Assistant Headteacher - Director of Lower School and SEND, North Yorkshire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Harrogate Grammar SchoolNorth Yorkshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55,020 - £60,895L13 - 17
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Headteacher – Director of Lower School and SEND

Start Date: September 2020

Salary: L13 - 17

Discover what this School can do for your career…working with a truly inspirational, dedicated and friendly team, this is a wonderful place to work and learn.

Harrogate Grammar School is an ambitious, high achieving, 11-18 mixed comprehensive academy and part of the Red Kite Learning Trust. We are very proud of our reputation for academic excellence and superb pastoral care where every child matters and we work hard to encourage students to be the best that they can be. We have a clear set of values that help us to deliver our core purpose of ‘excellence for all’ based on a culture of respect, excellence, adventure, commitment and honesty. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to complement our work in ensuring the very best for our students in Lower School and fulfil our core purpose of excellence for all. 

In this role, you will take responsibility for the progress and pastoral care of students in Key Stage 3 and the whole school responsibility of SEND. To do this, you will need resilience and highly effective communication skills, be an inspirational and ambitious leader with high expectations for outstanding learning, as well as having a passionate belief in meeting need and inclusion.  

In return, we can offer:

  • Responsive, engaged, well behaved and enthusiastic students
  • A dedicated staff team and a strong, supportive and experienced senior leadership team
  • A highly regarded and oversubscribed school
  • A strong commitment to your professional development
  • An opportunity to work in a leading Teaching school
  • Significant opportunities for further development through the Red Kite Alliance and the Yorkshire Leadership Community

We welcome you to visit the school ahead of completing an application to meet the leadership team, students and understand more about the role and the reward package. If you like to do this or have a query, please contact the HR team: or Tel: 01423 535222.

For more details and access to our on-line application form, please visit

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 22 January 2020

Interviews will be held between 3 – 6 February 2020

Harrogate Grammar School, as part of Red Kite Learning Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.  

Headteacher:  Mr N Renton

More about Harrogate Grammar School
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. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1423 531 127
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Harrogate Grammar School is a very large, high performing and happy school where young people can enjoy their learning and time spent within the school community.  

We are an 11-18 mixed comprehensive with the full ability ran...