Deputy Headteacher

Location:       St Leonard’s Catholic School, North End, Durham, DH1 5NG

Grade:           L18 – L22 (£67,351 – £74,283 per annum)

Hours:           Full time, Permanent

Applications are invited from practising and committed Catholics for the post of Deputy Headteacher at St Leonard’s Catholic School.

We are proud to be part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust, a family of secondary, middle, primary and first schools in Durham, Gateshead, Northumberland and Sunderland. Bishop Wilkinson is the largest catholic education trust in the North East of England and will have a total of 48 schools. This is an exciting time to join our supportive, and growing team.

St Leonard’s Catholic School is a highly successful and oversubscribed 11-18 secondary school located in the historic cathedral city of Durham.  Our school aims to provide a stimulating and encouraging environment within which pupils can attain the highest academic success of which they are capable. Last year, our Progress 8 score at GCSE was +0.5, the 3rd highest in the North East.  Following this success, we are looking to increase our Leadership Team and this is a wonderful opportunity for someone wishing to join a forward-thinking school which celebrates a firm sense of Catholic distinctiveness whilst assisting our pupils in taking their place in the world outside school in a fulfilling career, as well-rounded individuals. 

The post will include wide-ranging responsibility and accountability, leading and developing other staff, monitoring and evaluation work, as well as working closely with Governors. Precise responsibilities will be agreed with the successful candidate, taking into account their experience as well as the needs of the school.

How to Apply: 

For further information about St Leonard’s Catholic School, please visit St Leonard’s Catholic School (

To complete an application form please download the application pack below and return your completed application pack to prior to the closing date. 

Closing Date:         Thursday 20 April 2023

Shortlisting:          Tuesday 25 April 2023

Interviews:            Thursday 4 May 2023

The Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust is 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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