Headteacher - Brompton & Sawdon Community Primary School 

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to Brompton & Sawdon Community Primary School.

On behalf of the governing body, thank you for your interest in the position of Headteacher.

We are a small, rural school currently with 67 pupils on roll and have a mission to deliver primary education of the highest standard in a caring environment and on a highly individual basis. We aim to provide a happy, stimulating environment where every child will have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The size and structure of the school enables the children to value and support each other, leading to the development of a supportive, cohesive community.

We are looking for a candidate, who is passionate about education and committed to improving standards across the school. You would be supported by a positive governing body that welcomes change, providing you with the scope to shape and influence our future.

Given the complexity of the emerging education landscape, we’re exploring the opportunities this presents for the school to further improve and grow. With the support of the governing body, you would be driving this agenda and leading the school through the changes which arise.

We’d like to think that this is a unique opportunity for you to lead our school, developing its potential and building on our strengths, successes and achievements.

As you will understand, given the current situation with Covid – 19, it may not be possible to visit our school in advance of your application and it is highly likely that the assessment event will take place remotely. However, for an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please call Steve Cooper on 07976 653898. Steve has been engaged by the governors to support this recruitment process.

I should like to thank you again for your interest in this post. If you are a leader ready to meet these challenges, I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully,

Bill Ford

Chair of Governors

The Role

Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School

Number on Roll: 67

Post: Headteacher

Commencing:  April, 2021

Salary:  L6-L12  £47,735 - £55,338

Lead, Shape, Influence

Currently rated as Requires Improvement by Ofsted, Brompton & Sawdon School represents an excellent opportunity for a headteacher to Lead, Shape and Influence our future by building on the improvements already put in place.

Brompton-by-Sawdon Parish lies on the northern edge of the Vale of Pickering. It comprises the two villages of Brompton-by-Sawdon (the larger) and Sawdon, together with surrounding farm land.

Our mission is to deliver primary education of the highest standard in a caring environment and on a highly individual basis. We aim to provide a happy, stimulating environment where every child will have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The size and structure of the school enables the children to value and support each other, leading to the development of a supportive, cohesive community.

The school has strong and positive relationships with parents and a largely changed governing body which is supportive, hands on and plays an active role in the school’s development.

We are seeking to appoint a committed and experienced professional with a remit to further shape our improvement plan while continuing to raise standards.

Able to effectively motivate inspire and influence pupils, 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 young people.

To succeed, you must be a proven leader and manager with a good understanding of the needs and demands of a small rural school. An excellent communicator, your ability to develop a small team, maximise pupil numbers and manage positive change will be key to your success.

In return, we can offer you strong support, the freedom to shape the future of the school and the opportunity for your continued professional development.

As you will understand, given the current situation with Covid – 19, it may not be possible to visit our school in advance of your application and it is highly likely that the assessment event will take place remotely. However, for an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please call Steve Cooper (07976 653898). The governors have engaged Steve to support this recruitment process.

When applying please take into account the following:

  • References
  • When completing your application, please provide 2 employment references.
  • Supporting Documentation

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.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight, Tuesday 27 October 2020

Shortlisting: Monday 2 November 2020

Assessment event: Monday 16 & Tuesday 17 November 2020

The assessment event will take place remotely

Job Description

Person Specification