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    20 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

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Assistant Principal (Teaching and Learning) – Secondary Phase job summary

Full Time, permanent role

William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) is a well-established 3-18 Academy and is the most over-subscribed school in Greater Manchester with a long and distinguished history. It has a very inclusive and diverse community with over 40 languages spoken and our school is truly representative of Manchester’s rich multi-cultural heritage.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those committed to diversity and inclusion.

We provide: 

  • An all-through 3 - 18 school experience.
  • A learning environment based on very high academic standards.
  • A school where all pupils are encouraged to reach their true potential and parents are welcome.
  • The best of the independent school tradition such as the House system and a tremendous range of extra-curricular activities.
  • An exciting place to learn with excellent facilities, new technology and a wide range of teaching and learning experiences.
  • A vibrant and tolerant multi-cultural community.
  • A deeper learning of the wider world through our enterprise activities.
  • Outstanding careers advice and an opportunity to meet former students who have gone on to be successful in a variety of occupations.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Principal (Teaching and Learning) to join the WHGS Secondary Phase Leadership Team, to develop the strategic teaching and learning priorities, ensuring excellent progress and outcomes for all. You will have proven leadership qualities, excellent classroom practice and strong experience in some (not necessarily all) phases of an all through school. We, in turn, are committed to developing these qualities further through excellent professional development opportunities.

Reporting to the Vice Principal for Quality of Education, this is a key senior leadership position, working directly with the Senior Leadership Team. You will drive teaching standards forwards, taking responsibility for the efficient organisation and delivery of the curriculum.

You will be leading a phase of dedicated and committed colleagues who enjoy talking about teaching and learning that is research evidenced. You will thoroughly enjoy the strategic planning of CPD, to impact on whole school priorities and individual needs to get the best from everyone. The effective use of technology to quality assure standards, carefully monitor and identify trends will excite you.

You will be a qualified teacher and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the use of ICT. You will also have a proven track record of the impact you have had in the classroom, when line managing and when leading an area of school improvement.

William Hulme's Grammar School is Greater Manchester’s Second most over-subscribed school and one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. It is an all-through (3-18) Academy of over 1500 pupils with a wide range of abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds and 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..

United Learning 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 resources, 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

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About William Hulme's Grammar School

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 3 to 18
School size
1595 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18

William Hulme’s Grammar School is the second most over-subscribed school in Manchester and one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. WHGS is an all-through (3-18) Academy of over 1450 pupils with a wide range of abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds.

The Academy has a relatively new Sixth Form Centre, a two-form entry Primary Phase and has specialist rooms in the Secondary Phase, including fully equipped science labs, a library, ICT resource centre, music practice rooms, design, technology and art rooms. There is also a sports hall with changing facilities, along with full kitchen and dining facilities in the Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form.

Inspectors judged the school to be Good in all phases in its most recent inspection, May 2019

William Hulme’s Grammar School is a vibrant, multicultural school that welcomes children from all backgrounds and beliefs. We are committed to ensuring that all children receive a first class education that prepares them thoroughly for the future and allows them to play an active role in the life of the school and wider community. The school encourages staff to organise events and trips (home and abroad), extra-curricular and subject enrichment activities, to develop the whole child, to prepare him/her for the challenges of the modern world.

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