Assistant Headteacher, Leeds

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Benton Park SchoolLeeds

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Start date: Easter 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 12-16
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Benton Park School is seeking to appoint a highly qualified, inspirational and experienced leader to the post of Assistant Headteacher.

Benton Park is a very successful, oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school situated in north-west Leeds. There are over 1380 students on role including 250 in the Sixth Form with a planned expansion of a further 300 students between 2021 and 2026. Our vision is to ‘Create a climate of great learning, success and opportunity’ and we are in the process of planning an exciting new school building to open in 2021, followed by newly created sports pitches for 2022. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school where ‘students have positive attitude to learning in their lessons, showing respect towards teachers and their peers’ and where ‘teachers work hard to raise the expectations of all students through their planning to stretch and challenge them in their learning’ (OFSTED 2018). 

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of raising standards and an unwavering commitment to our learners and to our school. You must be highly motivated, creative and resilient; possessing the necessary vision and skills to inspire and lead change but also have the focus and drive to ensure successful outcomes are reached. 

We have high expectations of all school leaders and expect all members of SLT to contribute to school improvement in all areas. The specific areas of Leadership responsibility will be dependent on the successful applicant. In return, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a dynamic leadership team that is continuously driving for excellence. 

So if you share the school’s ambitions to raise standards and aspirations, and possess a desire to have a positive impact on our young people, their families and the wider community, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date: 9am Tuesday 18th February 2020

Interview dates: Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th February 2020

We are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We expect all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.




More about Benton Park School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Harrogate Road, Rawdon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6LX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 2502330
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