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

Associate Assistant Headteacher to lead on Science

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

Leadership L6-10: £46,457 - £51,311 per annum, depending on relevant experience.

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 2744510



Required from 1 September 2020.

We are seeking to appoint an additional member of our Senior Leadership Team to lead a team of 12 Science teachers. We deliver both triple and Dual Science as well as A level and BTEC which are popular choices at KS5.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate impact in their own teaching in terms of outcomes and evidence of the success of change management and team leadership. In addition, they must have:

• Key leadership skills

• Excellent understanding of exam board requirements at both GCSE and A level

• Appropriate subject related degree and teaching qualifications.

St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School is an outstanding school, hugely popular in the region. Results for boys are the best in this area. We are looking for someone who is ambitious for themselves and our students, accountable for outcomes, relentless in a competitive and challenging environment to achieve exceptional outcomes.

Application forms and further information are available by following the link on our website for submission by 9am on Wednesday 26 February 2020 to Mrs Lynn Anderson, PA to Headteacher on

Interviews will be held on Friday 6 March 2020.

Applicants are invited to outline their leadership style drawing from their experiences to date by submitting a letter of application as well as the necessary application forms. Your letter should be no more than two sides of A4 and should clearly state:

What will be your legacy in terms of outstanding practice in this role. Cite how your current skills and achievements to date have prepared you and how do you feel they will develop as a member of our leadership team.

Candidates are not expected to be practising Catholics to apply but are expected to support the Catholic ethos of the school.

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 (please note that we are not required to give feedback on unsuccessful applications).

The Board of Directors 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).

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


Closing date:

26 February 2020

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