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Job details
Employer Huntington School
Location York
Salary L18-L22, currently £59,264 – £65,363
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

The Governors are seeking to appoint to the post of Deputy Headteacher, an outstanding teacher who can help us to focus even more clearly upon raising the quality of students’ outcomes through leading our student support systems. This is an ideal opportunity for either a current senior leader or an aspiring senior leader, who is keen to play a major role in Huntington’s continuing development into a truly great school.

The Job Description for the post includes the specific responsibilities as follows:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead;
  • Leadership of the school’s House System, maintaining high standards of student behaviour and related Student Support/Inclusion provision;
  • Leadership of the school’s target setting and student progress tracking systems;
  • Liaison with external agencies re: extraordinary pastoral/behavioural support and curriculum provision and school representative on Local Authority Behaviour and Attendance Partnership.

We want to recruit someone who has a clear view of what great student support looks like and the ability to encourage others to create a school environment where students and staff can thrive together in an ethos where love triumphs over fear every time, even when that love has to be tough love. If you would like to find out more about the post then please contact the Headteacher, John Tomsett, for an informal discussion.

Huntington School is a highly successful and dynamic mixed 11-18 comprehensive school located on the northern edge of the City of York. We have 1,480 students on roll with 300 students in the Sixth Form. Our school purpose is to inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world.

Huntington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for appointment to this post.

For an application pack, please download a pack from our website:, or, alternatively, contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Kate Barnes on 01904 752100 or by email:

Closing date: 9.00 am, Friday 28 April 2017.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 May 2017.

About the employer


Our School purpose: To inspire confident learners who will thrive in a changing world

We value:

  • respect;
  • honesty;
  • kindness

and believe in the limitless potential of people enshrined in Carol Dweck’s Growth Mind-set.

Our scho...

Information about Huntington School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Community
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
Denomination Non-denominational
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Locations and contacts

Huntington Road
North Yorkshire
YO32 9WT
United Kingdom
+44 1904 752101