Deputy Headteacher, Leeds

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Hugh Gaitskell Primary SchoolLeeds
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Start date: 1st January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L14 – L18
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a talented, dedicated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher who will share our determination to transform the life chances of our wonderful pupils. We are looking for a highly effective leader to join our team from January 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to take a pivotal, non-teaching leadership role in a Good school that has made rapid improvements over recent years and confidently expects to continue to do so. We are a vibrant, inclusive school and arguably the most mixed and diverse primary school in the city.

Interested candidates will have:

  • substantial leadership experience having impacted on an aspect of whole-school improvement;
  • a proven experience of positively impacting on pupil progress and developing excellence across the
    school whilst maintaining our nurturing ethos;
  • high expectations of themselves, colleagues and pupils and the energy and determination to make a
  • a good understanding of relevant and current educational policy and practice;
  • exceptional expertise in all matters relating to learning and teaching – including being a strong
    practitioner themselves and fully capable of impacting widely on the practice of others;
  • the ability to lead and drive effective SEND provision- to maintain and promote our inclusive school
  • the expertise to maintain a highly effective culture of safeguarding across school


We can offer:

  • wonderful children who have great work ethic and are proud of their school;
  • a caring and supportive school community that is culturally diverse and inclusive;
  • a dedicated staff committed to achieving high standards ;
  • a supportive, warm and welcoming ethos;
  • opportunities to work collaboratively with five other schools within the LEODIS Alliance;
  • happy, enthusiastic pupils who are keen to learn;
  • excellent CPD opportunities


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and actively encouraged. To request an application pack, to arrange a visit, or to discuss the school and the opportunities in more detail please contact Bronagh McKinney, the PA to the Headteacher.

Telephone: 01132716963


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

More about Hugh Gaitskell Primary School
Address: St. Anthony's Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 8AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 113 2716963