22 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    12 February 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    7 December 2021

Job details

Job role
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L21-25 commensurate with experience

Job summary

Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education

Are you innovative, enthusiastic and passionate about education and would like to join the senior management 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, 11 to 18 grammar school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students.

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.

Applying for the job

Please apply by the deadline of Wednesday 12th January 2022, completing the application form and submitting a letter of application illustrating how you meet key aspects of the person specification. In so doing, please explain 2 whole school improvement initiatives driven by you which lead to a positive impact on student outcomes.

Completed applications should be sent by email to: recruitment@heckgrammar.co.uk.

To arrange a visit before applying, please contact Dawn Jepson-North on 01924 402202 or recruitment@heckgrammar.co.uk

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1526 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Heckmondwike Grammar School

Reporting to the Headteacher, the successful candidate will be an integral part of the school senior leadership team, which will be comprised of 2 Deputy Headteachers, 3 Assistant Headteachers, the Financial Director and HR Director. As a stand-alone academy with a revenue budget of approximately £8m, and around 1,500 pupils, we continue to be in a healthy financial position with opportunities to invest to ensure the best possible outcomes for the students. Over a number of years we have been successful in bidding for capital funds and these have allowed us to expand and improve our facilities for the benefit of all our pupils. We are especially proud of our purpose built 6th Form Centre named after our former Head Girl and the Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, a £1.5 million project.

The school is heavily oversubscribed at both admission points of Year 7 and Year 12, with over 1000 students sitting the entrance examination, competing for 210 places and over 700 post 16 students competing for 250 places in year 12. Sixth form places are filled by students from our Year 11 with remaining places filled by high ability external students.

Heckmondwike Grammar School is outstanding in every context. GCSE outcomes are consistently particularly strong and provide an excellent foundation for further study. A level outcomes are in line with national expectation and are a particular focus for further improvement. The House system is a very important part of school life and fosters healthy competition and teamwork. Many students excel at sport and the performing arts are a key part of school life.

In staff surveys, staff report they are overwhelmingly proud to work at the school and enjoy their job. CPD is a key focus of the school, with regular in house training and opportunities for all staff to follow national training frameworks.

You will need to:
• prioritise the importance of educational outcomes for able students
• believe in our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence and follow our school ethos
embedded in our motto of ‘Nil Sine Labore’.
• be a reflective practitioner wanting to develop and hone your craft to the highest level
• be an inspirational leader who builds excellent relationships and motivates students and staff.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Quality assurance
• Self-evaluation
• Appraisal
• ITT, ECT partnerships
• Disadvantaged
• Covid catch-up
• Inspection preparation
• Line management of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Additional general senior leadership tasks will be agreed after appointment.

In addition to this, staff at HGS are expected to be effective, reflective professionals who challenge and support all pupils to do their best. Staff at HGS should inspire confidence, build team commitment, engage, and motivate their pupils. They should think analytically about their work and take positive action to improve the quality of pupils’ learning.

They will encourage high standards of academic and personal achievement and be a good role model for the students in the school. They will make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school.

Arranging a visit to Heckmondwike Grammar School

To arrange a visit before applying, please contact Dawn Jepson-North on 01924 402202 or recruitment@heckgrammar.co.uk

School location

High Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH

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