Headteacher - Cayton School

Welcome

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to our dedicated Headteacher recruitment campaign site, which aims to provide you with all the information about Cayton School and the current vacancy.

There is something very special about Cayton School and we are incredibly proud of our school’s warm and welcoming family atmosphere where we place great emphasis on working in partnership with parents/carers, children, governors, and our communities. We aim to achieve our vision by providing high quality education in a safe and caring environment, where children can enjoy their learning and social experiences. This allows them to achieve their full potential and develop as well behaved, polite, happy and confident individuals.

Situated on the outskirts of the beautiful seaside resort of Scarborough, on the East Coast of Yorkshire, the school has close contacts with the local communities and benefits from support from the Parish Council and North Yorkshire County Council.

We believe that Cayton has the capacity for further improvement and that this is an exciting time for an ambitious leader to make a real difference; enhancing teaching and learning, to enrich the personal development of children and ensure all children, staff and governors promote our vision.

It is important to all at Cayton that our new Headteacher has a friendly, outgoing personality with a positive outlook and respect for difference.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Julie Crichton on 07581143421 or email julie.crichton@northyorks.gov.uk. Julie has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer school visits. We would therefore encourage applicants to look at a short film of life at Cayton School - https://youtu.be/Wqq2_3AY69w  and our twitter page to get a feel for our school.

On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in Cayton School and look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully,

Carol Tindall

Chair of Governors

 

The Role

Cayton School, North Yorkshire

Post:  Headteacher

Number on Roll: 200

Commencing:  September 2021

Contract Type:  Full Time 

Salary:  L12 – L18 (Relocation package of up to £8,000 available)

Contract Term:  Permanent

Cayton is a happy, caring and supportive school, it has been for many years, it is an important strength of the school and we are looking for a new Headteacher to develop on this. We deliver the highest educational standards enabling children and adults to grow, learn and work together in a caring atmosphere where laughter, respect, trust and harmony are highly valued.

The school has a warm and welcoming family atmosphere where we place a great emphasis on working in partnership with parents/carers, children, governors and the communities that we serve. Cayton is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful seaside resort of Scarborough, on the East Coast of Yorkshire. The school has close contacts with the local communities and benefits from support from the parish council and North Yorkshire County Council.

Our Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for a leader to lead, shape and further develop our wonderful school. You will be working alongside a committed team of staff and a Governing Body that is ambitious and has high aspirations for all children and staff. You will need to adopt a ‘Whole School’ approach when setting out your plans for the school and have the aspiration, resilience and the ability to build positive and trusting relationships and build on a culture of learning and ambition that will see our children develop, grow and contribute an active part in today’s society.

The Governors are looking for a Headteacher with a passion for promoting excellence in teaching and learning and a strong focus on children achievement and development as well as the ability to deliver positive outcomes for all children, regardless of background or ability.

While we have many strengths (Ofsted and encouraging outcomes for example), we know that we need to continue to build a love of reading across school, maintain and build on the quality of teaching and our expectations on what our children are capable of and further develop our senior leaders to ensure subject leaders have the skills and knowledge they need to influence the quality of education in their subject area.

About You

  • An excellent communicator and team builder
  • Proven ability to manage change
  • Able to form professional relationships
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to maximise pupil numbers
  • Friendly and outgoing

You may be looking at this opportunity as either your next Headship or your first. Regardless of where you are in your leadership career, we will ensure you have the access to the cohesive support provided by the Local Authority, Governors and the DFE North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area (OA) as you thrive and succeed as our new Headteacher.

We can offer you:

  • A happy, caring and supportive school, with delightful children who respect each other and have a thirst for learning.
  • A culture which allows all staff to thrive and develop.
  • An opportunity to see the huge potential that exists and the time to make Cayton School a beacon of excellence in primary education.
  • Support from the Local Authority, Governing Body and a staff team who are experienced, committed and passionate about our school.
  • A Governing Body committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues and including the wellbeing of all staff members.
  • An ambitious curriculum which aims to give every child a love for learning and enriching opportunities.
  • A recent inspection has taken place under the new inspection framework and that there are opportunities for the new Headteacher to develop reading and curriculum leadership.
  • Relocation assistance and competitive remuneration package through the OA

If you feel ready to be our next Headteacher and you can bring your commitment, energy and passion to deliver our vision for the children, staff and communities we serve, we would love to hear from you! Please apply below.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Julie Crichton on 07581143421 or email julie.crichton@northyorks.gov.uk. Julie has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.

Key dates:

  • Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 7th February
  • Shortlisting: Thursday 11th February
  • Interviews: Tuesday the 2nd and Wednesday the  3rd of March

Supporting Documents

Person Specification

Job Description

Video for the school

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Information

The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

References

When completing your application, please provide two employment references.

Safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to undertaking an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.