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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024 or September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 8:58am

  • Date listed

    19 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership L13 - L18 (£63,428 - £71,728 per annum depending on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you passionate about SEND and eager to make a lasting impact on young minds? Do you have high expectations and a proven track record of improving the educational experience for children with additional needs? If so, we want to hear from you!

What we are looking for:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated, and inspirational leader to join our highly successful Senior Leadership Team. We are looking for someone with a 'can-do' attitude and a passion for doing whatever it takes to ensure our students with additional needs receive the best possible education.

This opportunity is equally exciting for experienced SENCo’s who are ready for the next step in their career, as well as those who may be in current Leadership roles and hold the National Award for SENCO’s (NASENCo).

What the school offers its staff

Our School

As a proud member of Pontefract Academies Trust, The Trust and The King's School is renowned for its strong reputation for educational excellence and consistently achieving strong academic results.

Established in 1139, The King's School stands as a beacon of education for nearly nine centuries, offering a premier learning experience to the bright minds of Pontefract and beyond. We take great pride in being more than just a secondary school; we are a caring, high-performing community where students evolve into the best version of themselves, proudly carrying the legacy of The King's School.

With a remarkable history spanning over 850 years, our school is deeply rooted in tradition, but it is the people that make The King's School truly exceptional. Our students, with excellent behaviour and as the best ambassadors one could wish for, are a testament to our commitment to nurturing outstanding individuals. Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff, in collaboration with parents, strive to provide a first-class education, ensuring every student receives the opportunities they deserve.

Benefits - What we can offer you?

At The King’s School, every member of our team, whether in teaching or support roles, plays a pivotal part in contributing to the ongoing success of our students. In return, we provide a wealth of benefits, as we believe Our People Matter.

  • Experience the warm, welcoming, and social environment at The King’s School, often praised by visitors for its positive atmosphere and the exceptional friendliness and supportiveness of our staff.
  • We highly value every member of our team, and we are as proud of our focus on professional learning and development, as we are of our reputation.
  • Access to recognised training and leadership courses, including National Professional Qualifications in leadership and other accredited courses.
  • Enjoy our modern staff room, offering a comfortable environment, free refreshments, and cake Friday!
  • Our highly visible Senior Leadership Team is there to support you throughout the school day, along with a collaborative team of colleagues within the department and across the school.
  • As a staff member, benefit from our employee assistance program, offering services such as physiotherapy, 24/7 GP access, and personal or professional advice on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and more.
  • Teaching staff receive a laptop.
  • Benefit from well-resourced departments and shared teaching resources.
  • Experience Energise and Engage Weeks throughout the year, where no meetings take place. These dedicated weeks prioritise personal professional development, support work-life balance, and allow for an early finish on designated days.
  • Enjoy additional perks like free on-site parking, flu jabs, childcare vouchers, gym discounts, a cycle-to-work scheme, and much more.
  • We offer a very generous pension scheme with an impressive employer contribution and life assurance of at least three times your salary.

This is not an exhaustive list, but just some of the reasons to be a proud member of Pontefract Academies Trust, The King’s School, and our community!

Further details about the role


We're always thrilled to connect with potential applicants before interviews. If you're curious to learn more or would like to experience the warmth of our wonderful school through a visit, please feel free to reach out to Mrs Cross, Director of School Improvement and Interim Headteacher via the school at admin@kings.patrust.org.uk.

To submit your application, kindlyclick hereto access our website and utilise our Face-Ed system.The deadline for submissions is 10:00am on Monday 26thFebruary 2024.We're genuinely excited about the prospect of receiving your application and getting to know you better.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, extending a warm welcome to applications from individuals of all backgrounds. At the Pontefract Academies Trust, our unwavering commitment is to provide full support and ensure the safety of children and young people. We are dedicated to safeguarding and promoting student welfare at all times. It's important to note that any employment offer is subject to the successful receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and completion of pre-employment checks. Additionally, shortlisted applicants will be invited to provide a self-declaration form, reinforcing our commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The King's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1037 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01977 601701

The King’s School is proud to be part of Pontefract Academies Trust. As a school, we have a long history and rich heritage, which puts us at the forefront of the local educational landscape and beyond. All students are valued regardless of their background or ability, and are at the heart of everything that we do. We believe it is our duty to convert their potential into reality.

At the heart of every outstanding school is a strong team. One of our top priorities is to attract exceptional staff to The King’s School, and we continue to recruit a number of highly gifted employees to join our team. Our primary focus is to instil a lifelong love of learning while creating confident learners who can live a life full of opportunity and choice.

Arranging a visit to The King's School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@kings.patrust.org.uk.

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