Ref SCH04593
Salary £51402 to £ 58135 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2021 
Closing Date 12 Noon 16/04/2021 

Tel: 01772 556306
School website:
Roll: 299
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic leader who can work alongside the headteacher in taking our school to its next level of achievement. St. Stephen's is a warm and welcoming diverse community, with a Christian foundation. We proudly 'Aspire to Greatness'.

Our school is richly diverse, culturally cohesive and a place where everyone commits to the all-round development of children. In 2018, the school had a successful Ofsted inspection and highlighted the working relationships within the school and its capacity to nurture. This was also highly praised in the SIAMS inspection (March 2020). We are rightly proud of our achievements and can offer the opportunity for an ambitious individual to work in a unique setting which is culturally diverse, set near to the City Centre and yet has access to lots of green space on and around the school site.

The successful applicant will:
  • promote the Christian ethos within our school and its wider community and seek to entwine the values of other faiths with the school's distinctively Christian Foundation.
  • have an excellent understanding of teaching, learning and assessment and is a passionate and outstanding classroom practitioner, who leads by example.
  • have the ability to work with the headteacher to lead, motivate and inspire staff and children to achieve the highest standards.
  • have experience of strategic planning and leadership, striving for excellence
  • develop the respectful and inclusive ethos of our school and have a secure understanding of Safeguarding.
  • be committed to working in partnership with our committed team, pupils, parents, governors, and the wider community.

    We will offer you:
  • A caring, nurturing school community with shared values of love and support.
  • Happy, enthusiastic and well behaved children who are eager to learn and develop in an atmosphere where they all feel valued and respected and are proud of their school.
  • A friendly, motivated and committed team of staff, working in partnership with active and supportive governors, who have the highest aspiration for all our children.
  • Excellent opportunities for your continued professional development.
  • Positive partnerships with our families, parish and wider community.
  • Support from the headteacher, the Diocese and the local authority.

    Key Responsibilities will include:
  • Some teaching commitment.
  • Line management of TLR post holders in school.
  • To lead on Quality First teaching throughout school.
  • Curriculum development, including curriculum enrichment.
  • Subject leader responsibility - to be confirmed following appointment.

    Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS clearance.

    We look forward to receiving your application.

    1. Read the job description and person specification carefully.
    2. Complete the application form.
    3. Ensure that your letter of application relates to the person specification and job description
    4. Email your application to

    Closing date for applications: 16th April 2021 at 12 noon
    Shortlisting Meeting: 28th April 2021 at 5 p.m.
    Interview dates: 18th and 19th May 2021
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. To arrange an appointment please call 01772 556306 and speak to Hazra Zinga to confirm a time to visit.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return completed applications to

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.