Assistant Headteacher

Queen Elizabeth High SchoolNorthumberland

Assistant Headteacher

Teaching and Learning

Hexham, Northumberland

Range 11-15, full-time, permanent

Closing date for applications: 3:00 pm on 14 April 2021

Hadrian Learning Trust wishes to appoint an Assistant Headteacher to lead the approach to teaching and learning across our two schools – Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School. 

Our schools are friendly, welcoming, successful, mixed comprehensives with a proud history dating back to Elizabethan times. Our ‘outstanding eagerness to promote good learning’ is drawn directly from the original charter granted to the people of Hexham in 1599 to educate the town’s young people. It forms the basis of our ethos today, which centres on our belief in the highest academic standards for everyone and our valuing of education in its broadest sense. 

There is much that is already very good at our schools: confident, well-behaved learners, dedicated, loyal staff and supportive parents. However, we are always seeking to improve and want you to help take us to the next level. 

This is a particularly exciting time to be joining us as we prepare to move into our new school facilities on the existing high school site, where both schools will be located. This provides us with an excellent opportunity to fully align approaches to teaching and learning across our two schools to ensure a smooth and coherent learning journey for our young people through the key stages. 

As an Assistant Headteacher with us, you will be part of a friendly, supportive and dedicated team of senior leaders. We are looking for applications from hard-working, conscientious, creative individuals who have a track record of using their initiative to design and implement strategies to secure improvement. We are particularly keen to hear from those who are strong teachers themselves and have a real passion for leading teaching and learning based on a sound understanding of the academic research into what works. 

You can find out more details in the Person Specification and Job Description within the relevant candidate pack, on our website at www.qehs.net or via rstokes@qehs.net. If you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, or would like to arrange to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Rachael Stokes on 01434 610362 or rstokes@qehs.net.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.  Please note we reserve the right to amend or withdraw this advert at any time.


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