Church of England Primary School





Dear Applicant,

Thank you very much for taking an interest in the position of Headteacher at Hampsthwaite Church of England Primary School. We hope that you will find the information provided to be a useful introduction to our school and look forward to receiving your formal application.

Hampsthwaite Primary is a thriving and successful Church of England school with a 150 pupils, including nursery, on roll. Situated 5 miles from Harrogate on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, we are very much at the heart of the Hampsthwaite village community. Our school is part of Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust; a multi-academy trust established in March 2014, currently comprising 8 schools (1 secondary and 7 primary) based in and around Harrogate. The Trust includes both Church of England and community schools.

Our governors are seeking to appoint a leader who will build on the school’s many strengths. The pupils, staff, parents, governors and our community are proud of our school, where the children thrive in a vibrant, and happy school. Rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and SIAMS, we are a family focused school with a Christian ethos and have an exceptional track record of success, delivering positive outcomes for all pupils regardless of background or ability.

We wish to appoint an inspirational and innovative Headteacher who will nurture, guide and motivate the children and staff to reach their full potential. There will be many exciting challenges ahead and we are seeking a passionate academic leader who understands and can demonstrate outstanding teaching, together with the vision and drive to lead the school forward, together with the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders. On this journey you will be supported by loyal and experienced staff, excellent relationships with parents/carers, strong links with the Church and a dedicated governing body.

The successful candidate will possess strong strategic leadership and team development skills, ambition, drive and purpose to make a difference.

We would welcome you to come and visit in advance of your application and see for yourself the enthusiasm that our pupils have for their education and teaching staff have for their welfare and development. Such a visit is not a requirement 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 at North Yorkshire County Council, who has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role (rachel.wales@northyorks.gov.uk). For an informal conversation about the role please call Rachel on 01609 532597.

We would like to thank you again for your interest in the post. If you are a leader excited by these opportunities, we look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully,

Anna Ashford
Chair of Governors

How to Apply

To apply, click on 'APPLY NOW >>' below which will take you to the NYCC website. You should complete and submit the application form available on this site. Please note your application must be made on the supplied form. CVs will not be accepted and should not be submitted with your application.

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 2 employment references. A faith reference is not required.

Key Dates

School Visits: 13.30-14.30 on 2nd & 9th May 2019, by arrangement with Rachel Wales
Application closing date:  Sunday, 12th May 2019 (Midnight)
Shortlisting: Wednesday, 15th May 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 22nd, & Thursday 23rd May 2019

Hampsthwaite Church of England Primary School