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Headteacher - Newby and Scalby Primary School

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Welcome, and thank you for your interest in our Headteacher opportunity

Dear Applicant,

Allow me to extend a warm welcome from all Governors, staff and children of Newby & Scalby Primary School and the Coast and Vale Learning Trust. I am delighted you have shown interest in joining us and I look forward to sharing with you what makes our school a very special place to work.

The vacancy has arisen as a result of the previous Headteacher becoming the Primary Executive Lead of the Coast and Vale Learning Trust and we are seeking to employ someone who can further develop outcomes within the school whilst enabling staff and students to thrive.

Our children are delightful, happy, confident and energetic.  They are passionate about their learning, be it in the classroom or through other areas of our curriculum such as outdoor experiences and work related to their personal, social and health education.

Over many years we have built a learning community that puts the whole child and their development, along with harnessing the skills of our staff, at our very heart.  You will be joining a school with low staff turnover and high staff retention and as Headteacher it will be your job to make sure that colleagues continue to be supported and challenged to be lifelong learners. 

Staff tell us that working at Newby & Scalby is incredibly rewarding.  We have a well-deserved reputation across the area for placing huge importance on developing talent – and in many ways our ‘research school’ ethos has resulted in many staff developing their own, bespoke CPD package in addition to the school led offer.  We hope that the successful candidate will get an incredible buzz from seeing our children reach their full potential as a result of our focus on staff training and development.

This is an exciting time to join us.  As the founding primary member of the Coast and Vale Learning Trust (along with Scalby School) our team are working in partnership with our sister school Friarage Community Primary School to share, learn and create a primary hub our area can be proud of.  Through our Trust we are able to access the support and resources from our Teaching School, which means as a staff member you have a wide range of colleagues, tools and resources to help you develop not just in our school, but beyond.

I hope that you will take the time to come and experience for yourself the warm and welcoming atmosphere which makes our vision a reality.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Helen Poole on 07890055186 or email Helen has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.

Visits to the Schools are invited; please contact Jane Price on to make arrangements.

On behalf of the governing body, Good luck with your application.  I look forward to reading it.

Louise Scott,

Chair of Governors

Learn more about our Headteacher opportunity

Newby and Scalby Primary School, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Post: Headteacher
Number on Roll: 420
Commencing: January 2023
Salary: L19 – L23 (Relocation package of up to £8,000 available)
Contract Term: Permanent

Newby & Scalby is a friendly, welcoming, child-centred primary school, which is in the beautiful seaside resort of Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast. The school works closely with their community and their core values are demonstrated on a daily basis.

Newby and Scalby is a founding primary member of the Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough. We provide a safe and purposeful environment, within which each pupil is valued and motivated to strive for excellence. Fostering an enjoyment of learning and developing skills for life through a varied and balanced curriculum is a priority. The school has a very good track record in encouraging and developing successful leadership at all levels.

Our Opportunity 

This is a rewarding Headship; you will be able to lead our coastal school on the next stage of our journey and by incorporating a clear vision for the future development of our school, plan what that journey might look like.

It is an exciting opportunity for the new Headteacher who, as a dynamic, innovative, and experienced professional, will lead the school to become outstanding and to fully meet the needs of the community it serves in an ever-changing educational landscape. Your remit will be to raise standards by developing the school, with an ability to effect change at pace and to work collaboratively with colleagues, in the school, across the school, and with the wider community.

About You

To be successful, you must be able to demonstrate a proven record of accomplishment of working with children, have recent school leadership experience and be committed to providing the children with a high-quality education.

You will: 

  • Be a committed leader with excellent interpersonal skills who can motivate and manage all stakeholders, effectively shaping and delivering the strategic plan.
  • Demonstrate superb leadership skills with ability to challenge robustly and constructively.
  • Be someone who recognises the importance of maintaining the school’s existing values while instilling their own leadership and identity.
  • Be an outstanding teaching practitioner able to set and achieve ambitious goals and continually seek to raise standards and promote our vision, values and aims in a way that is relevant and inspiring to all.
  • Be able to provide excellent and robust staff management.
  • Consider and shape how we can adapt our practices innovatively to promote and enhance the wellbeing of our staff team.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of young people, social, physical and emotional alongside educational needs, and ensure that the school provides a rounded provision to nurture them.
  • Have progressive IT skills and a deep understanding of the significance and importance of consistent data monitoring.
  • Show practical knowledge and experience in raising standards.
  • Be a strategic thinker able to plan long, medium and short term.
  • Be able to review our financial resources and look at how we invest in our school.
  • Have a continuing drive to reflect, learn and strive for positive development, for themselves, their staff team, the children and our school as a whole.
  • Be someone who is capable of and confident in making difficult decisions and asking challenging questions in order to seek the best possible outcome for our school as a whole.

We can offer you:

  • A happy, caring and supportive school, with well-behaved children who respect each other and have a passion for learning.
  • The opportunity to work in partnership with parents, the Trust, governors, local community and our dedicated staff.
  • An excellent school location in a beautiful coastal area.
  • A Local Governing Body that is committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues including the wellbeing of all staff members. They are experienced, committed and passionate about our school and wish to ensure our children reach their full potential.
  • An ambitious curriculum, which aims to give every child a love for learning and enriching opportunities.
  • An opportunity to further develop staff who deliver a high quality of teaching that increases knowledge and understanding and fosters an enjoyment of learning.
  • Relocation assistance and competitive remuneration package through the Opportunity Area (OA).

If you feel ready to be our next Headteacher and you can bring your experience, enthusiasm, drive, commitment, and energy to deliver our vision for our wonderful children and motivated staff, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Helen Poole on 07890055186 or email Helen has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.

Key dates:

School Visits (from Monday 4th July - Thursday 21st July and Thursday 8th – Friday 9th September): School visits are invited, to arrange a visit by appointment only please contact Jane Price on

Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 4th September 2022

Shortlisting:  Thursday 8th September 2022

Interviews: Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st September 2022

Supporting Documents:

The trust application form

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 (see campaign site). This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.


When completing your application, please provide two employment referees, one of which must be your most recent employer.


We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people we work with and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including an enhanced DBS check. We have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief.  We want to recruit the right people for the Trust, from the widest possible backgrounds, to make the most of each individual’s different knowledge and experience.

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