APPOINTED: Vice Principal - All Saints Catholic College

APPOINTED: Vice Principal - All Saints Catholic College - West Yorkshire

£Competitive to attract the right applicant - Catholic - Deputy Head/Vice Principal
Ref: 95 Date Posted: Tuesday 19 Nov 2019
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Vice Principal

Salary: £Competitive to attract the right applicant
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorks, HD2 2JT
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
Start Date: January 2020 or earlier

All Saints Catholic College is looking for a practising Catholic school leader ‘in the making’, a shining star who will flourish in the standalone role of Vice Principal.

All Saints is a successful 11 – 16 voluntary aided comprehensive school with around 780 students. The College is located in the town of Huddersfield, close to the Pennines, midway between Leeds and Manchester. The College has a climate of high expectations where students make good progress

in a diverse learning community - achieving a DfE Pupil Premium Regional Award in February 2015, being judged good by Ofsted in June 2017 and outstanding in our Section 48 Inspection in May 2018.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Assistant or Deputy Head (and practising Catholic) who can show evidence of impact across most areas of school leadership, most notably in in the categories as defined by the Ofsted Framework and in student outcomes.

The Principal, who joined the College in January 2018, is looking to appoint a standalone Vice Principal to complete her re-organised SLT team, working closely alongside her, as together, the SLT and whole school community seek to realise their full potential.

Specific responsibilities are not prescribed - both Governors and Principal simply wish to recruit the most able Catholic school leader, who comes equipped with proven leadership and management skills; who is approachable, empathetic and who will contribute to the Catholic Vision and strategic direction of the school.

Closing: Friday 14 June at 9am

Shortlisting: Monday 17 June

Interview Day: Tuesday 25 June

We would warmly encourage you to visit and see us at work.


For further details and to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Liam Dowds, our Emmaus Leadership Advising Consultant who is assisting us with this assignment, in absolute confidence, on 01737 652 043 or  

All Saints is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. An Enhanced DBS check is therefore required.

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