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Deputy Headteacher
  • Employer: Wirral School
  • Reference: SCH/22/212372
  • Published: Thu 22/09/2022, 12:39 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 1 FTE hours per week
  • Salary: £76,141 to £83,971
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St John Plessington Catholic College, Merseyside

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Deputy Headteacher

Deputy Head Teacher

Responsible to: Headteacher

Scale: L25-L29

Closing Date – 07/10/2022 12pm

Interview Date: Monday 17th October 2022


Holy Family Multi Academy Trust (HFCMAT) is seeking to appoint an exceptional, highly aspirational, dynamic leader with a strong, proven track record of sustained school improvement to join us as a Deputy Headteacher at St John Plessington Catholic College from 1st January 2023.

The Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust (HFCMAT) is a Multi Academy Trust which has been developed with the intent to raise standards of achievement for all its students. We believe in the power of education and know that outcomes mean much more than data. We commit across our schools to providing a broad range of experiences so that our young people can grow with confidence and develop an understanding of their passions. The Holy Family Catholic Multi Academy Trust currently consists of five schools.

St John Plessington Catholic College is a large, oversubscribed 11 - 19 secondary school, situated in Bebington, Wirral. This is an important time in the life of the College. In 2020, we were designated a Teaching School Hub, one of only 87 nationally. We work with partners across Wirral and Liverpool to lead CPD, the Early Career Framework and ITT across the region. The Deputy Headteacher post will be additional to the existing leadership team to take responsibility for achievement and curriculum from January 2023.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to Catholic education and would play an active role in the community of SJP. You will likely be aspiring to Headship and will have an outstanding record for inspiring the highest standards of attainment amongst young people. You will take personal and professional satisfaction in enabling young people to achieve highly. You will have a passion for teaching and learning and an understanding of how this is facilitated through an outstanding curriculum. You will be ambitious, innovative and be prepared to think creatively.

Our Trust is defined by our core values of formation, inspiration and transformation in all that we do. This is a rare leadership opportunity for an individual to make their mark and contribute to securing HFCMAT as an educational influencer both regionally and nationally.

As an experienced professional, you will be able to demonstrate strategic leadership, coupled with excellent people management skills. Your track record and engaging personality will be such that it gains the immediate respect of staff, students and parents/carers alike. You will be able to demonstrate extensive staff development experience and expertise. Most importantly, you will have a passion for education and students’ learning, with the determination to make a positive difference and commitment to continuous improvement across the Trust. The successful candidate will possess the skills to interpret and use data to drive performance with rigorous quality assurance. As a champion for the welfare and behaviour of students, you will ensure our caring culture is maintained. You should also be a positive communicator who is able to engage parents/carers whilst motivating staff and students.


What we can offer:

Community - A leadership team committed to securing the best for all pupils. Dedication - A dedicated and hardworking team of staff who are ambitious for all pupils.

Support - A supportive, knowledgeable and skilled Governing Body and Leadership team, committed to continual improvement.

Development - Opportunities for personal and professional development. This post will suit those aspiring to Headship in the future.

The opportunity to have a meaningful impact - Students who want to learn and succeed and staff who are committed to teaching and learning.


We are seeking an ambitious individual who:

is a practising Catholic.

is able to articulate how that is reflected in leadership of a school.

is able to deepen and strengthen the ethos and mission of Catholic education, as part of the local and universal work of the Church.

can create and consolidate the positive culture of the whole school community.

has a proven record of securing improved outcomes for all pupils at a whole school able to develop effective practice through planning, action, reflection and evaluation.

is creative in the development of opportunities for all pupils to prepare for further education, training, employment and life-long learning.

is always looking to improve the quality of provision for pupils and is relentless in being a caring and inspiring leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

is a resilient and highly committed person.


In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, Holy Family Multi Academy Trust will undertake general online searches for all shortlisted candidates, this may include social media and video platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok and You Tube. Online searches will only examine data that is publicly available, and the aim is to identify any incidents or issues. Any areas of concern will be discussed during the interview process.

St John Plessington Catholic College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is a requirement for the successful applicant to undertake a school issued Enhanced DBS check.

Interested candidates who would like to arrange a visit or have a preliminary discussion with Ms Maria Sharratt can email our HR Team at whereupon a mutually convenient date and time will be arranged. are seeking an ambitious individual who: is a practising Catholic. is able to articulate how that is reflected in leadership of a school.

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability.

St John Plessington Catholic College

Old Chester Road



CH63 7LF

Tel: 0151 645 5049