Diocese of Shrewsbury


Our Lady and St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School
Price Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 8DU
schooloffice@ourlady-saintedwards.wirral.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs E McGunigall
Group 3 - NOR 485 - Salary L11-L15

‘Hand in hand we learn and together we achieve’

Deputy Head Teacher

Due to the successful appointment of our current Deputy Head to Headship the Governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and committed Catholic to the post of Deputy Head Teacher to join our outstanding school.

The successful candidate will work with the Head Teacher, staff and Governors to lead and develop this National Support School on the next stage of its journey as a Teaching School.

Our School:
• Judged by OFSTED to be ‘Outstanding’ in 2010
• Designated as National Support School in 2011
• Pre-school ‘Outstanding’ in all areas in 2016
• S48 ‘Outstanding’ in all areas 2016
• Awarded Teaching School Status in 2017
• Consistently exceeds national averages for attainment in KS2

We offer:
• Non-teaching Deputy
• A Christ centred school with supportive staff, parents and governors in a thriving community
• A school which exhibits very high standards in all areas of pupil achievement supported by a dynamic Catholic ethos, with Gospel values at its heart, which permeates all aspects of school life
• Dedicated, talented and professional team
• Supportive and experienced Governing Body totally committed to the continued development of the school community.
• Well behaved children who enjoy coming to school and are keen to learn
• An exceptionally welcoming ethos and an outstanding sense of community through our close partnerships with families, the parish and other community groups
• Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development through National Support School and Teaching School designations

We are looking for a strong, dynamic and inspirational leader who:
• Promotes high expectations and will help our children to thrive in a culture that builds resilience and have a positive attitude to learning
• Believes that only the very best is good enough
• Is an outstanding classroom practitioner who motivates and inspires children and staff
• Is creative, forward thinking and skilled in leading and managing areas of school development
• Can calmly and confidently deputise for the Head Teacher
• Take a strategic lead role in curriculum development, teaching and learning
• Will develop the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school

Closing Date 25th September 2017 at 12.00 pm
Shortlisting 25th September 2017
Tasks 28th September 2017
Interviews 29th September 2017
Start Date January 2018


We warmly encourage applicants to visit our school. Visits will be available on the 20th September & 21st September 2017. Please contact school to arrange an appointment. Application must be made on the CES senior leadership application form. Application packs are available here.

Our Lady and St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
This post will require an enhanced DBS and references will be requested prior to interview.