Gladstone Road Primary School

Dear Headteacher Applicant,

Welcome to our dedicated Headteacher recruitment webpage which aims to provide you with all the information about our school and current vacancy.  Thank you for taking the time to visit, we hope that the information we have provided encourages you to make an application to our warm and welcoming school.

Gladstone Road Primary School is situated in the resort town of Scarborough on England’s North East Coast and is the largest Primary School in the county, with a pupil roll of 777.  We are seeking to appoint a leader who will build on the school’s many strengths, with a clear plan for school improvement, regular engagement and consultation with parents and carers, instilling continuity and further developing our links with the community and partner organisations.

Our school is encountering a period of dynamic change and the Governors are seeking a new Headteacher who will embrace the opportunity to lead from the front, while empowering staff to deliver positive outcomes for all pupils, regardless of background or ability.  We are supported by a highly committed, experienced, and loyal team of staff, receptive parents, a strong governing body and local community that is proud of our School, where pupils are happy, well-behaved and enjoy learning.

We believe that Gladstone Road Primary School has capacity for further improvement and that this is an exciting time for an ambitious leader to make a real difference; increasing our pupil numbers, improving teaching outcomes and continuing our efforts to maintain a positive and robust standing in the local community.

We would encourage you to come and visit in advance of your application and see for yourself the enthusiasm that our pupils have for their education.  Such a visit is not part of the selection process, and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the final outcome.

If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email Rachel Wales, HR Advisor, who has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role ( For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Rachel on 01609 532597.

I hope you find the information provided useful and informative and that it will encourage you to apply.  On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in Gladstone Road Primary School.

Yours faithfully,

Jane Pepper
Chair of Governors

Key dates:

School visits: Thursday 27 & Friday 28 June

Closing date:  Midnight, Sunday 30 June

Shortlisting:  Tuesday 2 July

Interviews:  Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 July

How to apply:

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please call Rachel Wales who is supporting this recruitment process on behalf of Gladstone Road Primary School and can be contacted at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 532597.

We strongly recommend that you visit us so we can share with you why we are so proud of our school, allowing you the opportunity to see what we have to offer.  If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email Dates when we can accommodate visits are detailed above - if these are not possible for you please contact Rachel, as we may be able to offer alternatives.

Supporting Documents

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.

When completing your application, please provide two employment references.

Last updated: March 2019