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Deputy Headteacher


Contract type: Full Time, Permanent


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


Required from: September 2023


Salary:  Leadership L19-24 (£69,022 - £78,010)


Closing date : Wednesday 19th April 2023

Interviews expected to take place: Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April 2023


We will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

Due to the retirement of a long standing Deputy Headteacher, The Kingsway School is looking to appoint two exceptional leaders to contribute to the future development of the school. The successful candidate(s) will have strategic responsibility and the opportunity to play a pivotal role at an exciting time in the school’s history. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader looking to be able to make impact and lasting change on the lives of the young people the school serves. Precise roles for the Deputy Headteacher will be determined according to the skills and experience of the successful candidates in consultation with the Headteacher.

The Kingsway School is a member of Education Learning Trust, consisting of three primary and two secondary schools in the North West.

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.

If you would like to learn more, we warmly invite you to visit our school, so that you can experience our school in person. If you would like to arrange a time to do so, or if you would value an informal discussion about the role with the Headteacher, please contact Jude Bennett, PA to the Headteacher via email at or call the school on 0161 428 7706 and Jude will arrange this for you.

Candidates should apply by completing the ELT application form, CVs alone cannot be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

Application forms can be downloaded from the ELT website or requested by email from

The ELT website can be found at

As well as the completed and signed application form, we would request that in support of your application, you provide a covering letter indicating how you meet the requirements of a Deputy Headteacher at The Kingsway School. Please return your applications by Midday, Wednesday 19th April 2023 to the school address for the attention of Jill Jones, HR and Compliance Manager or via e-mail to


Education Learning Trust is 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.

Education Learning Trust is committed to fulfilling their Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and therefore expects all employees 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.

All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, social media check and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

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:

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