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P401067 - Headteacher - St Bede's Catholic School and Sixth Form College

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/06/2021 23:59
L33 - L39 £92624 - £107239 per annum
Hours per week:
10 sessions per week
Job Category:
Schools - Teaching
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Employment Location:
St Bede's Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Lanchester
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Job details 

Closing date:
11 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
In partnership with Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust


School Name and Address:
St Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College, Consett Road, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0RD
Tel: (01207) 520424
Website: stbedes.durham.sch.uk

Required for January 2022, or earlier if available

Group 8, number on Roll: 1398

Applications are invited from practising and committed Catholics for the post of Headteacher at St. Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College to lead the school in the next exciting phase in its development. St. Bede’s is an extremely popular, high-achieving, successful and happy school, and enjoys an excellent reputation in North West Durham and beyond.

At St. Bede’s, our distinct Catholic ethos, high standards of behaviour and commitment to every member of our school community makes this a very special place to learn. We are also responsible for the spiritual, moral and character formation of the young people in our care. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously in our mission to form well-rounded citizens who are ready for the wider, 21st century world. Ofsted and the Diocese have both judged us as Outstanding in our recent inspections.

We became an academy in 2012, and since 2020, we have been part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, a family of 5 secondary schools and 22 primary schools from across Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and Northumberland, in the west of the Diocese. The Trust will expand to a total of 48 schools by 2022. The Headteacher in post at St. Bede’s will be an important part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust Secondary Headteachers Group and will benefit from the support of the Trust and Chief Executive Officer.

This is an exciting time to lead our school. The successful candidate will have the ambition, determination, and expertise to ensure that the school continues to build on many considerable achievements made over recent years. Above all, we wish to appoint as Headteacher, a leader with:

• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive Catholic ethos
• Outstanding strategic ability to anticipate and lead change to ensure St. Bede’s continues to build on its success
• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students
• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning
• A shared commitment to continuing professional development for all staff
• An excellent, proven track record as a classroom teacher and school leader

How to apply

Application packs are available on our website www.bwcet.com. Complete applications should be returned to recruitment@bwcet.com by 12 noon on Friday 11 June 2021. Please note that restrictions on visiting our school are still in force due to COVID 19, please contact Ian Merrington, Director of Academy Services at imerrington@stb.bwcet.com to arrange an after school visit.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 11 June 2021
Shortlisting: Tuesday 15 June 2021
Interviews process: Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July 2021

Only applications received on the CES application form will be considered for shortlisting.

The board and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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