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Headteacher - Boyle & Petyt Primary School 

Dear Headteacher Applicant

Thank you very much for taking an interest in the position of Headteacher at Boyle & Petyt Primary School. I hope that you find the information provided a useful introduction to our school and that you will take the opportunity to apply for the post.

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 children are happy, well-behaved and enjoy learning.

A successful, friendly, village school located in a rural setting and serving a number of small villages in the north of North Yorkshire, we are located about 6 miles east of the market town of Skipton.

We wish to appoint a Headteacher who will be a committed member of the team and central to the task of continuing to take our school forward. 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 coupled with a committed, supportive Governing Body and parents/carers.

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

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

On behalf of the Governing Body, thank you again for your interest in Boyle & Petyt Primary School.

Yours faithfully,

John Sykes
Chair of Governors

The Boyle and Petyt Primary School, Beamsley, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6HE
Start date: September 2021
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L9 – L15 - Assistance with relocation is available where appropriate
Contract term: Permanent

Rated as Good by Ofsted we are a successful, friendly, rural Primary School (NOR 67) and Nursery (NOR 9). Located just off the main A59 on the Bolton Abbey Estate, we are approximately six miles east of the attractive market town of Skipton.

We believe our school is a unique, small and secure place, which inspires a love of learning through the environment, and a passion to aim high. Through inspirational teaching, we develop confident, resilient and creative learners who flourish and feel special. Known in our community for being well behaved, respectful and polite, all our KS1 and KS2 children achieve expected levels or above.

Though small, we have excellent facilities including a developing Forest School on our doorstep, large playground and field, breakfast and numerous after school clubs all set within an exceptional surrounding environment.

We are seeking to appoint a committed and experienced professional to further shape our improvement plan. The successful candidate will continue to raise standards whilst ensuring our vibrant and happy environment is maintained.

Able to effectively motivate inspire and influence children, staff and stakeholders, you will assume responsibility for all aspects of school life. This will include directing the school’s strategic planning, leading the development of the curriculum and delivering an outstanding provision which meets the needs of all our children. You will also have a 0.5 teaching commitment. It’s important that you have the flexibility to teach across all year groups.

To succeed, you must be a proven leader and manager with outstanding teaching skills and the ability to develop our small, dedicated team while maximising achievement. An excellent communicator, you should have a good knowledge of remote and blended learning and possess the networking skills needed to maintain and develop future partnerships. In addition, you will also need proven assessment, evaluation, data analysis and reporting skills and be able to balance your teaching and leadership responsibilities effectively. A good understanding of the needs and requirements of a small, rural school together with a good grasp of financial management would be a distinct advantage.

In return, you will have support from a dedicated Governing Body and staff, the Local Authority, the Upper Wharfedale Cluster and Craven Area Schools Teaching Alliance, which provides us with student teacher placements, NQT, and RQT training, general training, moderation opportunities, networking and collaboration opportunities.

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

Key Dates
Closing date for applications: Monday 3 May 2021
Shortlisting: Friday 7 May 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 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.

Key Documents
Job Description
Person Specification