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Deputy Headteacher

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St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy, Buxton
Salary details
Leadership (L14-L17)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
1.0 FTE
Closing Date
28 January 2019
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“This is a Good School with Outstanding Behaviour and Outstanding spiritual, moral, cultural and social education” (Ofsted May 2013)

“The staff and pupils are exceptionally loyal. In accordance with the school aims, they indeed have a ‘strong sense of pride and belonging’ for the school community” (Ofsted Section 8 inspection – March 2017)

St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi-Academy Trust, are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher in this very successful popular 11-16 school following the retirement of the current post-holder.

St Thomas More is a small, popular Catholic High School in the beautiful town of Buxton in Derbyshire; within easy access from Cheshire, Manchester and Stockport as well as Derbyshire and other surrounding areas.

We are looking for an excellent classroom practitioner who:

- Can lead by example.

- Who is committed to promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning in this Catholic school.

- Is a practising Catholic, and can maintain the Catholic ethos of the school.

- We are particularly interested in practitioners with pastoral leadership experience.

As the sole Deputy, the successful applicant will be a key member of the School Leadership Team with particular responsibility for the pastoral care of all our pupils. Responsibilities may evolve over time, in response to the natural growth and development of the school. The specific duties of the successful candidate will vary according to their particular strengths and experiences but adaptability and flexibility will be essential.

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office: Telephone: 01298 23167 or by emailing: enquiries@st-thomasmore.derbyshire.sch.uk

How to apply:

Please do not apply using the Derbyshire County Council website.
For more information, an application pack and to apply please visit https://srscmat.co.uk/vacancies or email vacancies@srscmat.co.uk

Indicative timetable (please note these dates may alter):

Closing date: 28 January 2019 at 12 noon

Interviews: 12 and 13 February 2019

The St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK.

The Trust will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.


Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.