Assistant Headteacher - Director of Sixth Form, Harrogate

Closing date:Expiring today

Harrogate Grammar SchoolHarrogate

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55,202 - £60,895(Leadership Points 13 – 17)
Contract term: Permanent

Assistant Headteacher - Director of Sixth Form

Full time, permanent role available from September 2020.

Indicative salary range Leadership Points 13 – 17 (£55,202 – 60,895). Salary flexible to allow the appointment of a suitably qualified, ambitious and experienced candidate to the role. 

Access to Teacher Pension Scheme and a wider reward package of staff benefits.

We are seeking to recruit a talented, committed and inspiring teacher and leader to the role of Assistant Headteacher - Director of Sixth Form at Harrogate Grammar School. 

Harrogate Grammar School is an ambitious, high-achieving, 11-18 mixed comprehensive academy with the full ability range of students.  We have a large Sixth Form with over 600 students and have an impressive track record in providing all students with the highest quality of experience and in teaching for success in numerous subjects. The Sixth Form has consistently achieved excellent results with 60% of grades at A*-B over six consecutive years, making Harrogate Grammar School one of the highest achieving comprehensive schools in the country and top performing comprehensive Sixth Forms in North Yorkshire. 

Working with a dedicated and motivated Senior Leadership Team, the Assistant Headteacher - Director of Sixth Form will provide effective and inspiring leadership for a committed Sixth Form Team. The post holder will contribute to the strategic direction of the Sixth Form, whilst promoting a truly holistic educational experience and holding overall responsibility for the maintenance of high academic standards.  

We are very proud not only of our reputation for academic excellence but also for the superb pastoral care our students receive. The post would be ideal for you if you have the talent, commitment and proven experience of leadership within education to help us further develop our Sixth Form and fulfil our core purpose of excellence for all.

In return, you would have the opportunity to work:

• with responsive, engaged, well behaved and enthusiastic students

• with a dedicated staff team and a strong, supportive and experienced senior leadership team

• in a highly regarded and oversubscribed school

• towards your professional development with strong commitment and support to do so

• in a leading Teaching school

• with the Red Kite Learning Trust, Red Kite Alliance and the Yorkshire Leadership community and thereby receive further development opportunities

We are confident our school provides a teaching environment that achieves exceptional high levels of student progress. We would actively encourage you to visit our school. Please contact HR (01423) 535222 if you wish to make an appointment to visit on either 5 or 12 February 2020 at 3.30pm.

For more details and access to our online application form, please visit If you require further details or need support with your online application form, please contact the HR team: or Tel: (01423) 535222.

Closing Date: 3pm on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Interviews to be held over two days likely to be Wednesday 4 & Thursday 5 March 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: Neil 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
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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...