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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

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Deputy Headteacher
Start date: January 2023 or sooner if possible
Contract type:  Full-time
Contract term: Permanent
Location: Thame, Oxfordshire
Salary: Leadership Scale L3 – L8

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a single form entry school situated in the market town of Thame.  We are a close knit family community where every child is known and loved, nurtured and challenged to be their best.  St. Joseph’s is part of The Pope Francis Catholic MAC which is a successful and growing Catholic Multi Academy Company situated in Oxfordshire.

Reporting to the Headteacher, the Board of Directors, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Birmingham, seek to appoint a practising and committed Catholic Deputy Headteacher.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Headteacher in leading and inspiring the whole school community on its journey towards excellence - providing the highest standard of education for our children and ensuring that our school is the very best that it can be.  Having high expectations and aspirations for all pupils, along with a commitment to inclusive learning and reducing barriers are essential for this role.  This role will have a class teaching commitment two days per week.

St. Joseph’s is blessed with a beautiful school site with ample outdoor space, where there is potential for the further development of outdoor learning.  Our school building has bright, spacious classrooms and part of the site is shared with our parish church. 

As a MAC we believe fundamentally in the education of the whole child, each of whom is unique and made in the image and likeness of God. We are committed to working together as one family across all our schools and we recognise the importance that strong leadership plays in achieving this. Our approach to continual professional development and collaboration between the leaders in all our schools reflects this vision.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a practising Catholic
  • Be able to deepen and strengthen the ethos and mission of Catholic education
  • Have a clear understanding of how to develop, improve and enrich opportunities for all pupils
  • Have experience of leading a key stage and / or a whole school initiative
  • Be a caring and inspiring leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills

We will offer: 

  • A community with a strong Catholic ethos where everyone is valued and cared for
  • A team committed to securing the best for all our pupils and staff
  • A supportive Governing Body with a wide skill set and a strong commitment to continual improvement
  • Pupils who want to learn and to succeed
  • Strong supportive links with the parish and other schools in the area and beyond
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact our office manager Ginevra Sproat on or 01844 214278. To apply, please complete the CES application form and all other supplementary forms included in the application pack. In completing the CES application form, you will need to include a supporting statement detailing your relevant experience, skills and competencies.

Closing date: Friday 8th July 2022 (noon)
Shortlisting:   Friday 8th July 2022
Interviews:     Thursday 14th July 2022