St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

Nova Lane, Birstall, West Yorkshire, WF17 9LQ

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Deputy Headteacher

Range: L6 to L10  

Salary: Dependent upon experience

Start: September 2021

The Governors at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary school are seeking to employ an outstanding, enthusiastic and inspirational Deputy Headteacher who, as a practising Catholic, embodies the mission of our school. The position will be a class based Deputy Head with leadership time and responsibilities. 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 driving high standards of learning and teaching for all children. The education of the whole child is central to our vision and intent at St Patrick’s.


The successful candidate will:

  • Be a practising Catholic, committed to the ethos and vision of Catholic education
  • Be passionate about children’s learning and has a proven track record of raising attainment and developing the whole child
  • Be an outstanding and nurturing classroom practitioner, who leads by example within their own class and supports other colleagues to improve their practice
  • Be able to lead, inspire and support our committed staff
  • Be ambitious, flexible and motivated
  • Have experience of successful whole school leadership of a core curriculum area


We can offer you:

  • A warm and welcoming school with a very supportive Catholic ethos
  • Supportive governors that are committed to further school improvement and who will work with you to achieve your goals
  • Dedicated and talented staff who are keen to build on high standards
  • Supportive parents and an active partnership with our local church community
  • A commitment to continuing professional development
  • An inclusive school with happy children who enjoy learning


Candidates are welcome and warmly encouraged to visit the school in a COVID safe way by prior arrangement. Please contact the school office on 01924 423220 to make an appointment.

Our application pack and further details are available on the school website, alternatively, you can request a pack to be emailed by contacting the school office on or ring 01924 423220

Closing Date: Wednesday 28th April at Noon

Shortlisting: Thursday 29th April

Lesson Observations will be arranged with candidates between Thursday 6th May and Tuesday 11th May, subject to Covid-19 restrictions and in line with Public Health guidelines at the time.

Interview Day: Wednesday 12th May


The Staff and Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.