Mount St Mary’s is a successful and oversubscribed inner city school located in the very heart of the city of Leeds. Drawing from three of the four compass points the school flourishes in an atmosphere of engagement and aspiration drawing hugely upon the experiences of our incredibly diverse community.

Belief, education, aspiration and continuous learning are at the core of all that we do.  We believe that all our students and staff have limitless potential and it is our responsibility to unlock this and ensure it is realised by all in our care.

Recent inspections describe us as a joyful place, with an authentic mission…clearly embraced by all the school community and forges a passion… for desiring to give back. Leaders have developed a nurturing school, one in which there is a strong sense of responsibility towards each other. We have a well established reputation for our care, guidance and support ensuring all learners are afforded a high level of structure and personalised development.

In April 2019 the school underwent a Section 48 Inspection gaining an overall judgement of Good with Outstanding.  The report comments “Students are polite, confident and respectful in the way they treat each other and interact with staff and visitors.  They are .. highly articulate and proud of their school and their personal achievements.  Behaviour in school is excellent and a strength of the school as it reflects its Catholic character.”

Our recent 2019 OFSTED Inspection graded our school as ‘Good’ in all areas.  We have a well established reputation for our care, guidance and support, nurtured by our faith ethos, ensuring all learners are afforded a high level of structure and personalised development, recognised within our Ofsted report.  All students can access extra curricular activities beyond the school day, be that of a sporting nature, academic, performing arts or public speaking.  This is an area we value highly and continue to see growth in.

Mount St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Current Vacancies

Deputy Headteacher (2 posts) –

Quality of Education and Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes


Leadership Salary Scale points 18-24 – £62,426 to £72,306 per annum

Required for January 2021 (preferred)

The Governors and Headteacher are determined to recruit talented individuals who share the school’s vision to provide outstanding Catholic inclusive education.  We seek dynamic and ambitious leaders to join our vibrant and highly committed staff to lead on the Quality of Education and Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes.  Is this you?

As Deputy Headteacher you will have the knowledge and expertise to demonstrate that you will:

  • Drive the school’s Catholic vision and expectations to have a significant impact on students’ life chances.

  • Inspire, challenge and support others to enable them to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

  • Be an outstanding leader, teacher and role model for all.

  • Have a proven track record of leadership at middle or senior level.

  • Nurture a culture of professional development that is integrated seamlessly in everyday practice.

  • Be bold, optimistic and tenacious in setting and achieving high standards.

  • Do you wish to transform lives?
  • Do you wish to be part of our students’ faith journey?
  • Do you wish to give of your best in the service of others?
  • Do you have a track record of ‘making a difference’?
  • Do you believe that everyone has limitless potential?
  • Are you the hardworking individual who can ensure all these things happen?

Is the answer yes?  If so we look forward to receiving and reading your application for this post.

We would encourage visits for potential applications.  Please contact Amanda Stubbs, Headteacher’s PA, to arrange a visit with the Headteacher.

Closing date – 9am Tuesday 5 October 2021

Shortlising – Thursday 7 October 2021

Interviews – Week commencing 18 October 2021

For a school application form and further details please contact Amanda Stubbs, Headteacher’s PA, by email – or by telephoning school.
Deputy Headteacher Job Description
Deputy Headteacher Person Specification
Deputy Headteacher Letter to Applicants
Senior Leadership Application Form
Deputy Headteacher Application Notes to Candidates

Application Forms

Below are the different application forms that are required when applying

Teaching Application Form
Support Staff Application Form
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act Form
Generic Teaching Job Description