Deputy Headteacher

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
22/04/2024 12:00
£63,430 - £69,970 per annum
Hours per week:
Full time as in accordance with the Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document
Job Category:
Schools - Leadership
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Gosforth Central Middle School, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE3 1UN
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
22 Apr
Further Information
This is a Foundation School which is part of a Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the School.

Gosforth Central Middle School
Great North Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
Tel: 0191 285 1793
Email: recruitment@gosforthcent.newcastle.sch.uk

This is a re-advertised post, previous applicants need not apply.

As of September 2024, we have a rare leadership opportunity; Gosforth Central Middle School is seeking to appoint a highly effective senior leader to join us as Deputy Headteacher. The successful candidate will play a huge part in accelerating the development of the school on our journey to excellent educational and pastoral provision.

Our successful candidate will be a talented, inspiring and highly motivated leader. Personal qualities such as passion, commitment and a can-do attitude is incumbent to the role. Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate to a range of stakeholders are essential. We are looking for an experienced professional who can demonstrate impact of strategic leadership, excellent management and a proven track record of success in raising standards. The post will require strategic leadership in the areas of assessment and data analysis.

This is an exciting time to join our leadership team with our expansion from four form to five form entry completed and the opening of our new Year 5 block in September 2024.This post provides a rare career opportunity to be part of our forward-thinking learning community and to play a critical role in the next phase of the school’s development.

You will be joining a supportive, collaborative, and passionate School Team who are committed to developing reflective young people who are on the journey of making sense of the complex world around them.
  • Our pupils are the motivation for all that we do at GCMS. We embed high aspirations and a growth mindset in all pupils.
  • We embed our GRIT values in all we do.
  • We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning, and we offer ongoing professional development opportunities, enhanced PPA time, and a supportive and inclusive school community.
  • Our truly broad and balanced curriculum is supported by excellent facilities, including a drama studio, sports hall, music room and science labs.
  • We believe in equipping our pupils for the future and provide each child with a Chromebook to support their learning both at school and at home. 
  • Pupil and staff wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us: Place to Be provides our wellbeing support, ensuring a whole school approach 
If the above resonates with you and you are a motivated and creative leader who is committed a child centred approach to education, we welcome your application.
Visiting our school is essential. Candidates can arrange a visit to the school by contacting recruitment@gosforthcent.newcastle.sch.uk .

For any questions or to discuss the post further, please contact Deeanne Smith (Headteacher) on 0191 2851793 or recruitment@gosforthcent.newcastle.sch.uk.
Application packs are also available:
  • from our school website https://www.gosforthcent.newcastle.sch.uk/vacancies, or 
  • by sending a stamped addressed envelope to:The School Business Manager, Gosforth Central Middle School, Great North Road, Gosforth, NE3 1UN.
Please note that we do not accept CV applications, all applicants must apply using the standard application form and safer recruitment form.
The deadline for these posts is 12:00pm on Monday 22nd April 2024.
We will notify you by Wednesday 24th April 2024 if your application progresses to the next stage.  If successful, you will invited for a two-day interview process on week commencing 29th April 2024.

This school is strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from DBS and a range of other recruitment checks.
As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
As part of the shortlisting process, we may be carrying out an online search as part of our due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we may want to explore with the applicant at interview.