Deputy Headteacher, Pontefract, West Yorkshire

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Carleton High SchoolPontefract, West Yorkshire

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership 18-22 £59,857 - £66,017
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

 Do you have high expectations for all children and the belief that every child can achieve?

Have you a proven track record of success and transformation in more than one school?

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools: six primaries and two 11-16 schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader to join the leadership team at Carleton Community High School from September 2018 (or sooner). 

The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with energy, drive and a proven track record of raising standards. You will have an expert knowledge about the process of learning, the ability to make a difference, and the capability to drive high-quality learning and teaching to stretch and challenge all our learners to reach their potential.

You will be joining a Trust which is striving to move forward and embrace change. The Trust has recently appointed James Franklin-Smith as Executive Director of Secondary Education to lead the support, challenge and improvement of the Trust’s secondary academies. 

The Trustees are very supportive of the School and our ethos, whilst providing the necessary challenge to secure excellence.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post with Julian Appleyard OBE, CEO of the Trust, contact Lisa Dodgson Human Resources Manager on 01977 707342.

If you feel you have the ability and qualities required to fulfil this exciting role, further details are available as detailed below:

To obtain an application pack:

Visit the Trust’s website:


Telephone: 01977 707342

Completed application, declaration and teacher results forms should be returned either by post to Lisa Dodgson, Human Resources Manager, Pontefract Academies Trust, C/O St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle, Chequerfield, Pontefract WF8 2AY or by emailing no later than 9am Thursday 24th May 2018.

Interviews are scheduled to take place Friday 25th May 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

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More about Carleton High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Green Lane, Carleton, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3NW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1977 781555
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