Deputy Headteacher (St Bede's Catholic Primary School, South Shields)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
19/04/2024 09:00
L8 (£56,082) – L12 (£61,882)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Leadership
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
St Bede's Catholic Primary School, South Shields
Number of posts:
Closing date:
19 Apr
Further Information
St.Bede’s Catholic Primary School
Claypath Lane, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 4PG
Telephone - 0191 456 0108
Email – tbsinfo@stbedessouthshields.co.uk
Website – www.stbedessouthshields.co.uk

Deputy Headteacher Vacancy
(Permanent – Full Time)

Required for September 2024 

Group 2 NOR 207 (+ 26 morning place Nursery pupils)
Salary Range L8 (£56,082) – L12 (£61,882) 

Applications are invited from practising and committed Catholic teachers for the post of full time, permanent deputy headteacher at St Bede’s Catholic Primary School (please refer to the attached briefing note on the definition of practising Catholic).
St Bede’s Catholic Primary School is a happy, thriving school based in the centre of South Shields.  Our school mission states that ‘with Christ at our side, we shine in all that we do’.  We aim to nurture every child to become the best version of themselves.

At St. Bede’s, we recognise and cherish the dignity, worth and uniqueness of each individual, providing a safe, happy and loving environment for all.  The school has high expectations and strives for excellence in all that we do. 
Our Deputy Headteacher will be:
  • A practising Catholic who is committed to nurturing the faith of the pupils and staff.
  • An outstanding practitioner who is able to promote, model and share exemplary teaching and learning practices.
  • Ambitious and have high expectations of achievements for pupils and staff along with the personal skills to inspire this in others.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative, drive, integrity, and excellent communication skills.
  • Open to new opportunities and challenges.
  • Committed to working collaboratively with pupils, staff, Governors, parents/carers, and with both the Parish and local communities. 

In return we can offer:
  • A welcoming community of enthusiastic, happy, and well-behaved children.
  • A team of experienced, dedicated, and hardworking staff who are supportive of each other and are committed to their continuing professional development.
  • A knowledgeable and experienced Governing Board that understands the role of the Deputy Headteacher and provides support and challenge.
  • A strong working partnership with other schools in the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust.
  • A commitment to support your continuous professional development. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious leader to support St Bede’s on the next phase of its journey.  The successful candidate will have the ambition, drive and expertise to ensure that St Bede’s continues to thrive as a highly successful school and in return, will receive excellent support from the school, Trust central team, the Diocese and partner schools.
St Bede’s is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust which is one of four Trusts in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.  The Trust includes five Secondary and twenty-five Primary  Schools across South Tyneside, Sunderland and East Durham.
Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with South Tyneside Child Protection Procedures. Enhanced DBS checks are mandatory for all school staff.
To have a confidential discussion about the post with Mrs Carol Devine, Headteacher of St. Bede’s Catholic Primary School, please email Mrs Amanda Griffiths at tbsinfo@stbedessouthshields.co.uk Visits to the school are welcomed.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment.
Application packs can be downloaded from the Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust website http://bccet.org.uk/vacancies/ Only the CES forms included in the application pack should be used to apply for this post.  Please do not download forms directly from the CES website.
Completed application forms should be submitted by email to tbsinfo@stbedessouthshields.co.uk F.A.O Mrs Catherine Ellwood, Chair of Governors by 9am on Friday 19th April 2024
Electronic signatures will be accepted but candidates will be required to add a written signature to their application when circumstances allow.
The position we are filling is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks.  An online search will be completed for all shortlisted candidates.
Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date: 9.00am, Friday 19thApril 2024
Shortlisting: Wednesday 24th April 2024
Interview date: Wednesday 8th May 2024

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is the Employer

** The Application form for this role can also be found saved in ‘Supporting Documents’.