Assistant Headteacher, Wirral

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Weatherhead High School A High Performing AcademyWirral

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L12-L16
Contract term: Permanent

An outstanding opportunity at an outstanding School

The school is seeking to appoint talented and ambitious professionals. In this important role, you will be expected to work on whole school initiatives, under the direction of the Headteacher and Deputies, making a significant contribution to continuing development and building on our strengths and successes. 

Weatherhead High School is already an extremely successful school. We have recently been accredited ‘World Class Schools’ status (December 2018) giving us recognition that we have moved beyond our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted status and have improved student progress, aspiration and achievement to such an extent that our students rival those of the best schools’ nationally and internationally. We are the only non-selective school in Wirral and Merseyside to have been awarded this quality mark. In the last three years, the school has consistently achieved significantly above the national average and has positive scores for both P8 and Attainment 8.  

Through our work as a Teaching School and World Class Schools network, we offer outstanding CPD and career development for all staff. As part of the Peninsula Multi Academy Trust, Weatherhead is committed to a culture of excellence and we are looking for individuals who shares our ethos.

If you feel that you are ready for the next step in your professional development, we would welcome your application.  

You must have: 

  • Proven leadership, communication and management skills
  • Outstanding teaching ability, vision and commitment
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • High level of intellect, along with a common sense and ‘can do’ approach
  • The ability to be innovative and provide strategic leadership
  • Experience of leading teams and working collaboratively to achieve improved outcomes. 

Specific roles will be determined by the skills, experience and potential you have to offer.  

For further details and an application form, please download the relevant files from  or telephone the school on 0151 631 4400.

A letter of application with the application form, including names and addresses of two referees, should be returned to the Headteacher, via post or email: Please note, we are only able to accept application forms downloaded from our website. 

Closing date: 3.20pm on Tuesday, 23rd April 2019.

Interview date: w/c 29th April 2019. 

Weatherhead is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.  An enhanced DBS will be required for this post.  Weatherhead is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from all people regardless of their sex, creed, marital status, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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More about Weatherhead High School A High Performing Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Breck Road, Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside, CH44 3HS, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 151 631 4400
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