Deputy Headteacher, Kirklees

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North Huddersfield Trust SchoolKirklees

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Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LPS20 – LPS24 £65,561 - £72,306
Contract term: Permanent

Post: Deputy Headteacher

Number on Roll: 756

Commencing: April 2020

Salary: LPS20 – LPS24 £65,561 - £72,306

Do you have the vision, drive and ambition to lead our school through a time of dynamic change and development?

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious and strategic senior leader to shape and further develop our school.  You will be working alongside the new Headteacher, a newly formed senior leadership team, an exceptionally committed staff and a governing body with high aspirations for all pupils and members of its community.  Since opening as a new Trust School eight years ago, we have gone through a period of significant, positive change. 

Set in the large town of Huddersfield, North Huddersfield Trust School (NHTS) is a mixed secondary school with 756 pupils on roll, 57 teaching staff and 68 support staff.  Situated in a socially deprived area, most of our pupils live within walking distance to school.  We have excellent links with our wider community and are the founding member of the local Community Hub. 

Currently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted (April 2017), our school is warm and welcoming, offering a calm and happy place to learn.  We offer all our pupils the opportunity to excel in their academic achievement, vocational opportunities and personal fulfilment, through a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.  Our school has been through enormous and very successful transformation in recent years; our values and ethos have supported us in successfully managing these changes.  They are at the core of everything we do and we strive to ensure that everyone respects themselves and others, working towards our ‘PRIDE’ agenda together. 

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, resilient and experienced professional, who is able to effectively motivate, inspire and influence our pupils, staff and stakeholders.  This position represents a genuine opportunity to make significant impact in a school which has clearly identified objectives, centred on raising standards as pupil numbers increase.  If you have the knowledge, the skills and the ambition to deliver strong, clear, principled leadership in pursuit of our mission, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Financially astute, you will build partnerships, while delivering an outstanding, distinctive secondary education provision that is sustainable for the long term.  In addition, you will promote equality and high expectations, whilst engaging positively and respectfully with our parent/carer/family community, ensuring we meet the needs of our pupils and promoting excellence.

For an informal conversation about the role and/or to gain details of how to apply please call Rachel Wales at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 532597.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please email   Dates when we can accommodate visits are detailed below: if these are not possible for you please contact Rachel, we may be able to offer alternatives.

Key dates:

  • School visits: Monday 13 & Tuesday 14 January
  • Application Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 19 January
  • Shortlisting: Wednesday 22nd January
  • Interviews:  Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 January


For more information and to apply, please go to:

More about North Huddersfield Trust School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Woodhouse Hall Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 1DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1484 452100
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Based in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, North Huddersfield Trust School is a secondary coeducational school for children aged between 11 and 16. It is a non-denominational establishment based in Huddersfield. Its funding status is state-foundation. The sc...