The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in partnership with Northumberland Local Authority

St. Paul’s RCVA Primary School
South Road, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2NU
01665 602547

Group 2 ISR L5 – L9 NOR 180
(plus 26 place Nursery and Pre-School for 2 Year old children)

Are you an outstanding teacher? Do you have exceptional leadership skills?
Can you make a difference in supporting our children to live and grow in faith?

Applications are invited from practising and committed Roman Catholic teachers for the post of Deputy Headteacher required from September 2018.

St. Paul’s is a welcoming and inclusive school, firmly driven by its mission as a Catholic Community. Situated in the historic, expanding, market town of Alnwick in a beautiful area of Northumberland, we enjoy excellent facilities in extensive grounds. Following our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection, the Governing Body wish to appoint an inspirational lead professional, with a clear vision and strong commitment to the Catholic ethos of our school. The Deputy Headteacher will work in partnership with the Headteacher to build on our success as we aim to further develop into an outstanding primary school.

Our Deputy Head will:
• Be a committed practising Catholic, who fully shares in the Catholic ethos of the school
• Support the Catholic life of the school by taking the lead role in developing and coordinating Religious Education.
• Be an outstanding primary classroom practitioner, passionate in developing high standards and expectations for all pupils
• Be able to demonstrate recent experience in leadership and management
• Be a key member of the Leadership Team who will drive school improvement and raise standards
• Work in partnership with the Headteacher, Leadership Team, Governors and the wider community

In return we offer:
• A happy, warm, welcoming school community
• Polite and confident pupils who are ‘positive about their learning’ Ofsted Nov. 2017
• A caring community, united in our desire to learn and improve together
• Excellent learning facilities that are bright and spacious
• Supportive Governors, staff and parents
• Excellent links with Parishes and local community
• Supportive CPD opportunities

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, by arrangement.

CES Application Forms and further information are available from our website Application forms should be e-mailed to the Business Manager,
Mrs Audrey Gair, or posted to the above address.

Closing date: 5th March 2018 at 12 noon
Short listing: 6th March 2018
Interviews: 23rd March 2018

The governing body and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons and the Deputy Headteacher should support the Headteacher in ensuring that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service.