Headteacher - Clifton Green Primary School 

 

Dear Candidate,

Thank you for visiting our dedicated Headteacher recruitment website.

Clifton Green Primary School is, above all else, a school at the beating heart of its community. We serve a truly mixed catchment area and thrive on the vibrant mixture of support and challenge that we are able to offer our children and families.

We are, to borrow the phrase, “on a journey”. We have been graded a Good school and currently have a Requires Improvement grading but might have placed ourselves in the new model as having many good features and potentially able to secure a Good grading in the very near future. As it has for many, COVID has changed things, yet it has also underpinned exactly why we are on the cusp of that level of external approval.

The vacancy has arisen following the departure of our Headteacher who was in that position for 9 years. Since September 2019, we have been working with our Acting Headteacher, Miss N Jones. There has been significant turnover amongst the Governing Body during the same time but with a strong body still in place. These changes set the scene for an appointment which will take Clifton Green forward to secure Good and better whilst maintaining its place as a community driven, children centred provision for learning and growth for all.

We have not stood still during the academic year of 2019/20, nor have we hidden away during Lockdown. Our Curriculum Vision, our drive for Inclusion and development of Quality First Teaching are at the centre of our planning. Budget is well managed but not in surplus yet, Staffing is very secure, highly skilled and just as highly motivated to embrace as an opportunity the challenge of re-opening to all. We work closely with our Local Authority, City of York, and benefit from strong relationships with our nearest Academy Trust schools and Teaching School Alliances.

We are a collaborative Governing Body with high engagement in school strategy and are determined to build on some superb foundations as well as to learn from the past challenges that we have overcome. We have implemented a new leadership structure to underpin our vision and have an open mind in this recruitment process to empowering a new visionary and inspiring leader. This is a true and transparent opportunity to lead our school to an outstanding future.

We look forward to your involvement and participation in this process.

John Kesterton

Chair of Governors

Clifton Green Primary School, Water Lane, York, YO30 6JA

Headteacher

Number on roll: 444 including 39 in Nursery

Start date: January 2021

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: L11-L24

Contract term: Permanent

Clifton Green Primary School is, above all else, a school at the beating heart of its community. We serve a truly mixed catchment area and thrive on the vibrant mixture of support and challenge that we are able to offer our children and families.

We are, to borrow the phrase, “on a journey”. We have been graded a Good school and currently have a Requires Improvement grading but might have placed ourselves in the new model as having many good features and potentially able to secure a Good grading in the very near future.

The governing body is seeking to appoint a committed and experienced individual able to provide the management and leadership needed to further shape and deliver our school improvement plan. You will raise standards, concentrating on high quality teaching and learning and evidenced by good progress and achievement. You will need to be effective and highly motivated with the ability to develop a curriculum that will ‘uplift and extend’ while developing systems and promoting accountability. A skilled communicator, team builder and goal setter, you must also possess the gravitas to succeed in ensuring our partnership work is both maintained developed to meet the ever changing needs of the school and the wider school community.

In return, you will receive support from the governors, parents, local authority, local academies and TSAs.

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 (Tel: 07976 653898) who has been engaged by the governors 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, Thursday 24 September
Shortlisting: Wednesday 30 September
Assessment event: Thursday 15 & Friday 16 October

Job Description
Person Specification