This job expired on 6 October 2023

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 to L25

What skills and experience we're looking for

To commence in January 2024, we are seeking to recruit a dynamic Deputy Headteacher to join an experienced Senior Leadership Team who are keen to achieve its’ ambitious strategic vision for its pupils.

As QoE lead, you will oversee curriculum developments, teaching, learning and assessment, to help Whitcliffe Mount School students achieve the highest standards possible. We believe in developing colleagues through excellent support and training, evidence-led approaches and continuous improvement.

We offer ongoing and outstanding professional development to support your leadership career including the opportunity to undertake the NPQH as well as fantastic CPD and networking opportunity across the trust. Our leaders work collaboratively across the trust, to share and develop best practice.

We know our success depends entirely on our colleagues, so we are determined to recruit and retain the best staff by offering first class training and support, as well as highly competitive terms and conditions.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Understand the QoE portfolio and be an innovative leader with drive and ideas as to how we continue to achieve in this fundamental area of intent, implementation and impact;
  • Have experience and knowledge around how a curriculum is planned and assessed;
  • be an outstanding teacher who has a clear understanding of how young people learn;
  • be passionate about teaching and learning able to work with colleagues to help them develop their practice;
  • have high quality teaching, pupil learning and wellbeing at the heart of everything they do;
  • have highly developed interpersonal and organisation skills.

What the school offers its staff

Our trust values are:

  • Equip our staff to deliver their best every day; our belief is that Valuing People, Supporting Personal Best is the key;
  • Encourage all our pupils to go beyond what they think they can achieve, to enjoy learning, helping them to lead healthy and happy lives;
  • Ensure our staff are happy at work, taking pride in pupils’ progress and development;
  • Never stop improving, developing and sharing our practice with others;
  • Deliver training and guidance relevant to job role so expectations are understood and staff feel motivated;
  • Offer great benefits making us the employer of choice, including first class developmental opportunities for teaching staff led by one of our academies, Shelley College, which is the Teaching School Hub for Kirklees and Calderdale.

Whitcliffe Mount Academy is one of eight academies within our trust and is part of a close-knit community well located for commute from Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield. We would welcome you to visit the academy (by appointment) if you wish to learn more before you apply, you will find it:

  • is a vibrant place of learning and encouragement where young people are happy, settled and confident;
  • has a broad and balanced curriculum that provides a memorable educational experience for all of its pupils;
  • equips pupils with the attributes and attitude they need for their next stage of education;
  • is a school that supports staff to reach their full potential and career goals.

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 Whitcliffe Mount, A Share Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1237 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

SHARE Multi Academy Trust comprises of Woodside Green Primary, Heaton Avenue Primary, Luck Lane Primary, Millbridge Primary, Royds Hall, Shelley College, Whitcliffe Mount School and Thornhill Community Academy. A central team provides operational support.

We believe in helping staff and students achieve their personal best and are keen to recruit the very best talent to our trust.

More than six hundred people work hard across the trust to ensure we provide the very best education and service across all our schools, from invigilators joining us for a few hours a year, through flexible part-time work to many full-time teaching and support roles.

There are many reasons why you will enjoy working for the trust. You will be surrounded by supportive people, working together with a common goal for all of our students, aiming to value and support all colleagues in order to help them achieve their personal best.

If you decide to join us, we will ensure you have what you need to make a positive difference in your education role. We will seek out your ideas and ask for your opinions regularly using staff voice.

Our CPD commitment is second to none and the training and developmental opportunities on offer will empower you to make improvements in all aspects of your role. The training you receive will help you fulfil your potential whatever your stage of career.

For teachers and leaders, we offer fast tracked, first class developmental opportunities led by one of our academies, Shelley College, which is the Teaching School Hub for Kirklees and Calderdale. This includes National Professional Qualifications (NPQs), lead practitioner positions and trainee senior leadership positions, which build upon our middle leadership programmes.

Whitcliffe Mount School

Whitcliffe Mount School is a large secondary school of 1,250 students in years 7 to 11. Our new purpose-built school was opened in 2017 and boasts state of the art, specialist facilities across the breadth of the curriculum. We are located just off Junction 25 of the M62 and in close proximity to, and within easy access of Huddersfield, Bradford and Leeds.

The leadership team are embracing the trust philosophy of “valuing people, supporting personal best” and are embedding these values into their daily practice, and into the vision and aims of the school. Staff are enthused by the opportunity to consistently improve their practice and work closely with peers from across the trust to develop and to share best practice.

Good behaviour routines and a consistent approach in the setting of high expectations permeates all that we do. Whitcliffe Mount staff work as a team to develop and to improve, and value good staff and student well-being. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and well sequenced and we are working hard to support our students in making clear links between components of learning so that they become confident, independent learners. Our teaching professionals are offered the flexibility to be creative and to develop their ideas in order to motivate and inspire students. We are focused upon offering students of all abilities, including the most vulnerable, the best educational experience, support and guidance to be happy, successful and aspirational in life.

A strong belief exists that offering a wide range of extended learning opportunities ignites students interests and allows them to uncover skills and abilities that support their sense of achievement and happiness in school and into adulthood. We believe that every child can succeed and it is our privilege to provide them the opportunities to identify their talents and their future dreams and aspirations.

Whitcliffe Mount is a wonderful school community and a great place to work, and where all our staff team members can make a positive impact upon the life chances of others.

Arranging a visit to Whitcliffe Mount, A Share Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email tracy.dickens@sharemat.co.uk.

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