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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 December 2023 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    6 December 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale L24 to L38 (£83,081 - £117,067)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Education Learning Trust are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, innovative leader who can join us as a Headteacher from September 2024.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking school at a new stage of development. The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner and communicator who is able to inspire confidence in all stakeholders and motivate leaders to achieve the highest outcomes. Through driving continual improvement, the successful candidate will aim for the school to be the preferred choice for parents and carers in the local community.

Candidates are welcome to attend an informal visit to the school on Wednesday 13 December at 9am. Please contact Louise Rolf, HR Administrator at HR@educationlearningtrust.com if you would like to attend.

For further details of this exciting opportunity, please see the job description and person specification.

What the school offers its staff

Education Learning Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, educating over 3500 pupils from age 2 to 16 in the Greater Manchester area. The Trust is proud of its inclusive ethos to Collaborate, Empower and Achieve and provides its employees with an inspiring and innovative place to work, with exceptional training and development opportunities.

As a Trust employee, you will receive excellent benefits, including a highly competitive salary, well-regarded pension scheme, excellent career development opportunities and support for your health and wellbeing, with our award-winning employee assistance programme.

Our vision at ELT is to create an exceptional learning journey for all, by providing:

  • exciting, innovative and challenging learning communities
  • school improvement strategies arising from evidenced based research and professional enquiry
  • opportunities for professional development and leadership
  • a celebration of the diversity and uniqueness of individual settings
  • Innovation in practice by recognising the value of learning partnerships, both locally and nationally

Further details about the role

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:


We are committed to fulfilling our Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief.

We expect the successful candidate to have the necessary standard of spoken English, as described under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty that requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English (or English or Welsh in Wales).

Commitment to safeguarding

ELT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices. This is in line with statutory guidance including Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002.
All offers of employment are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and vetting checks. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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About The Kingsway School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1332 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0161 428 6180

The Kingsway School is a large successful 11-16 comprehensive school, located in between the popular Cheadle and Gatley areas of Stockport.

Students from all backgrounds thrive at The Kingsway School. Our students are not only encouraged to develop their own skills and talents to the full, but also to learn the importance of contributing to the wider community. This is a high achieving school, with a sustained focus on learning and a curriculum designed to inspire and challenge.
Our students and staff are committed to our ethos of Opportunity, Achievement and Respect.

What makes our school special?

Our commitment to staff wellbeing with our collaborative Staff Wellbeing Charter.

The fully inclusive nature of our school community including our resourced based students (SEN) and students from minority ethnic backgrounds (EAL).

Our mantra for Engagement, Challenge and Progress in all lessons.

A well-established, traditional and academic curriculum that supports students in the next stage of their education and future career pathway.

Our promotion of SMSC and British values through the curriculum, extra-curricular and whole school activities.

Our commitment to careers advice and informing students on career pathways, evidenced by our IAG Gold Award.

Our passion for the promotion of STEM based subjects within the school curriculum, and extra-curricular offer, evidenced by the MOSI STEM Excellence Award.

Our student leadership team and the impact they have on improving their school, evidenced by our representation on the British Youth Parliament.

Our work with local, national and global charities including a sister school in Kolweny, Kenya, evidenced by our International School School status.

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