Deputy Headteacher, Cheshire West and Chester

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Christleton High SchoolCheshire West and Chester

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L22 - L28
Contract term: Permanent

Location: Christleton, Chester

Interviews 29th and 30th April 2019

Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

The Governors of Christleton High School are seeking to recruit, from September 2019, an inspirational Deputy Headteacher for our already ‘outstanding’ school.  

Christleton High School, situated near Chester, is a high-achieving, successful 11-18 non-selective, co-educational Academy school, with over 1300 students. However, we do not wish to rest on our laurels and it is very much our desire to build on these excellent foundations and to see Christleton become increasingly world class. Accordingly, the deputy headship position is full of opportunity and challenge.

As a current Deputy Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher in a secondary school, you will be able to display the highest levels of energy and enthusiasm, as well as able to demonstrate significant whole-school impact in your current role, which has led to sustained and meaningful improvements.  You will share our commitment to the education of young people and will have the drive and imagination to take our school to the next level. We are looking for a candidate who is outward looking for new ideas and a strong track record of developing teaching and learning and whole school quality assurance processes that have positively impacted on school outcomes.

We warmly welcome and encourage informal visits by prospective candidates.  Should you wish to arrange such a visit, you are invited to contact Mrs Wendy Edwards, PA to Headteacher, (, as indicated in the details below.

Dates for visits:   Monday 15th April – Thursday 18th April

Closing date:   Tuesday 23rd April at 9.00am

Shortlisting:   Wednesday 24th April

Selection Process: Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th April

Christleton High School is a great place to work.  Results and facilities are excellent, the students are polite and well-motivated and the school is situated in lovely surroundings.  We try to live by the maxim “Happy, Hardworking and Caring” and any candidate should be a role model of these three characteristics.

An application form and information pack can be downloaded from the vacancies section of our website:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9.00am on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. 

Christleton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is subject to an enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service, which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.

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More about Christleton High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Village Road, Christleton, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 7AD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1244 335843
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Christleton High School is a thriving, vibrant Academy with a long tradition of academic excellence and success. The school is situated in the picturesque village of Christleton, approximately 3 miles from the centre of Chester, serving a community o...