Headteacher, Kirklees

Closing date:Expiring soon

North Huddersfield Trust SchoolKirklees

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 (or earlier if possible)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LPS25 – LPS31 £72,119 - £83,528
Contract term: Permanent

Do you have the vision, drive and ambition to lead our school through a time of dynamic change and development?

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivational Headteacher to lead, shape and further develop our school. You will be working alongside a committed team of staff and a governing body that is ambitious for the school, with high aspirations for all students and staff. Since opening as a new Trust School 7 years ago we have gone through a period of significant, positive change. 

Set in the large town of Huddersfield, North Huddersfield Trust School (NHTS) is a mixed secondary school with 727 students on roll, 51 teaching staff and 59 support staff. Situated in a socially deprived area, most of our students live within walking distance to school. We have excellent links with our wider community and are the founding member of the local Community Hub. 

Currently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted (April 2017), our school is warm and welcoming, offering a calm and happy place to learn. We offer all our students the opportunity to excel in their academic achievement, vocational opportunities and personal fulfilment, through a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. Our school has been through enormous and very successful transformation in recent years; our values and ethos have supported us in successfully managing these changes. They are at the core of everything we do and we strive to ensure that everyone respects themselves and others, working towards our ‘PRIDE’ agenda together. 

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, resilient and experienced professional, who is able to effectively motivate, inspire and influence our students, staff and stakeholders. This position represents a genuine opportunity to make a significant impact in a school which has clearly identified objectives, centred on raising standards and increasing pupil numbers. To apply, you will need a real desire to achieve and the presence, ambition and expertise to deliver strong, clear leadership and vision.

Financially astute, you will also build partnerships, while delivering an outstanding, distinctive secondary education provision that is sustainable for the long term. In addition, you will promote equality and high expectations, while engaging positively and respectfully with our parent/carer/family community, ensuring we meet the needs of our students and promoting excellence.

You will benefit from committed and loyal staff, while receiving excellent support from the governors, school Trust partners, local authority advisers, as well as West Yorkshire Teaching Alliance.

For an informal conversation about the role and/or to gain details of how to apply please call Rachel Wales at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 532597.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please email rachel.wales@northyorks.gov.uk  Dates when we can accommodate visits are detailed below: if these are not possible for you please contact Rachel, we may be able to offer alternatives.

Key dates:
School visits: 16 & 17 January
Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 23 January
Shortlisting: Monday 28 January
Interviews:  Thursday 7 & Friday 8 February

For more information and to apply, please go to: www.nyresourcing.co.uk/nhts 

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information

The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. The information in Supporting Information will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.


When completing your application, please provide 2 employment references. A faith reference is not required.

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More about North Huddersfield Trust School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Woodhouse Hall Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 1DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1484 452100
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Based in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, North Huddersfield Trust School is a secondary coeducational school for children aged between 11 and 16. It is a non-denominational establishment based in Huddersfield. Its funding status is state-foundation. The sc...