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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Standard full time hours

Contract type


Pay scale

L12-L16 (£61,882 - £68,400)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Following the promotion of our Deputy Head, this is an exciting opportunity for a current Deputy or Assistant Headteacher or aspiring Deputy Headteacher who is committed to providing a first-class education for students, many of whom start their lives a long way behind the starting line.

We are looking for an outstanding educator and senior leader to lead on learning and achievement, to collaborating closely with our Headteacher to develop our successful school to Outstanding. We are a unique community with a diverse group of students with a range of SEND, and need someone who can combine compassion with resilience, and lead with integrity. With a meticulous eye for detail, you must be able to support our staff to deliver quality education to the diverse needs of students and the provision that each individual requires.

We are looking for a new Deputy Headteacher who will:

  • Hold excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for inclusive education
  • Lead with integrity, motivating and inspiring confidence in others, whilst also balancing the high demand of day-to-day operational duties
  • Be a strategic and principled thinker with the resilience, vision and ability to follow-through objectives to completion
  • Have a collaborative approach to leadership and management across a variety of stakeholders, with consideration of staff wellbeing and development

  • Have significant knowledge and expertise on providing effective educational provision for a wide range of SEND needs including SEMH/ ASD and specific learning difficulties

What the school offers its staff

  • A thriving school community, with happy staff and students
  • A supportive Headteacher and Governing Body, dedicated and experienced staff and the freedom to shape the future of our school.
  • An enriching and accessible location with benefit from excellent connectivity with easy access to the A64 and A1(M) as well as excellent mainline rail connections from nearby York.

Further details about the role

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Sarah Hunter on 07816 251271or emailSarah.Hunter@northyorks.gov.uk

Sarah has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this exciting opportunity.

For further information about this role, please visit our dedicated recruitment microsite ahead of applying.

Safeguarding We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies and process applications on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Further information on how we process your data can be found here.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Criminal Record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
This post is subject to the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 and as such shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a Disqualification Declaration. Any information supplied will be discussed at interview

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About Danesgate Community

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 16
School size
134 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

Danesgate Community are seeking to recruit a Deputy Headteacher – Learning & Achievement who is dynamic senior leader who is committed to the challenge of working with vulnerable young people. This is an exciting opportunity to work with skilled staff in a successful 5-16 age range specialist setting for SEMH & ASC. We are looking for someone with the vision, drive and leadership skills to support us in our journey towards being an Outstanding provision. The successful candidate will have the capacity and experience to manage operational elements of the school alongside their strategic caseload.
The Danesgate Community welcomes applications from members of minority ethnic communities and those with disabilities.
or to set up a visit to Danesgate please contact Melanie Shepherd, PA to Headteacher & School Business Manager on melanie.shepherd@york.gov.uk. If you wish to talk to the Headteacher please email a contact telephone number to Chris.Nichiols@york.gov.uk

Arranging a visit to Danesgate Community

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email m.shepherd@danesgatecommunity.org.uk.

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