APPOINTED! : Deputy Headteacher - St Joseph's Specialist Trust

APPOINTED! : Deputy Headteacher - St Joseph's Specialist Trust - Surrey

£60,099 - £68,799 + Relocation Support - Catholic - Deputy Head/Vice Principal
Ref: 131 Date Posted: Thursday 02 May 2024

 

Deputy Headteacher

Location: Cranleigh, Surrey
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: April 2024 or sooner/later by negotiation

This Extraordinary achieving school is looking for an Inspirational Deputy Headteacher.

If you can answer YES to ALL of the following we would love to speak with you:

  • Are you a practising Catholic? - or can you recommend someone who is!
  • Are you a proven leader within a School or Department (currently managing a team)?
  • Are you being called to make a life-long difference in young people’s lives?

This is a Deputy Headteacher position with a difference. Set within 22 acres in the beautiful Surrey countryside near the historic City of Guildford, you will help manage a dedicated team of c85 staff supporting 70 learners aged from 5 – 19 years (currently drawn from 20 LAs) with moderate, complex and severe learning difficulties.

As an ambitious teacher (from either the mainstream or specialist primary or secondary schools sector) you will help oversee an outstanding range of facilities, with teaching, specialist support, chaplaincy and care from a dedicated team of professionals who are nationally recognised for their unrivalled expertise and creative talent.

A wonderfully talented team to join, lead and learn from.

Offering an EXCELLENT salary.

SEN experience whilst welcome is not a pre-requisite. Having the heart and the will to succeed, however, is. 

Closing date: Monday 27 November at 12 Noon

Interviews: TBD

For more details or to have an informal discussion, please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in complete confidence, on 01737 652 043 or ldowds@emmausleadership.me BEFORE applying.

All conversations are held in the strictest confidence.

Our school is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. DBS check required.

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Dan Pickard, Headteacher, The Bishop’s CE Primary School - Thetford

"Thank you for everything you did to successfully support our recruitment of an outstanding Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Using Emmaus Leadership to manage the recruitment to the post was much debated and was the subject of intense scrutiny by our Governing Body who were somewhat reluctant to use a leadership recruitment specialist. However, their confidence was reinstated as a result of your professional approach, your insightful knowledge and the resulting candidate pool produced for both appointments. I have no hesitation in recommending Emmaus to other schools."

Annie Sutton - Executive Principal, St Joseph's RC Specialist School and College

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Peter Giorgio, Director of Education, Nottingham Diocese

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Canon Bob Baker, Chair of Governors,The Bishop’s CE School - Thetford

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The Rt Rev Keith Sinclair - Anglican Bishop of Birkenhead

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