The governors of St. Cuthbert’s R.C. Primary School are seeking to appoint a practising Catholic who is highly motivated, committed and an exemplary practitioner to the position of Deputy Headteacher for our school. This is an opportunity for a strong and effective leader to make a significant impact at our school where we seek at all times to be witness to Jesus Christ. The governors are looking for applicants who have a clear vision of Catholic education and have the ability to put this into practice.

We can offer:

Quality support

A unique opportunity to work with an Executive Headteacher

Delightful children who are eager to learn

Supportive governors, parents and carers

A friendly and talented staff team committed to working together to drive the school forward

The opportunity to work with other Catholic schools as part of a well-established collaboration of schools

Excellent professional development opportunities

The successful candidate will:

Be a practising Catholic who can nurture faith and spirituality

Be an outstanding classroom practitioner who can motivate and inspire pupils

Be highly motivated with proven leadership skills

Have the ability to work collaboratively and be instrumental in shaping the future of our school

Recognise, support, utilise and develop the skills of all the staff

Have excellent management and interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, challenge and inspire staff and pupils

We warmly welcome and encourage all applicants to visit our school and meet the Executive Headteacher, Mylene McGuire. For further information, an application pack and to make an appointment, please contact Lesley Usher (School Business Manager) at

Please note that all applicants must use the CES application forms. Applications may be sent either by email or by hand to the school.

Meetings with the Executive Headteacher – By arrangement before 1st March

Closing date – 5th March at 9am

Shortlisting – w/c 5th March

Observations – w/c 12th March

Interviews – Thursday 15th March


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks.

The successful candidate will be required to sign the Catholic Education Service contract of employment in order to maintain and promote the Catholic character of the school. 

Letter to Applicant from Chair of Governors

Job Description

Person Specification

Leadership Application Form

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