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The King's School - Deputy Headteacher

Mill Hill Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4JF

Salary                                                    Leadership 18-22 dependent on experience

Hours                                                    Full Time

Required                                             1st January 2019 (or earlier if possible)

Post Reference                                 P183

Do you have high expectations for all children and the belief that every child can achieve?

Have you a proven track record of success and transformation in more than one school?

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools: six primaries and two 11-16 schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader to join the leadership team at The King’s School from January 2019 (or sooner). 

The successful candidate will be an innovative leader with energy, drive and a proven track record of raising standards.  You will have an expert knowledge about the process of learning, the ability to make a difference, and the capability to drive high-quality learning and teaching to stretch and challenge all our learners to reach their potential.

You will be joining a Trust which is striving to move forward and embrace change.  The Trust has recently appointed James Franklin-Smith as Executive Director of Secondary Education to lead the support, challenge and improvement of the Trust’s secondary academies.

The Trustees are very supportive of the School and our ethos, whilst providing the necessary challenge to secure excellence.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post with Julian Appleyard OBE, CEO of the Trust, contact Lisa Dodgson Human Resources Manager on 01977 232146.

If you feel you have the ability and qualities required to fulfil this exciting role, further details are available as detailed below:






Completed application, declaration and teacher results forms should be returned either by post or by email to:

Lisa Dodgson, HR Manager, Pontefract Academies Trust, The Barracks Business Centre, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, WF8 4HH or by email no later than 9am Friday 20th July 2018.