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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    8 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 1.0 FTE

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

The Priory Ruskin Academy is seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher with the drive, talent and passion to strategically lead the extensive pastoral teams and systems within the academy.

Emotionally intelligent, proactive and values-driven, our ideal candidate will be committed to improving the life chances of our young people by overcoming barriers to learning and ensuring all students have a rich experience within and beyond the curriculum. Your significant experience and knowledge of pastoral provision will continue to shape the direction of Ruskin, which has an outstanding reputation for its holistic approach to education and superlative pastoral care of our students.

We would actively encourage prospective candidates to visit Ruskin in order to appreciate its warmth, unique energy and sense of a genuinely mutually supportive community. Our forward thinking, highly aspirational and dynamic approach within the academy is underpinned by a strong sense of care from a cohered, committed and highly professional staff.

What the school offers its staff

As a MAT, our size and scale allows for both flexibility and creativity in terms of career development and future pathways. We are determined in our mission to ensure that our students become fully fledged citizens of the world and we are equally committed to the wellbeing and development of our staff. All staff benefit from annual appraisals, outstanding CPD opportunities, out Trust Employee Benefit Programme and an excellent HR team.

Keen to find out more? Please feel free to make an appointment by contacting Mrs A Wilson awilson@prioryacademies.co.uk or Mrs C Burton ceburton@prioryacademies.co.uk, PAs to Headteacher. Alternatively, please call the academy on 01476 410410.

The job description and person specification can be found in the attachments.

Please go to the Trust website to begin your application. Please note CVs are not accepted.

The Priory Federation of Academies Trust is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment for all. Our aim, embedded in the Trust Values, is to enrich our workforce at every level and we encourage applications from all under-represented groups.

The Priory Federation of Academies Trust strictly adheres to UK-GDPR regulations. In order to complete your application for this position you will be required to read and agree to the terms of our privacy statement. This will be available for you to read when you commence your application.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Please note that applicants may be subject to online/social media presence checks.

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 Priory Ruskin Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1406 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01476 410410

Our Academy offers a vibrant and stimulating learning environment where every young person is challenged to reach their full potential. Our students are proud of their Academy, where outstanding teachers and dedicated pastoral teams ensure high standards of academic success and a sense of personal responsibility.

Our curriculum is varied and inspiring, reflecting our traditional core values coupled with a modern outlook that celebrates the creativity of our specialisms in the Arts and Sport. Our extensive extra-curricular provision further nurtures students’ talents, providing a variety of educational, sporting and cultural opportunities. Such wide ranging academic and personal experiences are extended to our successful Sixth Form, from where the majority of our students will continue to university.

A Priory Ruskin student has high expectations for their future success and “Aims High and Shows Respect” in all aspects of school life. We respect our learning. We respect and foster our talents. We respect our school and wider community. It is our mission to ensure that each student appreciates the excitement of learning, the rewards of personal challenge and the importance of helping others in order to become a true citizen of the world.

Arranging a visit to The Priory Ruskin Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email awilson@prioryacademies.co.uk.

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