Headteacher, Harrogate

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Harrogate Grammar SchoolHarrogate

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Red Kite Learning Trust is seeking to appoint an outstanding headteacher to lead and develop Harrogate Grammar School with a commitment to ‘Excellence for All.’   

HGS is a large, ambitious, high-achieving, 11-18 mixed comprehensive with the full ability range of students.  We have a track record of excellent examination results at GCSE and A level but are clear that we offer an inclusive education for all, from those with complex needs to those that leave to go to top universities.  Read about our recent results and hear what our 2018 GCSE cohort think about HGS by visiting our website

HGS is part of a family of 13 schools which form Red Kite Learning Trust.  As a trust we are committed to providing a supportive structure where schools can work in partnership to help ensure all their young people can achieve success.   

The right candidate for the role of headteacher at HGS will: 

  • Have a clear educational vision of excellence and ambition for self and school. 
  • Be an inspirational and ethical leader for staff and students alike.
  • Have a clear focus on teaching and learning, a commitment to the highest standards, and encourage all students to achieve their potential. 
  • Have a strong and visible commitment to school improvement offering a creative and innovative approach; able to drive and implement change. 
  • Have a commitment to preserving and enhancing the wellbeing of staff and students. 
  • Be an excellent communicator, able to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and partners. 
  • Welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with other schools and agencies and share best practice. 
  • Have a commitment to professional development for self and all staff. 
  • Be committed to serving the school and its wider community for the benefit of all young people and families. 

What we can offer: 

  • A high level of support from Red Kite Learning Trust and its family of schools. 
  • A commitment to supporting school improvement. 
  • A motivated and dedicated staff with a shared belief in ‘excellence for all.’ 
  • A committed and active local governing body and trust board. 
  • Professional development opportunities and the opportunity for developing skills within a MAT environment. 
  • A comprehensive package of reward and benefits and a commitment to supporting health and wellbeing. 

Please apply via the Red Kite Learning Trust website.  



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More about Harrogate Grammar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0DZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1423 531 127
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