Deputy Headteacher, Skipton

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Ermysted's Grammar SchoolSkipton

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Start date: Commencing 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 to L22
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Headteacher (L18 to L22, full time, commencing 1 Sept 2018) 

Thank you for your interest in the position of Deputy Headteacher at Ermysted’s Grammar School. I hope you will find the information in the Applicant Information pack helpful and that you will be encouraged to apply for the post.  

Ermysted’s Grammar School is an outstanding, heavily oversubscribed voluntary aided grammar school for boys. The school has a long and proud tradition of academic success and each year our senior pupils leave for the most-competitive courses. Many of our most-recent leavers are now studying at Russell Group universities or medical schools, including the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Regardless of their destination, however, we are proud of the achievements of all of our pupils and of the role the school has played in shaping their character and wider abilities. 

The Applicant Information pack includes details of the role and the individual we seek, as well as information about the school. Further information and associated school policies can be found on our school website ( This is a significant appointment for the school. Ermysted’s is at an important stage of its development, with governors working on an ambitious plan to develop the school’s provision and performance even further and the Deputy Headteacher will play a central role in this next stage of development. This represents an exciting opportunity, therefore, for the right individual. As sole deputy, the position will carry with it a high level of responsibility and autonomy. In addition to advising the Headmaster and deputising in his absence, the successful candidate will play an active role in the strategic leadership and management of the school. A job description has been drafted (see pack) but the final document will be amended to reflect the skills and attributes of the successful candidate.  

Details of how to apply can be found at the end of the Applicant Information pack. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, 19 February 2018. Interviews for short-listed candidates will be held on Tuesday, 27 February and, for candidates who progress to the final round, Wednesday, 28 February 2018. I hope that the document gives you a flavour of the role and what the school has to offer, but please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss the opportunity further.  Thank you for your interest and good luck if you choose to apply.

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More about Ermysted's Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1PL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1756 792186
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The School 

Ermysted’s Grammar School can trace its origins to the last decade of the 15th century, possibly as early as 1476 but certainly before 1492, as a chantry school founded by Peter Toller adjoining the Skipton Parish Church. It was refo...