Assistant Headteacher

Silverdale SchoolSheffield

Silverdale School is an extremely popular and high achieving 11-18 comprehensive in the south west of Sheffield and is the founding school of Chorus Education Trust. The school is rated as ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2014) and has an excellent record of student achievement at both KS4 and KS5.  It sits within a new building with a full complement of facilities.

At Silverdale’s heart is one of the country’s largest Teaching Schools, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance and in 2020 it was asked to establish one of the first Teaching School Hubs, which resulted in the launch of the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub. In 2020 it was named the Sunday Times Top State Secondary School in the North of the Decade, in recognition of its sustained success.

Silverdale School is part of Chorus Education Trust, and as such all appointees may be required to work at any Trust site in the future. 

You can view the school website at: 

Assistant Headteacher

Salary: L12 to L16


To start:  September 2021

About this vacancy

We are seeking an Assistant Headteacher to lead on teacher and support staff development at all career stages.

Starting from a strong foundation of excellent teaching and a highly skilled support staff team, we are looking for someone who has the skills and ambition to further develop our whole staff team.

In 2021, we have capacity for a funded, school-wide coaching programme for teachers and regular after-school CPD opportunities.  We are also investing in our mentors for the Early Career Framework and in professional development for our support staff.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead this ambitious programme and to ensure maximum impact for our current and future students.

Silverdale is the founding School of the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub.  This is a unique opportunity to work closely with the Hub and its partners to be at the forefront of teacher development.

Are you committed to providing an inclusive, top quality education that inspires students of all backgrounds and abilities?

Are you a team player who thrives on challenge?

Do you want to contribute to the strategic direction of not just a school, but also a Trust and the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub?

Benefits include: 

• CPD support from one of the first Teaching School Hubs in the country, the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub. 

• Opportunities to develop skills and experience as part of a growing, local Trust. 

There will be no need to go elsewhere – your career will flourish with us.

To apply

The full application pack is available from and completed Chorus Trust application forms are to be sent to Jill Rishworth (HR Administrator) at:  

Please note that CVs and Sheffield City Council/Derbyshire County Council application forms will not be accepted. 

Deadline for applications: 11.59pm on Sunday 18 April 2021.

Interviews to be held: week beginning 26 April 2021.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure & Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.

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