St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, Gretna Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 7PX

Assistant Head: Head of Sixth Form.

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£56,796 - £62,561 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience.

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust. You will be employed by the Board of Trustees and will not be an employee of Newcastle City Council.

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

Gretna Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 7PX

Required from 1st September 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School as Assistant Head: Head of Sixth Form. For over one hundred and forty years, St Cuthbert’s has been nurturing fine young men, preparing them to take their rightful place in the Church and in the world. We have provided our pupils and students with a challenging yet supportive environment within which to discover and develop their own God-given gifts.

The St Cuthbert’s experience is so much more than a comprehensive education. We strive to challenge our pupils to become young men of integrity, educated in faith and for justice. In keeping with the finest traditions of Catholic education, we strive to form young men of competence, conscience, compassion, and commitment.

We are seeking a conscientious and committed colleague to contribute to the continuing development of St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School and to lead on and manage, our highly successful Sixth Form and Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

As Assistant Head responsible for the Sixth Form, you will work with the Deputy Head: Curriculum and Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning to ensure the successful delivery of an innovative, relevant, and engaging Sixth Form curriculum. A curriculum that encourages excellence and aspiration. A curriculum that encourages our students to accept responsibility for their learning and accommodates the diverse learning needs of our boys. Above all, a curriculum that adds significant value, helping our boys to become great men. You will also work with our Deputy Head: Pastoral to ensure that the pastoral and welfare needs of the boys are met, that the boys benefit from an exceptional co-curricular offer and receive the highest quality CEIAG in preparation for life beyond St Cuthbert's.

This role may suit an experienced Head of Department or pastoral leader with considerable experience in post-16 academic and pastoral care or indeed an established senior leader looking for a new challenge. This is a unique opportunity requiring the careful balance of pastoral and academic leadership, combined with the energy and vision to improve outcomes for our boys.

We shall appoint a leader who has vision, passion, and energy. A leader who is not afraid of change and is always looking for ways in which the school can improve. The successful applicant will be an outstanding teacher, in any discipline, who can analyse educational developments, determine what is appropriate for our pupils, students and staff, and successfully implement change.

There will be an opportunity for prospective applicants to visit the school. Interested candidates should contact the Headmaster’s PA, Mrs Lynn Anderson at to arrange a visit.

Application forms are available on our website: for submission by 9.00am Wednesday 1st February 2023. A candidate information pack is available on request by emailing

Applications may be sent electronically or in hard copy to:

Human Resources

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School

Gretna Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 7PX

or by email:

Applications will be acknowledged by email. Interviews will be held week commencing 13th February 2023.

St Cuthbert’s is first and foremost a Catholic school. Applicants are not required to be practising Catholics but are expected to support and promote the school’s Catholic vision, mission and values.

(If you do not hear from us you may assume that your application has not been successful.)

The Governors of St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, the Trustees of the Bishop Bewick Trust and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be completed for shortlisted candidates.

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School is a member of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust. The Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company Registration No. 7841435. It is an apostolate of the Roman Catholic Church under the episcopal jurisdiction of the Bishop of Hexham & Newcastle. Registered Office: Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH


Closing date:

1 February 2023

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