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Headteacher - Forest Moor School


Dear Headteacher Applicant,

Thank you for the interest you have shown in the headship of our school.

Forest Moor has an incredibly bright future, and in many ways this is a unique and career enhancing opportunity. Our school provides a vital and important special education for children aged 9 to 16, is a crucial component of North Yorkshire’s network of special schools and key to the Local Authority's inclusion agenda and strategic plan.

I am proud to be the Chair of the Interim Executive Board at a school which is crucial to the future of inclusion across North Yorkshire. Recent turbulence in leadership has impacted on the school's improvement journey and there certainly have been challenges over the last five years. However challenge only makes us stronger and we have a clear plan to make the improvements that are needed.

We are looking for a visionary and strong leader who will develop and build an outstanding provision. What makes us different is that colleague will also work with the Local Authority, the Governing Body and the local school network to help shape the inclusion agenda for the future. This is a unique opportunity to further develop and shape SEMH provision across North Yorkshire, whilst developing your career and realising your ambitions.

You will enjoy the full autonomy of Headship with support from the Governing Body, Local Authority and your local Headteachers as you develop an exciting and vibrant curriculum, look at ways on how we can further use our school site and play a key role within the Locality Education Partnership.

Our ambition is that Forest Moor becomes a centre of excellence for SEMH and in supporting inclusion across a wider family of schools. I hope that this matches with your values and vision and that you feel that you can work with us to make  this a reality.

I encourage you to firstly contact James Annetts at Resourcing Solutions to have an informal and confidential conversation about the role. James can be reached at or 07966 261249. James will also be able to organise a visit for you to come and meet us and see our opportunity first hand, speak with myself regarding the opportunity and Jane Le Sage, Assistant Director Inclusion about the broader strategic vision and support from the Local Authority.

I hope you consider applying for this career defining post.

Yours faithfully,

Phil Bennington, Chair of Governors

How to apply

We strongly recommend that you contact and visit us so that we can talk with you about this unique opportunity and you will have a chance to see and hear what we have to offer.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role, to arrange a visit and full application details please contact James Annetts at North Yorkshire County Council (Resourcing Solutions). James can arrange a conversation with the Chair of Governors, Assistant Director at the Local Authority or school visit to further your interest.

Tel: 07966 261249

Key dates

Closing date for applications: Monday 8 April 2019 at 9am
Shortlisting for interview: Tuesday 9 April 2019
Interviews: Monday and Tuesday 29 and 30 April 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Forest Moor School 2019