Deputy Headteacher Heckmondwike Grammar School, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

Job description

Are you innovative, enthusiastic and passionate about education and would like to join the senior leadership team of a top performing school? Then this post might be the job for you.

This post provides a fantastic opportunity to work within a high-performing and growing 11 to 18 grammar school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students. With an intake of approximately 500 post-16 and 210 in next year’s Year 7, Heckmondwike Grammar School is a dynamic place to be. The post may suit colleagues currently in Deputy Headteacher posts looking for experience of working in a large school with an extensive sixth form, or colleagues looking for promotion from Assistant Headteacher level or those in senior middle management.

To work with the Headteacher, other members of the SLT and governors to ensure the highest standards in education for students. To lead by example in motivating staff and students to be the best that they can be in all that they do, by exhibiting the skills of a highly effective and emotionally intelligent leader and manager.
Below are the main generic responsibilities of the post holder. Specific tasks will be agreed with the successful candidate in line with their strengths and experience. These specific details will be centered around raising achievement initiatives.

Essential educational requirements

• Well qualified honours graduate
• Qualified teacher status

Essential qualifications

• Well qualified honours graduate
• Qualified teacher status

Essential skills and experience

• Several years of high quality teaching leading to excellent student
• Significant leadership and management responsibility
• Evidence of highly effective impact in whole school leadership

Employee benefits

In return we can offer:

• a competitive salary commensurate with experience and expertise
• membership of the teachers’ pension scheme and other wellbeing
• eager and committed students who are keen to learn and progress
• a creative and supportive team, who are driven to support and
challenge our students
• outstanding facilities
• a learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the
• a comprehensive CPD programme and opportunities to develop
as a leader
• a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded professionals

About Heckmondwike Grammar School

High Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH
Heckmondwike Grammar School website (opens in a new window)