Deputy Headteacher
  • Employer: Weaverham High School
  • Reference: SEC/21/171796
  • Published: Tue 09/11/2021, 13:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/11/2021, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Leadership 18
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Weaverham High School , Cheshire

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Deputy Headteacher

This post arises at a key time in the life of Weaverham High School following the retirement of a long standing Deputy Headteacher.  It provides the opportunity to join a dynamic, forward thinking senior leadership team who are determined to ensure all members of our school community thrive and surpass their potential. 

Weaverham High School is a remarkable place to work. We celebrate uniqueness and see individuals. We understand that our pupils have hopes and dreams, challenges and barriers and it our privilege to celebrate their worth and their potential. We want every child to enjoy their own journey of discovery, acquire a thirst for knowledge, creativity and imagination and develop a love for their learning. We want pupils to leave our school not just with qualifications showing their academic success, but also with the capacity to think clearly and deeply, a desire to act with integrity and to show kindness and empathy to others. We are also determined to ensure we develop their character and leadership experience to empower them to thrive. If these values resonate with you as a leader, we are keen to hear from you.

Over the last 3 years the staff body has worked towards achieving their collective vision for change. Our mission statement is clearly visible through our daily interaction with our wonderful pupils and their families. We are proud to be a truly comprehensive school. Our staff work tirelessly to ensure individual barriers are overcome and pupils are challenged and supported in equal measure. 

We nurture talent, ability and ambition with energy, creativity, determination, relentless kindness and high expectations.


We are also proud that just prior to the first lockdown, Ofsted visited our school and confirmed that we are a high achieving, good school. Our ambition is to be even better. We work towards that each and every day and our pace of change is swift, determined, supportive and unapologetically relentless.


We do not take our success for granted.  We are conscious that future improvement in the school can only be achieved through a transparent and honest approach to self-evaluation. This enables us to set ourselves clear priorities that we know will impact on the experiences of our pupils. We understand our strengths and use them well. We know our areas for improvement and track our progress robustly.  

Your appointment will play a key role in this forward journey of the school.  Although we will shape the precise role around your skills, we have some expectations of where you will fit.  You will be expected to lead a dynamic and effective team of Curriculum Leaders in our school, inspiring them and supporting them in all elements of Curriculum innovation and development, Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Intervention.

You will be directly line manage 2 Assistant Headteachers, a range of Curriculum Leaders in addition to key support staff linked to the broader Raising Standards team.

This appointment provides an opportunity to intervene across a range of areas and make a significant difference to the lives of many pupils.  It has the potential to change family outcomes and send children to university who never thought it possible.  It will require a high degree of energy, immense hard work and a relentless focus on improving learning in every classroom.  You will need to adopt an attitude that will not accept excuses and that will demand the highest from your colleagues and peers.  In this process you will be supported by a robust and effective Governing Body who will challenge and support as appropriate.  They are committed to seeing the school succeed and recognise that your contribution in this area will be critical to its future success.

I hope you are excited by the possibilities of this post (even if you find yourself a little daunted).  You will be joining a loyal team which works together effectively and shares the ambition and drive to see each of our pupils succeed.  If you would like to discuss this post please do not hesitate to contact me by email on

The post will begin Easter 2021.

Starting salary L18

I look forward to reading your application.

Clare Morgan

How to Apply

Please complete the school teaching application form that can be found on the school website 

The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 29th November 2021

Please note it is the practice of the governing body to take up references of all longlisted candidates.   If this presents a problem please make this clear in your application.

All shortlisted candidates will be expected to complete a DBS form as part of the interview process and will need to supply the appropriate documentation

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