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

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

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

£65,735 - £72,497

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

Required from 1st May 2022

Full time/permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School as Deputy Head (Pastoral). 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 looking for an inspirational, intelligent, and industrious Catholic leader and educator who can contribute to the continued growth and development of our school community.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a central role in the leadership of an all-boys Catholic School that has enjoyed a reputation as a centre of educational excellence for over one hundred years.

We welcome applications from serving deputy heads and experienced senior leaders ready for the challenges of deputy headship.

The Deputy Head (Pastoral) is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the pastoral life of St Cuthbert’s. He/she will be responsible for overseeing child protection and safeguarding, pastoral care, pupil discipline, personal development and well-being, in order to ensure the provision of a safe, caring, friendly and stimulating Catholic community.

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 and further information are available by following the link on our website for submission by 9.00am on Monday 24th January 2022.

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:

(forms will require a handwritten signature if shortlisted)

Applications will be acknowledged by email. Interviews will be held on Thursday 10th February and Friday 11th February 2022.

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 Deputy Head is a key post and therefore the post holder must be a practising Catholic.

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:

24 January 2022

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