London.

An application pack is available to you and we actively encourage you to arrange a visit to our school.

Please contact Claire Eastwood (school secretary) on the above telephone number to arrange a suitable, mutually agreeable time.

Closing time & date for applications: Friday 19th April
Interviews:  Week beginning 6th May

Our school is firmly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and ensures that all staff shares this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and the Headteacher ensures that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard the children, consequently a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants which will require an Enhanced Check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

St William of Perth will carry out an online search as part of their due diligence on any shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with an applicant at interview. This information will be kept on file for 6 months, in line with data protection procedures.