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  • Ref no: EDN09322
  • Published: 5/2/19
  • Closes: 19/2/19
  • Location: St Thomas of Aquins RC High, Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9ES
  • Salary: £54,255
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Communities and Families

Depute Head Teacher
St Thomas of Aquin's RC High School

Salary: £54,255
Hours: 35 per week

St Thomas of Aquin’s Roman Catholic High School is a learning community which ensures a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment where pupils, staff, and parents are inspired and motivated to work hard for one another to fulfill pupils’ God-given potential’.

The school improvement plan focusses on the areas of improvement in children and young people’s attainment/achievement, particularly in literacy and numeracy; closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children and young people; improvement in children and young people’s health and wellbeing; and improvement in employability skills and sustained, positive school leaver destinations for all young people.

A major focus of the school’s improvement plan is to continue to work towards ensuring there is no pattern between lower attainment and children living in poverty, delivery a high standard of learning for all of our pupils, and ensuring that pupils progress into a positive and sustainable destination.

The role of the Depute Head Teacher is to assist and, where necessary, to deputise for the Head Teacher in the conduct of school affairs. The Depute Head Teacher occupies a pivotal position in the senior leadership of the school. As such, the Depute Head Teacher would be expected to be a leading professional with the breadth of vision and range of
skills necessary for the post. Please refer to the City of Edinburgh job specification for the skills and qualities for the post of Headteacher/Depute Headteacher.

The senior leadership team at St Thomas of Aquin’s consists of a Headteacher, 2 Depute Headteachers, and a Business Manager. The team is aspirational, conscientious, open-minded, and flexible.
Please find below a draft remit for the Depute Head Teacher post.

For further information please visit our website at or to discuss the post please contact Mr Christopher Santini.

Teachers are responsible for seeking approval of the Bishop of a Diocese for appointment to any post in a Catholic School in that area. For details on how to seek approval please go to

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

Salaries will be in accordance with the Scheme of Salaries and Conditions of Service for Teaching Staff in School Education.