Deputy Principal, Kirklees

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Castle Hill SchoolKirklees

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L11 to L15 commensurate with experience and skills
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a qualified Full Time Permanent Deputy Principal to join our motivated and dynamic team in September 2018.

Grade: L11 to L15 commensurate with experience and skills.

Castle Hill School is an Academy for pupils with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties, age 3-19. Ofsted judged the school as being ‘Outstanding’ in its two previous inspections.  We provide an energetic and forward thinking educational community with cutting-edge facilities and a nurturing environment. We are committed to learning and we offer a broad and challenging curriculum with a child centred philosophy at its core. We promote effective communication and independence in all we do.

We offer excellent personal development and unique opportunities of working within a totally school led system. The school is also part of a MAT which will provide opportunities to work alongside colleagues in other schools. Special School experience is desirable. You should have an excellent knowledge of early child development and methods for learning. 

Further requirements for the position:

  • A passion and commitment to education for students with complex needs
  • Highly motivated approach to leadership and management
  • Ability to inspire and motivate school, departmental and class teams
  • Ability to form positive and effective relationships within school and the wider community
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Ability to learn
  • Adaptability
  • Excellent communication skills


A visit to the school is highly recommended.  A tour of the school is arranged for Wednesday 28th February from 1.30pm Tuesday 6th March from 10am. Please contact the school on 01484544558 if you wish to book a place. 

The closing date for the application is noon on Friday 16th March.

Please visit our website ( for further information.

Please see the attached letter from the Principal for further information regarding the application process.

All application forms should be returned directly to the school FAO: Nicola Roys or emailed to

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More about Castle Hill School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Newsome Road South, Newsome, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6JL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1484 544 558
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Castle Hill School is located in Huddersfield, South Kirklees. We cater for the needs of learners aged 3 – 19 years with severe or profound learning difficulties. Many of our students also have complex needs linked to physical or health difficulties....