18 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L19 - L22 starting salary (£73,508 to £79,110 per annum depending on experience) Progressing through up to L33

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Inspire Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which also includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School, Thomas Rotherham College and Winterhill School.

The post is based at Oakwood High School, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are seeking applications from current Deputy Headteachers/Vice Principals who are looking to advance to the next stage in their career.

This is an exciting opportunity for teaching professionals who have the potential to become a Headteacher within 3 years. The post provides the opportunity for a suitable candidate to develop their practice in a supportive and progressive environment, in the first instance as a Deputy Headteacher, with the potential to move in to Head of School role in year two and Headteacher in year three.

It is essential that candidate’s evidence and share with us their educational ethos and personal characteristics that demonstrate their potential to lead the school and command the respect of the pupils and staff body. You will be mentored by the existing Headteacher and Trust CEO.

As a Trust we are truly community based and committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our work. These values are the development of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, resilience, reflection, risk taking and relationships.

Applicants are required to apply via our online application form which is available on our website: https://www.inspiretrust.uk/vacancies/ PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

We would welcome any prospective candidates to speak to the Headteacher/Head of School or arrange a visit before applying, to organise please contact Faustina Challans at f.challans@inspiretrust.uk

What the school offers its staff

We Offer:

  • A supportive and successful school where staff work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.
  • A school with a way of working that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.

Commitment to safeguarding

Inspire Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment.

All candidates are expected to read the Trust’s Safeguarding Policy accessible via our website: https://www.inspiretrust.uk/page-template/statutory-documents/

Applying for the job

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About Oakwood High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1064 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Inspire Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School and Thomas Rotherham College.

Arranging a visit to Oakwood High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email f.challans@inspiretrust.uk.

School location

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