Deputy Headteacher at Winterhill School

Status: Full time
Salary: Inspire Leadership scale L19 – L22 (£73,508-£79,110 per annum depending on experience)
Location: Winterhill School
Closing date: 11th March 2024, 12:00pm

Inspire Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which also includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School, Thomas Rotherham College and Winterhill School.

The post is based at Winterhill School, rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. We are seeking applications from current Deputy Headteachers/Vice Principals who are looking to advance to the next stage in their career.

Winterhill School is looking to appoint a highly motivated existing senior leader who:
• Displays a clear vision for raising standards, plans strategically and achieves results;
• Understands the national educational landscape and the concepts of systems leadership;
• Can work collaboratively within a strong team and independently on areas of assigned responsibility across the broad leadership spectrum;
• Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, organisation and communication skills.

We offer a positive working environment, we care about our learners, and we care about our staff, all of whom know and appreciate that.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contributing to this culture and developing it further.

As a Trust we are truly community based and committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our work. These values are the development of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, resilience, reflection, risk taking and relationships.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 11th March 2024 at 12noon.  Interviews will be held during the week commencing 25th March.

Applicants are required to apply via our online application form which is available by clicking ‘Apply here’ below.

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

We would welcome any prospective candidates to speak to the Headteacher/Head of School or arrange a visit before applying, to organise please contact Julie Parkin at

Inspire Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its workplaces.

We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Our safer recruitment processes include online searches which will be done as part of due diligence checks ahead of interview. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, right to work in the UK, an Enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

All candidates are expected to read the Trust’s Safeguarding Policy accessible via our website:

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)