Christleton High School Students

Job vacancy: Assistant Headteacher

(Posted on 19/06/19)

Assistant Headteacher (Curriculum and Achievement)

Apply by: 8th July 2019

Job Start: 1st January 2020 or earlier if possible

Salary: L15 – L18*

Location: Chester

Interviews 15th and 16th July 2019

Contract Type: Full time, Permanent 

The Governors of Christleton High School are seeking to recruit, from January 2020, an inspirational Assistant Headteacher for our ‘outstanding’ school. 

Christleton High School, situated near Chester, is a high-achieving, successful 11-18 non-selective, co-educational Academy school, with 1350 students. However, we do not wish to rest on our laurels and it is very much our desire to build on these excellent foundations and to see Christleton become increasingly world class. Accordingly, the assistant headship position is full of opportunity and challenge. 

As a current senior or middle leader in a secondary school, you will be able to display the highest levels of energy and enthusiasm, as well as able to demonstrate significant whole-school impact in your current role, which has led to sustained and meaningful improvements. You will share our commitment to the education of young people and will have the drive and imagination to take our school to the next level. We are looking for a candidate who is outward looking for new ideas and a strong track record of curriculum development and the strategic use of data to improve teaching and learning and whole school quality assurance processes that have positively impacted on school outcomes. 

We warmly welcome and encourage informal visits by prospective candidates. Should you wish to arrange such a visit, you are invited to contact Mrs Wendy Edwards, PA to Headteacher, (

Shortlisting:                        Tuesday 9th July

Selection Process:            Monday 15th and possibly Tuesday 16th July 

Christleton High School is a great place to work.  Results and facilities are excellent, the students are polite and well-motivated and the school is situated in lovely surroundings.  We try to live by the maxim “Happy, Hardworking and Caring” and any candidate should be a role model of these three characteristics. 

*As part of ‘The Learning Trust’, we are committed to collaboration and sharing best practice with other schools in the Trust. For the right candidate there is also the possibility of an enhanced role working across the Trust for additional remuneration. See our application pack for further details. 

An application form and information pack can be downloaded from the vacancies section of our website: 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9.00am on Monday 8th July 2019

Christleton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure & Barring Service, which will require you to disclose all criminal convictions.

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