Deputy Headteacher, Kirkby Lonsdale , Cumbria

Closing date:Expiring today

Queen Elizabeth SchoolKirkby Lonsdale , Cumbria

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting at Leadership Scale 23
Contract term: Permanent

Please note, this is an extension of our earlier advertisement taking into account the different Easter holiday and term times this year.  Previous applicants need not re-apply and remain in consideration.

Are you keen to develop your leadership potential in a supportive and forward thinking community?  

We have a culture of high expectations, energy and enthusiasm and we are looking for a talented and committed individual keen to develop their leadership skills at this exciting time in our journey. Building on our long successful history, QES launched our sister school QEStudio in September 2017, alongside a new umbrella body, the Lunesdale Learning Trust. So these are exciting times to join us.  

This role is a crucial strategic post for us with plenty of potential.   You would be joining a collaborative and committed Leadership Team who share the wonderful responsibility of keeping to the highest standards in all aspects of our vibrant and energetic community.

Bordering the Lakes and the Dales and yet surprisingly well connected, for over 400 years we have forged a strong community ethos providing ‘Scholarship and Care’. We’re immensely proud of our commitment to the highest quality teaching and learning coupled with extraordinary pastoral care.  We are a truly comprehensive community in which every child is cared for, supported and stretched, moving on to diverse destinations, from local apprenticeships and college courses to highly selective universities.  

The specific area of responsibility of this post will reflect the skills and expertise of the successful candidate, along with the needs of the Leadership Team. 

Applications are welcomed from well-qualified and highly motivated individuals who are keen to work with remarkable young people providing an exceptional education for all.

If you wish to apply, please complete all sections of the 'Quick Apply' application form by 12 noon on Tuesday 23 April. In your supporting statement we would like you to include:

• an outline of your relevant experience

• a discussion of the personal and professional qualities which you believe suit you for this post

• a statement as to why this particular job appeals to you

We hope to hold interviews the week beginning Monday 29th April.

We would encourage potential applicants to read all the Applicant Pack and to browse our websites to get a fuller flavour of life at this very special place.   

If you require further information, would like to arrange a visit or wish to discuss any issues, please do feel free to get in touch on 015242 71275 or email Ellie Clifton on  who can also arrange a conversation with Cathy O'Neill, the Headteacher should you want one.  

We do hope you will take the time to apply.  This is a marvellous place to work and it is a very exciting opportunity.  We look forward to meeting you in the near future.

Chris Clarke   LLT CEO    Alison Wilkinson  QEStudio Principal      Cathy O’Neill    QES  Headteacher

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our children and expect all staff to share this commitment.   All candidates are required to complete the School's "Keeping Children Safe in Education" declaration and will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

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More about Queen Elizabeth School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2HJ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1524 271275
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About Queen Elizabeth School  

Queen Elizabeth School (QES), Kirkby Lonsdale, is an 11-18 co-ed, non-denominational, all ability school which has 1,390 pupils, of whom 280 attend the sixth form. We serve a large, prosperous and beautiful area of...