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West Kirby Grammar School


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April 2018 (or earlier by arrangement)
Apply by:
6 November 2017

Job overview

Deputy Head Curriculum -  Academic Achievement and Progress

Due to the promotion of the current post holder to Headship, we are seeking to appoint a sole Deputy Headteacher from April 2018 (or earlier by arrangement).

We require an experienced leader who is academically able, inspirational and dynamic, with the vision and commitment to contribute to the Leadership Team of our School. You will have specific responsibility for the development and management of the curriculum including timetabling, data analysis and management, plus assessment and target setting to ensure that all students achieve their potential.

Key attributes for the post include: 

  • Leadership experience, vision and ability to drive forward change
  • A passion for working with young people and offering them the breadth of opportunity and aspirations to excel.
  • Proven track record of impacting positively on standards
  • A partnership approach to working with staff, students and parents
  • Enthusiasm for educational improvement and life-long learning
  • Academic rigour, the love of traditional values, plus the skill to innovate and embrace new initiatives
  • A reflective practitioner with excellent organisational skills
  • An excellent knowledge and understanding of data and assessment

West Kirby Grammar School is an outstanding selective girls’ grammar school and science college with boys admitted into the Sixth Form. Academic standards are exceptional and extra-curricular provision enriches the lives of students. 

Informal visits to the School are encouraged. These are available on Monday 16 October from 9am to 10.30am or Thursday 2 November from 2pm to 3.30pm. Please contact the School (office@wkgs.net) to confirm attendance.

How to Apply

Complete the application form online and supply a letter, of no more than two sides, explaining why you wish to join our Leadership Team and what skills and experience you can bring to the School.

Please also include a review of one curriculum initiative you have successfully introduced at your current school.

Completed application forms should be returned to office@wkgs.net

Closing date: Monday 6 November at 2pm

Interview date: Week commencing 13 November

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West Kirby Grammar School believes in excellence and endeavours to promote the highest standards in all aspects of school life, whether in the classroom, on the sports field or in the community. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their talents and interests through a broad and balanced curriculum. Work in lessons is enriched by a wide range of other activities. The school provides an environment that is intellectually stimulating but secure, enabling students to prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.

Learning in the classroom is enhanced and supported by field trips, educational visits and a wide range of other opportunities. As a Comenius School we have links with partner schools in other European countries, many established foreign exchanges and visits.

Year 7 and Year 9 enjoy residential outdoor opportunities and many of our senior students appreciate and benefit from the challenges presented by participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

The school is proud of its reputation for success in a wide range of competitive sports. Students are regularly selected to represent their sport at county, regional and national levels.

Pastoral care and guidance are important and Form Teachers play a key role. Heads of Year bridge and help to support the academic and personal development of the students.

The well being of the staff is equally important. Continuing Professional Development is offered to all. Staff are offered holistic therapy and use of the fitness suite as part of a well-being programme. The award of the National Healthy Schools’ Standard recognised the good work and the importance given to healthy living.

The vision for the school as a Science College is to be a centre of excellence on the Wirral and for Science and Mathematics teaching and learning. The school aims to raise overall standards from an already extremely high level in Science and Mathematics and across the whole curriculum at all Key Stages and to contribute to enhanced standards in Science and Mathematics in partner schools.

The school is a very happy one where teachers, support staff and students work well together to achieve the very best. We enjoy what we do and are proud of our achievements.

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