Assistant Headteacher/Director of English, Kirkby Lonsdale

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Queen Elizabeth SchoolKirkby Lonsdale

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Start date: 01 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Assistant Headteacher

Are you keen to develop your leadership potential in a supportive and forward thinking community? Do you want to work in a school where there is a recognition that English teaching has a clear moral purpose? 

QES is a school with a culture of high expectations, energy and enthusiasm and we are looking for a talented and committed individual keen to develop their leadership skills at this exciting time in our journey. This role is a crucial strategic post for us with plenty of potential. They will lead a highly successful department with strong-minded, capable and supportive colleagues and join a collaborative and committed Leadership Team who share the wonderful responsibility of keeping to the highest standards in all aspects of our vibrant and energetic community.

Bordering the Lakes and the Dales and yet surprisingly well connected, for over 400 years QES has forged a strong community ethos providing ‘Scholarship and Care’. We’re immensely proud of our commitment to the highest quality teaching and learning coupled with extraordinary pastoral care.  We are a truly comprehensive school in which every child is cared for, supported and stretched, moving on to diverse destinations, from local apprenticeships and college courses to highly selective universities.  

Building on our long successful history, we launched our sister school QEStudio this September, alongside a new umbrella body, the Lunesdale Learning Trust. So these are exciting times to join us.   Within this expanding context we can offer ample opportunities for professional development enabling you to fulfil your potential in our high performing, dynamic community.  

Applications are welcomed from well-qualified and highly motivated individuals who are keen to work with remarkable young people providing an exceptional education for all.

If you wish to apply, please complete all sections of the application form by Monday 19th March 2018. In your supporting statement we would like you to include:

  • an outline of your relevant experience
  • a discussion of the personal and professional qualities which you believe suit you for this post
  • a statement as to why this particular job appeals to you.

We would encourage all potential applicants to read all the attached documents and to browse our   websites to get a fuller flavour of life at this very special place – click here for our website homepage

I do hope you will take the time to apply. QES is a marvellous school in which to work and this is a very exciting opportunity. If you require further information or wish to discuss any issues, please do feel free to get in touch through the QES Office on 015242 71275. In the meantime, good luck with your application. I look forward possibly to meeting you in the near future. 

Closing date 19th March 2018.

Interviews to be held week beginning 16th April 2018.

QES is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with previous employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1524 271275
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About Queen Elizabeth School  

Queen Elizabeth School (QES), Kirkby Lonsdale, is an 11-18 co-ed, non-denominational, all ability school which has 1,390 pupils, of whom 280 attend the sixth form. We serve a large, prosperous and beautiful area of...