Oratory R.C. Primary School

Bury Walk, Cale Street, Chelsea, London SW3 6QH

Deputy Headteacher
Required for September 2019 or sooner
Group 2 NOR 210
(L 12-16)

The Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School is a happy and successful school situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, close to South Kensington and the Kings Road. The governors seek to appoint a practising Catholic to work with the Headteacher and share in the leadership and development of the school.

The Deputy Head Teacher will assist the Head Teacher in leading and managing the school, in order to provide a Catholic educational community, sharing and communicating the vision and values of the school, so that all are enabled to achieve their highest potential. Under the delegated authority of the Head Teacher, the Deputy Head will have responsibility for the day to day organisation and operation of the school in the absence of the Head Teacher. This role will involve a class teaching commitment. There will be one day per week for deputy head commitments and PPA. In addition, there will be release time for subject co-ordination and block release to work on specific projects. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are looking for someone who:
• Has a strong personal faith and a clear understanding of Catholic Education
• Is a well organised practitioner with high expectations of achievement and behaviour
• Is an outstanding and inspirational class teacher
• Has proven interpersonal, leadership and management skills
• Has experience of and has taken a leading role in curriculum development and whole school improvement
• Is committed to team building and developing good relationships
• Has vision to assist the school in its continuing development

We can offer you:
• A friendly and caring school community
• Well behaved, enthusiastic and engaged pupils
• A talented and committed staff team
• Supportive parents who are active in their children's learning and the life of the school
• A conscientious and encouraging governing body
• Excellent opportunities to develop professionally and grow in your role as a leader of learning

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Arrangements to visit the school can be made with the Business Manager. Tel 020 7589 5900 or email: info@oratory.rbkc.sch.uk

Application forms can be downloaded from the school website and should be returned to Oratory RC Primary School, Bury Walk, Cale Street, Chelsea, London SW3 6QH or emailed to info@oratory.rbkc.sch.uk

Oratory RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to an Enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: 16th January 2019
Interviews: week of 4th February 2019