Assistant Headteacher

Role: Assistant Headteacher

Salary: L5 – L9 (£45,319 – £50,026)

Hours: Full Time

Required: September 2020

Contract: Permanent

The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust wishes to appoint an Assistant Headteacher at SS John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Primary School 1 , to take a strategic role in the leadership and management of the school in partnership with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team.

We are looking for an exceptional and inspirational leader who would be able to support and add expertise to our growing and increasingly successful team at SS John Fisher & Thomas More while on our exciting journey of rapid school
improvement since securing a “good” judgement from Ofsted in 2018. The successful candidate will:

Be a practising Catholic with a strong commitment to the Catholic Ethos and vision of the school

Be willing and able to lead the development of Religious Education and the Catholic Life of the school demonstrating passion and enthusiasm

Be an outstanding teacher with high expectations of pupils’ achievement and behaviour

Be knowledgeable and up to date with current educational practice

Be an excellent leader and manager with strong interpersonal skills

Be able to motivate others and work as part of a team

Be an excellent communicator with a calm disposition and welcoming manner

Be able to work with parents and the wider parish community

Be able to demonstrate the ability to raise standards in teaching and learning

We can offer the successful candidate:

A caring, happy school with a strong Catholic ethos

Friendly and committed staff who are supportive and open to new ideas

Enthusiastic and well behaved children who enjoy learning

A commitment to continuous professional development

Excellent opportunities for professional development within a wider context

Prospective candidates are warmly invited to visit the school and meet with the Headteacher. Please contact Mr Hemington on 0161 998 3422 or e-mail: to make arrangements.


If you would like to apply for the position, application packs are available from the Trust’s website: and should be returned to Mrs Austin, Business Manager at SS John Fisher &Thomas More Catholic Primary School or by e-mail


Closing Date: Thursday 26 March 2020 at 12 noon

Shortlisting: Friday 27 March 2020

Interviews: Week Beginning 30th March 2020


The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, religion, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex and sexual orientation.


The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post will be subject to enhanced DBS and barred list checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


The applicant will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Applicants are advised that schools and colleges designated with a religious character in England and Wales are permitted by law to require certain posts to be filled by practising Catholics or individuals who hold a Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. Where it is not a requirement of the role to be a practising Catholic, applications are invited from individuals committed to supporting the Catholic ethos of the school.


Please note CVs and agency referrals will not be accepted


1 Please note that whilst the successful candidate will be appointed to a particular school within the
Trust, the Trust reserves the right to deploy staff at any of its schools depending on need, where
agreement is reached with all parties.