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Deputy Headteacher - Alverton Community Primary School


Dear Deputy Headteacher Applicant,

Thank you very much for taking an interest in the position of Deputy Headteacher. I hope that you will find the information provided useful and that you will take the opportunity to apply for the post.

We are seeking to appoint a professional able to support the development of our school. The pupils, staff, parents, governors and our community are proud of Alverton where children are happy, well-behaved and enjoy learning.

In the changing educational environment, there will be many exciting challenges ahead. The school has the benefit of a highly committed, experienced, and loyal team of staff, supportive parents and governing body.

We would encourage you to come and visit in advance of your application. Such a visit is not part of the selection process, and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the outcome.

Thank you again for your interest.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Linsley


The Role, Important Dates & Documents

Deputy Headteacher
Alverton Community Primary School, Mount Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1RB
Start date: September 2021
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L5-L11
Contract term: Permanent

Currently rated as Good by Ofsted (September 2018), we are a two site school with both single and large, mixed year groups. Situated in the market town of Northallerton, we are a warm, happy place where children are engaging, friendly and proud of their school.

Always open to creating new partnerships and ambitious to develop, we have plans to become a Forest School and, in September, will open hubs for Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and Initial Teacher Training (ITT). We have a high percentage of Pupil Premium children and have a good reputation for supporting those with a range of Special Educational and Social and Emotional needs.

Working closely with the Headteacher, your main function will be to provide leadership. This will include improving teaching and learning standards, supporting performance management, promoting high expectations and engaging with parents and carers. Teaching two days per week, you will also, support pupil’s wellbeing, mentor students and NQTs and lead either a core subject or whole school improvement focus.

We have a highly committed, experienced, and loyal staff, strong relationships with parents and carers, and a supportive LA and governing body.

We feel this is an excellent opportunity where you will benefit from ongoing CPD.

If you share our ambition and can bring a diversity of experience and opinions aligned with our school values, we would very much encourage you to apply.

If you would like to arrange a visit our school (outside of normal hours) or would like an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please contact Steve Cooper at NYCC Resourcing Solutions, on 07976 653898.

Key dates

  • School visits: Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th April 2021.
  • Closing date: Midnight, Monday 3 May 2021
  • Shortlisting date: Thursday 6 May 2021
  • Assessment event: Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th May 2021

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. The information in Supporting Information 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 references.

Job Description
Person Specification