Deputy Headteacher (with a career path to progress to Headteacher)

Status: Full Time, Monday to Friday
Salary: L19 - L22 starting salary (£73,508 to £79,110 per annum depending on experience) Progressing through up to L33
Location: Oakwood High 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 Oakwood High 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for teaching professionals who have the potential to become a Headteacher within 3 years. The post provides the opportunity for a suitable candidate to develop their practice in a supportive and progressive environment, in the first instance as a Deputy Headteacher, with the potential to move in to Head of School role in year two and Headteacher in year three.

It is essential that candidate’s evidence and share with us their educational ethos and personal characteristics that demonstrate their potential to lead the school and command the respect of the pupils and staff body.  You will be mentored by the existing Headteacher and Trust CEO.

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.

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 or arrange a visit before applying. To organise, please contact Faustina Challans 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)