Deputy Head (Pastoral), Ackworth

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ackworth SchoolAckworth

Date posted:
Start date: January/April 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Ackworth School wishes to appoint a Deputy Head (Pastoral) to join us from either January or April 2019, following the promotion of the current post holder to the postion of Head at Scarborough College.   The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader and outstanding educator, with experience of operating successfully in a boarding environment.

The position of Deputy Head Pastoral (DHP) is one of significant importance and responsibility. As a member of the school’s Senior Management Team (SMT), the DHP has a vital role to play in both the strategic development of the School and in particular its pastoral provision, alongside day-to-day management. It will involve leading the pastoral provision of the school in both a proactive and reactive manner; shaping the way in which the school provides its pastoral care both in the future and on a day to day level, managing the pastoral teams to provide a positive, secure and happy environment for the boarding and day community where every pupil can flourish. 

The DHP will work with the pastoral teams to ensure outstanding levels of pastoral care in the boarding and day communities. The DHP will have overall responsibility to the Headmaster for all aspects of boarding and day pupil pastoral care, policy and procedure, including ensuring compliance with ISI requirements. This will require the effective use of resources within the School, the ability to understand and motivate the different pastoral teams while striving continually to improve the standards of daily life and achievements of the boarding and day pupils. 

The DHP is the lead Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) within the school and has responsibility for the safeguarding training of all staff, keeping up to date with policy changes at national, regional and local level. The DHP will be a driven individual with aspirations to ultimately lead a school; a committed team player with a collegiate and collaborative approach, together with an ability and willingness to create a working environment in which staff are empowered to take decisions.

The successful applicant will have sympathy with and support the Quaker values and ethos of the School. 

Applications should be sent to: 

Mr Anton Maree ,Ackworth School, Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract, WF7 7LT.

Or by email to: recruitment@ackworthschool.com 

Phone: 01977 611401 

Closing date: Thursday 27th September 2018 at midday.

Interviews: Stage 1 - Wednesday 10th October 2018 

Stage 2 – Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th October 2018. 

Applicants should read carefully the application procedure – guidance for applicants and Safer Recruitment policy. Our recruitment privacy notice is available on our website. 

Ackworth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all applicants will undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers, an enhanced DBS and Barred list check with Disclosure and Barring Service and a Section 128 (Prohibition from Management) check. 

Ackworth School is an equal opportunities employer.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Denomination: Quaker
Address: Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7LT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 611401
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Ackworth School was founded in 1779 by John Fothergill on behalf of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and the School Committee (or Board of Governors) is still accountable to this body. The School was established for Quaker boys and girls an...