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

Assistant Head: Safeguarding and Welfare

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

L11 - L15: £54,091 - £59,581 per annum.

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

St Cuthbert's Catholic High School

Gretna Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 7PX

Tel: 0191 274 4510



Required from 1 September 2021.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School as Assistant Head: Safeguarding & Welfare.

For over one hundred 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, Safeguarding & Welfare across the school. This is an exciting new role within an expanding leadership team. As the named Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Teacher for boys in the care of the Local Authority, you will be an essential part of the Leadership Team, and play a key role in shaping the future of our school, especially for those most vulnerable pupils.

Experience of both pastoral and academic leadership is essential combined with the energy and vision to improve academic and pastoral outcomes for our boys. You will also play a key role in developing our Catholic curriculum, PSHE and RSE programme working closely with the Assistant Head for Catholic Life. As a practising Catholic you will bring a deep understanding of the key principles that underpin our distinctive vision, mission and values. 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 and staff, and successfully implement change. The successful applicant will also have experience of all aspects of Safeguarding & Welfare ideally as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or Deputy DSL.

Application forms and further information are available by following the link on our website for submission by 9.00am Friday 21 May 2021.

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 on Wednesday 26 May 2021.

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School and the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust are fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. The Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust does not discriminate on the grounds of sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or racial ethnic or national origin and applications are welcome from a diverse range of backgrounds.

As a Catholic school and an apostolate of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle, those appointed to key posts within St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School are required to be ‘practising Catholics’ in accordance with the document ‘Catholic Schools and the Definition of a ‘Practising Catholic’ - 2009 Diocesan Education Service, Archdiocese

of Birmingham.

This document sets out in detail what it means to be a practising Catholic for the purpose of these appointments. The post of Assistant Head is a key post and therefore the post holder must be a practising Catholic.

Please note we do not accept applications by CV and all applicants must complete and return the Safe Recruitment Form as part of the application process.

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).


Closing date:

21 May 2021

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