Deputy Head Teacher, The King's School, Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4JF

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The King's SchoolThe King's School, Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4JF

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Start date: 1st September 2018 (or earlier if possible)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale L18 - L22 £59,264 - £66,017 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Headteacher (2 posts available)

L18 – L22 £59,264 - £66,017 dependent on experience

Post Reference: P147

Do you have high expectations for all children and the belief that every child can achieve?

Have you a proven track record of success and transformation in more than one school?

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools: six primaries and two 11-16 schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint two deputy headteachers to join the leadership team at The King’s School from September 2018 (or sooner). This is an ideal opportunity for exceptional leaders to play a pivotal role in The King’s School journey from Good to Outstanding.

The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with energy, drive and a proven track record of raising standards, working in a high performing school. You will have an expert knowledge about the process of learning, the ability to make a difference, and the capability to drive high-quality learning and teaching to stretch and challenge all our learners to reach their potential.

You will be joining a Trust which is striving to move forward and embrace change. The Trustees are very supportive of the School and our ethos, whilst providing the necessary challenge to secure excellence.

Visits to the school are welcomed and strongly encouraged. Please contact Diane Haigh, PA to the Head of School on 01977 601705.

To obtain an application pack:

Visit the Trust’s website:


Telephone: 01977 707342

Completed application forms should be returned either by post to Lisa Dodgson, HR Manager, Pontefract Academies Trust, C/O St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle, Chequerfield, Pontefract WF8 2AY or by emailing no later than 12 noon, 19th March 2018.

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 26th March 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. 

We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. 

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre-employment checks. 

Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

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More about The King's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4JF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 601701
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The King's School is a popular, expanding and over-subscribed community school.  We have strong traditions of excellence in academic areas, Sport and the Arts, with extensive extra-curricular opportunities for students. Our highly successful Pos...