Deputy Headteacher, York

Closing date:Expiring soon

Joseph Rowntree SchoolYork

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18-22 (£60,755 to £67,008)
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a strategic, visionary and experienced professional who can help build on our strength and drive us forward to become Outstanding? 

This is a wonderful opportunity for a strong, motivated individual with vision, dedication and the highest aspirations for all members of the school community, who will help build on our achievements and continue our drive to be outstanding in every way.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted (May 2017), The Joseph Rowntree School (JRS) is a successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive school of over 1,200 students including approximately 175 in the sixth form.  A modern school, less than 10 years old, we have extensive, attractive grounds and playing fields and an open landscape setting.  Inside the building, we have fantastic, state of the art facilities including a centre dedicated to providing an education for students with significant and complex autism.  We benefit from strong links with the local schools, the LA and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; a British social policy research and development charity.

As a school, we pride ourselves in offering all our students the opportunity for high academic achievement and personal fulfilment through a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. We also have very strong guidance and pastoral care systems, which ensure that all students are valued and supported.

To apply, you will need to be absolutely committed to the moral and social development of students, as well as the very highest academic standards, within the context of our ethos and values.  Building an effective, consistent and aspirational pastoral team, you will establish outstanding pastoral care for all students regardless of background and ability.

You will be possess the skills to lead on, implement and quality assure strategies to promote high standards of attendance, behaviour and student welfare as well as developing an effective reward and recognition systems across the school.  You should also be a positive communicator who is able to motivate staff, students and parents/carers.

In return, we can offer you strong support by an exceptional team of skilled and professional leaders and the opportunity to help shape the future of our school.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please contact our Head Teacher’s PA, Tracy Bussey by email ( to arrange a tour of the school.

We are located approximately 4 miles from York city centre and have excellent transport links being close to the A1237 (York’s major ring road) and the A64 (with connections to Leeds to the West and Scarborough to the east and the A1M).  The city is on several main rail lines resulting in rapid journey times to regional and national locations. In addition, bus services are excellent and there is an extensive cycle network.

For an informal conversation about the role please call Rachel Wales, HR Adviser at North Yorkshire County Council, who has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role ( or call 01609 532597).

Key Dates

Joseph Rowntree School’s Easter break: Close of day Friday 12 April until Monday 29 April 

Application Closing Date:  Midnight, Tuesday 23 April

Visits to Joseph Rowntree School: Visits will take place w/c 8 April.  Please contact Tracy Bussey (by email) to arrange your visit:

Shortlisting:  Friday 26 April
Assessment Event:  Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 May

For more information and to apply, please go to -
When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information:  This section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification.  The information in Supporting Information will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

References:   Please provide 2 employment references

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More about Joseph Rowntree School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Voluntary Controlled
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Haxby Road, New Earswick, York, North Yorkshire, YO32 4BZ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1904 552100
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