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Assistant Headteacher


Contract type: Permanent Full Time


Location: The Kingsway School, Foxland Road, Gatley, Cheadle Cheshire, SK8 4QX


Required from: September 2023


Salary:  L13-L16


Closing date : 9am Friday 19th May 2023

Interview date : Tuesday 23rd May 2023


We invite applications to join our Senior Leadership Team at The Kingsway School, with specific responsibilities continuing to develop the curriculum.  This is an exciting opportunity to develop yourself as a leader, and lead significant aspects of our quality of education at the school. 


The school is a member of Education Learning Trust - a local MAT incorporating two secondary schools and three primary schools.  The MAT is extremely supportive of our school and its journey, and provides significant capacity to improve and develop its leaders.


The leadership team consists of the headteacher, three deputy headteachers, four assistant headteachers including this position), a SENCO and the school operations manager. 


Education Learning Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, educating over 3500 pupils from age 2 to 16 in the Greater Manchester area.  We are very proud of our inclusive ethos to Collaborate, Empower and Achieve and provide over 450 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


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect 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.

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).


For further information, Job Description and Application Form please visit the Vacancies Section on our website at

Should you wish to discuss this role further, you can do so by booking a call with the headteacher via her PA (Jude Bennett) via the following email address:  Alternatively, you can contact us on this email address to arrange a visit to our school.  We are entirely open and transparent - we want the right person for our school.


Candidates should apply by completing the ELT application form and associated documents, and should include with their application a 2-page Arial pt 11 A4 typed letter of application which details their suitability for this position relative to the person specification. CVs alone will not be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).


Please return applications to


The closing date for applications for this position is 9am Friday 19th May 2023. 


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Tuesday 23rd May 2023.

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