Deputy Headteacher

  • Employer: St Ursula's Catholic Primary School
  • Reference: SUCPS/23/248692
  • Published: Fri 14/07/2023, 10:09 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 04/10/2023, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time hours per week
  • Salary: L8 - L12
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: St Ursula's Catholic Primary School, Havering

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Deputy Headteacher

St. Ursula’s Catholic Primary School

Straight Road

Romford RM3 7JS

Tel: 01708 343170


Headteacher: Mr K. Ashburn



Deputy Headteacher 

Salary: Leadership Scale points 8 – 12

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: Full Time

Start Date: 4th January 2024 or Sooner if possible


The Governors and Headteacher are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Deputy Headteacher to join a committed and enthusiastic team. Our priority is to find an outstanding classroom practitioner who is a determined and ambitious leader, with the vision and skills to work alongside the Headteacher to continue improving standards and learning and teaching for all children.

Ofsted Feb 2017

“Pupils really enjoy coming to school and are immensely proud to be members of St Ursula’s. They told inspectors that their peers behave well and look after each other. This is true in lessons and around the school. Pupils say ‘teachers give them space to learn”

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A practising Catholic with a clear vision and strong commitment to Catholic education
  • Secure in their understanding of all matters relating to safeguarding.
  • Able to lead and develop improvement across the curriculum.
  • An outstanding classroom teacher.
  • Passionate about children’s learning and has a proven track record of raising attainment and developing the whole child.
  • An excellent communicator with good management skills who can develop and work with existing staff.
  • Hard working, well organised and highly motivated.

We can offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to join a leadership team in an amazing school with enthusiastic, positive and well-behaved children, and a strong Catholic ethos.
  • Supportive Headteacher and governors who are committed to school improvement, who will work with you to achieve your goals.
  • An enthusiastic and aspirational Senior Leadership Team.
  • Dedicated and talented staff who are keen to build on high standards.
  • Supportive parents and parish community.
  • A commitment to continuing professional development.


Prospective candidates are most warmly encouraged to visit the school. For more information, an Application Pack or to arrange a visit, please contact the school office by calling 01708 345200 or emailing

Full details of the post and application form are also available on

Completed applications should be sent to

This is a reserved post and is open to practising Catholics only, please review the document produced by the Diocese of Brentwood ‘’Definition of a Practising Catholic for Reserved Posts” for further information. Applicants must only use the correct CES application form. Priest references will be requested prior to shortlisting and are a requirement for this process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies.


St Ursula’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks. References will be requested, and the successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure + Barring Service Check.

Equal Opportunities

We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our students from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022) guidance and all potential employees will undergo vigorous vetting checks to ensure their suitability. In line with this guidance, online checks will be carried out on prospective candidates as part of the shortlisting process. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the Council.

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