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Deputy Headteacher

Closing date: 8.00am Friday 4th February 2022

Required for September 2022

Salary Range: L25 - L31

Full time and permanent

Interviews will be held the week commencing 28 February 2022

St Peter’s is proud of its history and its heart. We are a Catholic School in the Diocese of Portsmouth, located in beautiful Bournemouth close to the New Forest and Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.

These are exciting times at St Peter’s. Founded on the life, teaching and example of Jesus and the 350 year tradition of De La Salle Education we are one of the largest Catholic schools in the country. We are a very popular and over-subscribed mixed comprehensive school. This year, we completed our journey of becoming an all-through school educating young people from the age of 4 to 18 years.

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher who can help us on our journey to outstanding; and who will embrace our ethos of teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming lives.  We are looking for someone with the energy, drive and ambition to join our experienced, committed and highly skilled leadership team. The successful candidate will be the pastoral lead for the school.

As a practising Catholic, you’ll work tirelessly to provide a safe, supportive and spiritual environment where our young people and staff thrive and become the people that God wants them to be, where all our brothers and sisters love to learn and learn to love.

St Peter’s is a Good school. ‘St Peter’s successfully fosters high-quality spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. So is the quality of care, guidance, and support, helping pupils become responsible young citizens. Parents greatly appreciate what the school does for their children’ (Ofsted, 2017). And our Early Years provision is Outstanding. ‘Children in Reception have an excellent start to their education, making outstanding progress’.

If you believe in the ethos of our school and have the desire and passion to join us then we would welcome your application. Reasonable relocation expenses may be considered for an exceptional candidate.

You are warmly encouraged to visit our school. To arrange your visit please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Anita Witherden, on 01202 437201 or

Applications should be sent to Mrs Nicole Sharp (Chair of Governors), c/o Mrs Caroline Joy (HR Manager), St Peter’s Catholic School, St Catherine’s Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 4AH or email

With Christ as our guide, learning together, loving God and each other, becoming the best we can be