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Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-3755-64L
  • Posted:15/10/2022
  • Pay:Leadership Spine L12-16
  • Start Date:January or April 2023
  • App Close Date:28/02/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


This is an exceptional opportunity to join our team as a Deputy Headteacher at St Mary's Catholic Primary.

Leadership Spine: L12-16

The Governors are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher, who can support the Headteacher in strategically leading and managing the school. 

The successful candidate will be expected to lead staff in continuing to raise standards and have a shared responsibility for the overall effectiveness, in providing the highest quality of education for all our pupils.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a practising Catholic, committed to the ethos and vision of Catholic education and able to nurture faith and spirituality;
  • be an outstanding class teacher, passionate in developing high standards and striving for excellence;
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire staff and children to achieve the highest standards;
  • have experience of strategic planning and leadership;
  • have a strong commitment to their own learning and professional development.


We can offer you:

  • a caring, welcoming school and parish community with a strong Catholic ethos; 
  • children who are motivated, eager to learn, happy and well-behaved;
  • committed, hardworking, supportive staff and governing body;
  • exceptional opportunities for professional development, to empower you to lead and innovate;
  • a clear vision for school development;
  • a well-resourced and rich learning environment. 


St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding pupils, any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, health check and enhanced criminal record check via the Criminal Records Bureau (for Children and Vulnerable Adults) and proof of right to work in the UK. We are an equal opportunities employer. 


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement with the School Office.

Information about the school

St Mary's is a successful and happy school, combining a caring Catholic ethos with enthusiastic learners. Children's behaviour is outstanding due to our commitment to high expectations and a positive approach to learning.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 856 459


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.