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Senior Deputy Headteacher

The Lowry AcademySalford

The Role

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational Senior Deputy Headteacher to support the Principal in transforming leadership at all levels of the organisation.

This is a new significant and exciting senior appointment for The Lowry Academy.

The role has a significant strategic element to it which would suit an experienced senior team member who is wishing to broaden and deepen their experience before applying to headship. The successful candidate would be fully supported in this ambition through United Learning Trust, who offer a highly successful Aspiring Heads programme, along with opportunities to work across Academies.

About You

The Senior Deputy Head will be a forward-thinking, ambitious individual who will add value and contribute to the smooth operation and strategic direction of this, rapidly improving school.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the established Principal taking responsibility for leading and managing significant aspects of the day to day smooth running of the school, under the overall direction of the Principal.
  • Provide strategic vision and leadership as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team of the school in all aspects of school improvement, school evaluation, planning policies and procedures.
  • Take responsibility for the school in the absence of the Principal.
  • Attend Governor committee meetings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or other relevant teaching qualification.
  • NPQH or other relevant senior leadership qualifications (desirable).

Candidates are invited to visit the school by arrangement. Please contact Bev Duffy, Principal’s PA.

To apply, please complete the application form. Please submit your application as soon as possible; we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

The Lowry Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

United Learning

The Lowry Academy is part of United Learning, a large and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: Nyasha Njunga, HR Officer,

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link:

Closing date: 9th December 2021

Interviews: W/C 13 December 2021

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