Assistant Headteacher: Teaching & Learning

North Huddersfield Trust School, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 1DJ

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



L14 - L18

Assistant Headteacher: Teaching & Learning job summary

The successful candidate will play an integral role in school improvement - taking specific responsibility for Teaching & Learning – in driving forward standards, progress and achievement and contributing fully to strategic leadership, direction, quality assurance and staff management. The vacancy arises with the current postholder securing a promotion to Deputy Headteacher at NHTS which was part of an expansion of the size of the team. It is a demanding role but one in a school which is both vibrant and supportive. This vacancy represents an excellent career
opportunity to be part of a team which has proven abilities to do the best for its students, their families and the wider community.

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About North Huddersfield Trust School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
846 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01484 452100

Dear Applicant,
Thank you for your interest in the currently advertised position of Assistant Headteacher at North Huddersfield Trust School. It is
a wonderful opportunity for the right person to play a key strategic role in the continuing growth, development and improvement of a truly unique community based educational establishment. Our ethos is to provide a challenging, ambitious, inclusive education designed to create engaged, critical and resilient learners equipped to become the people who define, shape and transform society. The narrative of the school is remarkable and I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead the
next phase of its history. This position arises due to the promotion of the previous incumbent to Deputy Headteacher which was part of an expansion of the current senior team; a reflection of the increasing student numbers. Details of general roles and responsibilities across this
team are included in the application pack.
The focus of the advertised role is Teaching and Learning, the major elements of which include:
 the quality assurance of teaching and learning
 the development of classroom practice underpinned by a model of review, research and implementation
 assessment for learning – implementation and impact
 staff CPD
The role includes the line management of a team of two Lead Practitioners who are central to our strategy for continuous and sustainable improvement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on the significant work to date and shape
future strategic improvement. It is an ideal opportunity for a suitable experienced middle leader who is ready for the step into senior leadership or for someone with whole school leadership responsibility looking for a new challenge.
I took up post in 2019, with the majority of the senior team having been appointed since this time. Staffing as a whole sees a positive balance between colleagues who are relatively new to NHTS and a number who have been part of the school for a much longer period of time. When the school first opened in 2011, there was the matter of 340 students on roll. In September 2022, we will be welcoming over 940, including three-year groups with an over PAN intake of 210. The LA have proposed a permanent increase in the PAN (from 180 to 210) with plans for a new teaching block to open in September 2023.
During the last three years, the curriculum has been completely overhauled and the way it is delivered reformed and refined, so
that it matches the ambition we hold for every student; huge strides have been made in the consistency and effectiveness of classroom delivery. We are determined and confident that this will result in significant and sustained improvements in attainment. We believe that education is not only about academic outcomes and at the beginning of the current academic year, our Student Parliament was launched; this is an integral element of our leadership programme that gives a voice and an influence to the people we believe will shape and transform society. Significant developments to the physical school environment are in-process,
including the refurbishment of the theatre, improvement of the cosmetic appearance and the functional effectiveness of a number of key teaching spaces and brand new, professionally designed displays across the site. Interactive teaching boards and brand, new furniture will soon be installed in every teaching space.
Please take the time to read the contents of this pack carefully and to look at our website which provides lots of information about
the school, its values, links and identity.
I hope that, having read through all the available information, you are keen to submit an application and look forward to receiving
it. Should you wish to visit us, this can be arranged during the mornings of the following dates:
 Monday 20 June 2022
 Thursday 23 June 2022
Please contact to arrange.

Arranging a visit to North Huddersfield Trust School

If you would like to visit the school this can be arranged on the date below in the morning.

Monday 20th June
Thursday 23rd June

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