Assistant Headteacher - Director of Lower School and SEND - Harrogate Grammar School

Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 13 to Lead Practitioners range 17, £55,202 to £60,895

Job summary

Assistant Headteacher – Director of Lower School and SEND
Harrogate Grammar School

Start Date: September 2020
Salary: L13 - 17

Discover what this School can do for your career…working with a truly inspirational, dedicated and friendly team, this is a wonderful place to work and learn.

Harrogate Grammar School is an ambitious, high achieving, 11-18 mixed comprehensive academy and part of the Red Kite Learning Trust. We are very proud of our reputation for academic excellence and superb pastoral care where every child matters and we work hard to encourage students to be the best that they can be. We have a clear set of values that help us to deliver our core purpose of ‘excellence for all’ based on a culture of respect, excellence, adventure, commitment and honesty.

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to complement our work in ensuring the very best for our students in Lower School and fulfil our core purpose of excellence for all.

In this role, you will take responsibility for the progress and pastoral care of students in Key Stage 3 and the whole school responsibility of SEND. To do this, you will need resilience and highly effective communication skills, be an inspirational and ambitious leader with high expectations for outstanding learning, as well as having a passionate belief in meeting need and inclusion.

In return, we can offer:
• Responsive, engaged, well behaved and enthusiastic students
• A dedicated staff team and a strong, supportive and experienced senior leadership team
• A highly regarded and oversubscribed school
• A strong commitment to your professional development
• An opportunity to work in a leading Teaching school
• Significant opportunities for further development through the Red Kite Alliance and the Yorkshire Leadership Community

We welcome you to visit the school ahead of completing an application to meet the leadership team, students and understand more about the role and the reward package. If you like to do this or have a query, please contact the HR team: or Tel: 01423 535222.

For more details and access to our on-line application form, please visit

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 22 January 2020

Interviews will be held between 3 – 6 February 2020

Harrogate Grammar School, as part of Red Kite Learning Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS.
Headteacher: Mr N Renton

Essential educational requirements

Degree level qualification and qualified teacher status - E

Essential qualifications

Degree level qualification and qualified teacher status - E
Recent leadership training - D
SENCO qualification - D

Essential skills and experience

Skilled classroom practitioner
Highly effective communication skills
Competent in ICT including knowledge and application of Management Information Systems
High level of skill in dealing with issues relating to student behaviour and motivation
Ability to be able to forge and maintain educational partnerships externally
Ability to analyse performance data and propose improvements,implementing actions as desired

Employee benefits

Access to a wide range of benefits

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 2018 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
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School website Harrogate Grammar School website (opens in a new window)
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About Harrogate Grammar School

School location

Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0DZ