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Pastoral Deputy Headteacher - Full-time

St John's Catholic Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3708-125T
  • Posted:21/03/2024
  • Pay:L11 to L18
  • Start Date:1/9/24
  • App Close Date:15/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint an excellent senior leader who will take an integral role in driving our school further forward.

We have a range of expertise within the current leadership and are looking to both strengthen and add to this team. As Deputy Headteacher, you will be involved in, but not limited to, leading on behaviour and conduct, attendance, safeguarding, and inclusion- championing our disadvantaged children.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, firmly believing that all children can achieve, and committed to ensuring all our children and staff aspire to do their very best in every lesson of every day. This role is open to individuals with experience in educational leadership from all backgrounds, and would be ideal for someone who is detail oriented, process driven and solution focused.

The ideal candidate will be:
• A practicing Catholic
• Experienced in leading school improvement
• Approachable
• Resilient
• Self-reflective, and open to feedback

Are you an experienced and driven leader?
Do you inspire children and staff to be the best they can be?
Do you want to help shape the future of a whole community?

If so, we would love you to be a part of our journey. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

Information about the school

St John’s is a four-form entry primary academy located in Gravesend, serving the Parish of St John the Evangelist and the local area. It is part of the Kent Catholic Schools Partnership (KCSP), a multi-academy trust established by the Archdiocese of Southwark for Catholic education across Kent which currently comprises of 26 academies (21 primary and 5 secondary).

St John’s is an inclusive academy. Its dedicated staff, helpers and governance committee members work hard to ensure that every student is supported and challenged to be their very best. Each individual is encouraged to grow spiritually and intellectually, so that unique and positive contributions can be made to society and the world. Our most recent denominational inspection in November 2022 and Ofsted inspection in November 2023 judged the academy to be ‘Good’.

Mrs Barron and Mrs Cooneyhan Co-Headteachers

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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 Education.