Deputy Headteacher (Internal) vacancy at The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant and Nursery School

Salary: £52,723.00 - £58,135.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Mrs Bamforth
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 16/12/2021 10:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: LeadershipTeacher
Interview Date: 10/01/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 52.14
Department: Senior Leadership Team
Pay Grade: L10 - L14

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0033

Please note this vacancy is internal only

The Rookeries Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Pontefract is an inclusive and forward thinking 3-11, one and a half form entry school. The school converted to academy status in 2013 when it joined Pontefract Academies Trust. The Headteacher took up post in September 2020. The school is now seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher, in a newly created role, to work alongside senior leaders to drive improvements so that every pupil is provided with the necessary skills for life and high-quality learning experiences that are both challenging and rewarding.


The school has many strengths including a committed staff team who work together to promote a caring, friendly and safe community within a stimulating and secure environment to develop those spiritual, moral, cultural and social values that are so important to the children’s future.


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools; six primary schools and two 11-16 secondary schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. It is a thriving trust which has been on a sustained journey of improvement in recent years and is ambitious to improve further, having a positive impact on more lives. Alongside trust wide priorities, there is a recognition that each school is individual, with different priorities, and needs to respond to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. However, being part of a Multi Academy Trust means each school can benefit from shared resources and systems that allow collaboration for the benefit of the children and young people.


Your professional development will also be a key priority and you will have the support of a network of highly skilled and experienced senior leaders. Alongside this will be the opportunities that will inevitably present themselves from being a successful leader within a developing trust.


If you are an outstanding classroom practitioner with a successful track record of leadership at a whole school level this is an excellent opportunity to join a school with huge potential for improvement and to be part of a thriving and supportive trust. The ethos of the school and the Trust is simple – to ensure every pupil makes outstanding progress and are given the chance in life they deserve. The new Deputy Headteacher must share that commitment and be passionate about making a difference to pupil’s lives by providing the highest quality of education. You must be achievement focussed and whilst displaying compassion, you will work with colleagues to identify innovative ways to continually improve performance along with school leaders to ensure successful outcomes are reached. Your positive, can-do spirit will engage and inspire pupils, staff and parents/carers. Above all else, you must like children and young people, and aspire to make them outstanding citizens.

Completed application forms should be submitted online via Face-Ed before the closing date of Thursday 16th December 2021 at 10:00am.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form.

File Attachments

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P_Deputy Headteacher JD & PS (2021_09_15 V1).pdf Primary Deputy Headteacher Job Description & Person Specification

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
Degree in a relevant subject Pass
Qualified Teacher Status Pass


Qualified to teach and work in the UK
Educated to degree level/PGCE or equivalent qualifications
Experience of prior successful leadership at a middle or senior level
Experience of having work successfully in at least one school in an urban setting, teaching students from backgrounds of socio-economic disadvantage
Experience of having led, or significantly contributed to, the success of a school through its leadership, ethos, teaching and learning and results
Experience of having improved and sustained an effective behaviour management policy