Headteacher vacancy at Central Trust

Salary: £81,942.00 - £90,379.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Recruitment Team
Location: Carleton High School
Closing Date: 11/02/2022 10:00
Email: recruitment@patrust.org.uk

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: LeadershipTeacher
Interview Date: -
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 52.00
Department: Senior Leadership Team
Pay Grade: Leadership L28 - L32

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0064

Start date: September 2022

Salary: Leadership 28 – 32 (£81,942 - £90,379 per annum dependent on experience)


Do you have the drive, passion, and ambition to lead the staff and pupils at Carleton High School?


Due to the internal promotion within the Trust of the current post holder, Pontefract Academies Trust seeks to appoint a talented senior leader who can lead the school on the next phase of its improvement journey. You will be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people with the natural ability to inspire and motivate both pupils and peers.


About the School


Carleton High School is an 11-16 school, part of Pontefract Academies Trust. In recent years, the school has enjoyed a significant improvement journey, being rated good by Ofsted in 2019. In 2020 the school was recognised as the most improved school in the North of England according to the Fairer Secondary Schools Index published by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership. The school is now well-positioned to kick on to the next level, and the right person will build on the strong foundations in place. The school was named in the Department for Education rebuilding programme with work due to commence later this year.


 The successful candidate will:


  • Have the desire and ability to achieve aspirational targets for high standards of progress, attainment, and behaviour across the school.
  • Have a good understanding of what makes an exceptional school and the skills, character, and resilience to develop this.
  • Be a first-class teacher – as the leader of teaching and learning, we are looking for someone who knows what great learning looks like in the classroom and knows how to achieve it so that pupils of all abilities know and remember more.
  • Be fully in tune and excited with the direction of the Trust, with a recognition that formally aligned systems, approaches and practices across our schools will drive standards for the young people of Pontefract.
  • Be strategic-minded and decisive with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills to engage a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.


Your professional development will be a crucial priority, and you will have the support of a network of highly skilled and experienced senior leaders. Our headteachers across primary and secondary work collaboratively and understand the importance of developing an all-through education from the early years to the end of key stage four. 


The headteacher post is a fantastic opportunity to join a locality-based Trust moving forwards at a pace.


For a conversation about the role, prospective candidates are advised to contact Julian Appleyard OBE, the CEO of the Trust. Please email Philippa Dykes, PA to the CEO at pdykes@patrust.org.uk or 01977 232146 to arrange this.

Completed application forms, including a covering letter that fully addresses the competencies outlined in the role description and person specification, should be submitted online via Face-Ed before the closing date of Friday 11th February 2022. Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 14th February 2022; however, this is subject to change.


 We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to safeguarding 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

File Name Description
PAT-Carleton Headteacher Application Pack v2.pdf Headteacher Applicant Pack
S_Headteacher JD & PS (2021_09_16 V1).pdf Headteacher Job Description & Person Specification
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working for Us Booklet

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
Qualified Teacher Status Pass
Evidence of ongoing CPD