Deputy Headteacher x 2

Kingsway Park High School, Turf Hill Road, Rochdale, OL16 4XA

Part of Altus Education Partnership, Rochdale, Greater Manchester



Start date: Ideally January 2023 or in discussion with the appointed candidate

Salary: Highly competitive and negotiable dependent on experience

We would like to extend a warm welcome to you in applying for the post of Deputy Headteacher at Kingsway Park High School.

The school has recently undergone a period of transition and change in its Senior Leader Team resulting in the appointment of a new Headteacher and providing the opportunity for the appointment of the role of Deputy Headteacher.

The school is currently one of three institutions in the Altus Education Trust alongside Edgar Wood Academy that opened as a brand new 11-16 academy in September 2021, and Rochdale Sixth Form College (TES 6th form college of the year 2021). The school and Trust have a very strong educational reputation in the local community and are in a financially robust position. The trust works as a partnership of equals where all academies are distinctive institutions working together for the benefit of all students, within which Headteachers and local academy councils have delegated authority and associated autonomy.

The Trust expects to expand further in the next few years and there will be important opportunities for the new Deputy Headteacher to play a key role in that, working with academies in the primary and secondary phases to improve the quality of education across the borough.

Kingsway Park is proud to be a vibrant, inclusive and diverse comprehensive school. We provide an individualised curriculum offer for all students regardless of their starting point, gender, ethnicity, faith or need. We seek to nurture and develop the whole child not just ensuring each students academic potential but also preparing them as a modern citizen who can flourish in society and give back to their local community. We seek to remove those barriers of inequity that prevent equality of opportunity so that all students can aspire and be inspired to realise their dreams. This school has soul and a true “family feel”.

The staff here work relentlessly in the pursuit of excellence for this community and the students we serve.

Our challenge is to continue to develop the school's culture and unique offer while improving aspirations, learning and achievement. This is not something that is possible for any one individual but requires a team of passionate, dedicated and committed staff, supported by a strong and principled senior leadership team. It is only through this collective responsibility and partnership working that we can achieve a world-class learning experience for all.

If you are excited by what you have read and feel that you can support in elevating Kingsway during its next stage of its journey, we look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date – Wednesday 19th October 2022 at 9.00am

Interviews – Thursday 20th October 2022

Simon Ward
Headteacher ( January 2023)


The trust and the school are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

In accordance with the recommendations set out in KCSIE the Trust carries out online searches on shortlisted candidates.


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Kingsway Park High School

Turf Hill Road
OL16 4XA