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Deputy Headteacher

Rossett Acre Primary School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Leadership scale L10 - L14

Job summary

Deputy Headteacher

Permanent, Full Time
Leadership Scales 10-14
Start date January 2021 although could be flexed to allow for the appointment of an outstanding, suitably qualified and experienced candidate

Rossett Acre Primary School, part of the Red Kite Learning Trust, is a successful two-form entry primary school on the south side of Harrogate. With 394 pupils, our school vision is ‘Excellence and Happiness for all’ with our aim being that all of our pupils achieve their potential and are happy in their learning.

We are seeking to recruit a Deputy Headteacher who…

Is a strong leader and team player who will work with the Headteacher to strive for excellence and success at every level
Is able to plan strategically, implement and lead change for improvement
Has an inclusive purpose, raising and supporting the achievements of all to reach their potential
Has excellent interpersonal skills and qualities that motivate parents, children and staff
Is an excellent communicator and has a strong commitment to working in partnership with stakeholders
Can lead by example: in the classroom, supporting and developing others, and living the school values
Has an inspiring passion for education and making a difference to children’s lives, and has high expectations for outstanding learning
Ideally has a SEN qualification, though we are happy to support candidates if they have a willingness to study for it if appointed. It is planned that this role will be non-classroom based initially. This would be reviewed in the future

In return we can offer…

A highly regarded and vibrant school, popular in its community
Happy, confident and enthusiastic children to coach and involve
A supportive and involved Governing Body
A dedicated team of staff with a strong sense of teamwork
Strong partnerships with parents and community
Being part of a Trust of 13 schools proactive in working to improve the education for all of our children
Opportunities to further develop as a leader by being part of a forward-thinking Trust with an established network of creative and supportive colleagues

We are proud of our school. If you would like to have a discussion with our Headteacher, Corrine Penhale, before applying please contact the school on 01423 561579 to arrange a convenient time. Further details of our school can be found here

For our online application form click here
Closing date: Monday 19 October 2020 at 9am

For shortlisted candidates, assessments are scheduled for the morning of 21 October 2020 for stage 1 which would involve virtual tests. If successful at stage 1, final stage assessment including interview will be held on the morning of 22 October 2020.

Rossett Acre Primary School, as part of Red Kite Learning Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Headteacher: Corinne Penhale

Employee benefits

Access to a wide range of benefits via Red Kite Learning Trust

Applying for the job

To apply, please complete our online application form on our website: www.rklt.co.uk/vacancies

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 410 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Rossett Acre Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email murtaghg@rklt.co.uk

About Rossett Acre Primary School

Rossett Acre is a successful two-form entry primary school on the south side of Harrogate.
Our school and the Red Kite Learning Trust is about more than just academic success, it is about giving children and young people opportunities to develop as well rounded citizens able to take on and contribute to the world. We hope that new colleagues will be able to help achieve this for all our children and young people. In return we can provide a fantastic place to work and learn and a vast range of opportunities to extend your experience and expertise. If this sounds like a place that you would enjoy working in, we hope you will apply and come and see for yourself what is on offer.

Arranging a visit to Rossett Acre Primary School

We are proud of our school. If you would like to have a discussion with our Headteacher, Corrine Penhale, before applying please contact the school on 01423 561579 to arrange a convenient time.

School location

Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 9PH

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