Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour, Achievement & Welfare)

Harrogate High School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 10 to Lead Practitioners range 14, £51,311 to £56,579

Job summary

At Harrogate High School, we firmly believe that it is our moral imperative to work hard to give our children and young people the best possible education and the very best start in life. Our shared goal across the Trust is to transform the lives of our students, staff and community and to inspire each other to keep on developing, improving and simply being curious about all aspects of education.
We would like to appoint an ambitious, energetic and highly collaborative Assistant Headteacher who has the enthusiasm and tenacity to uphold the school’s community ethos, in line with the vision and values of the Trust board. Strong and committed leadership is vital to the success of the school.

This post is an opportunity for a committed strategic leader looking either to extend their experience of Assistant Headship, or start their first Assistant Headship in a collegiate and rewarding environment. Accountable to the Head of Academy, the Assistant Headteacher will take full responsibility for priority aspects of behaviour, achievement and student welfare across the school.

To be the successful candidate you will:
• Demonstrate inspirational leadership qualities, behaviours and attributes;
• Have excellent, well-developed interpersonal skills;
• Have a strong commitment to inclusion, diversity and flexible working practices;
• Be truly ambitious for our vibrant School and Trust and for each and every student within it;
• Be able to build and sustain strong communities within and outside of the school;
• Be able to innovate, embrace and manage complex whole-school change.
Why work for Northern Star Academies Trust?
We are a mission-driven Multi-Academy Trust, with an unwavering commitment to inspiring and supporting children and young people of all ages to fulfil their potential and better the world. We offer access to a professional and supportive community of academies, fellow senior leaders, and mentors to help develop and progress your career. NSAT is innovative and is at the forefront of educational thinking within a vibrant, unique and inclusive family of academies. Our Teaching School and SCITT are central partners to our success.
For further information, please download an application pack from or our Trust website We would welcome potential applicants to visit the school prior to making an application. Please contact Mrs Helen Stallard, PA to the Academy Head, to arrange this on the contact details below.

Please note completed applications must be returned to Mrs Gill Kingston, HR Officer at or post to the address below.

Closing date: Noon, Monday 27th January 2020
Interview dates: Tuesday 11th February and Wednesday 12th February 2020
Harrogate High School
Ainsty Road
North Yorkshire
Tel: 01423 548800

Harrogate High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires an enhanced DBS Criminal chec

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School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 629 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website Harrogate High School website (opens in a new window)
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About Harrogate High School

School location

Ainsty Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 4AP