Deputy Headteacher (Permanent)

Required for September 2020 or earlier if available
The governors of St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational practising Catholic Deputy Headteacher who will develop and share our vision of high quality education for all, with a deep commitment to our mission statement:

Together with Jesus,
We will Learn and Grow in Faith.

We are looking for a leader with exceptionally strong values who will foster and develop the respectful and inclusive ethos of our Catholic School. Who will bring energy and drive, demonstrating excellence in classroom practice and will be inspirational in enabling progress and raising standards. They must be creative, forward thinking and skilled in leading and managing areas of school improvement. The successful candidate must be able to face challenge with positivity, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be a team worker and essentially have a good sense of humour.

Governors are looking for a candidate with a passion for promoting a clear child centred vision of educational excellence, developing children’s’ love of learning whilst ensuring high levels of progress and attainment.

St Oswald’s Primary School is a larger than average, three form entry primary school catering for children aged three to eleven years. The school amalgamated in 2016 and is situated in two separate buildings. We can offer a prospective Deputy Head a school that in our most recent inspection in November 2018 deemed us to be a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted) and our RE Inspection November 2017 found us to be an ‘Outstanding school in all areas’ (Section 48).

We have happy, well behaved children who love their school and enjoy learning. Extremely hard-working, friendly staff who are dedicated to supporting development. A close working partnership between school, parents/carers, community and church and a governing body who is fully committed to continuing the development of this fantastic school.

This is a wonderful opportunity waiting for someone. We strongly recommend visits to the school. Please contact the Business Manager Mr Strom for an appointment. or phone 0151 228 8436

Information about our school can be found on our website:

Closing date 24th January 2020 at 3pm
Shortlisting 29th January 2020
Interviews 13th February 2020

Application packs are available here:

Download: Job Description [PDF]
Download: Person Specification [PDF]
Download: Application Form [PDF]
Download: Recruitment Monitoring Form [PDF]

St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare. This post is subject to all the relevant pre-employment checks set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education, including an enhanced DBS certificate with a barred-list check.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices that:

  • Deter prospective applicants who are unsuitable to work with children or young people
  • Identify and reject applicants who are unsuitable to work with children or young people
  • Prevent and deter inappropriate behaviours by providing on-going supervision, training and support to all staff and volunteers