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Headteacher - Glusburn Primary School 



Dear Applicant,

Thank you very much for expressing an interest in the position of Headteacher at Glusburn Community 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.

Our pupils are proud of their school, parents are supportive, and teachers and governors are ambitious for all.

We, as the Governing Body, are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who displays the commitment and drive to move our school forward onto the next stage of its development. Although currently rated as ‘Requires Improvement’, we are confident the actions we have already taken and continue to take will result in an improved Ofsted outcome at our next inspection: your experience, commitment and passion with be vital to our continued success.

Glusburn is a friendly, village school located in a beautiful part of Yorkshire close to the market towns of Skipton and Keighley and within easy travelling distance to Leeds and Bradford.

We would encourage you to visit in advance of your application. A visit is not part of the selection process, however we hope it will help you to appreciate our school community at work.

If you would like to visit, please contact Jean Sands, Office Manager on 01535 632145 or email

There are two opportunities to visit as follows:

  • Thursday 17 March at 1:30pm
  • Wednesday 23 March at 1:30pm

On behalf of the Governing Body, thank you again for your interest in Glusburn Community Primary School. We look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wheeler

Chair of Governors



Glusburn Community Primary School, Colne Road, Glusburn, Keighley, North Yorkshire BD20 8PJ

Start date: September 2022

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: L18 – L22

Contract term: Permanent

NOR: 407

This is an excellent opportunity for a ‘hands-on’ proven leader to make a very real and lasting impact on our children’s futures.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced leader who:

  • Has excellent leadership skills and a proven record of delivering sustained and excellent educational standards in an inclusive context.
  • Has the ability to formulate the strategy which shapes the future, rather than be shaped by events.
  • Is values driven and can implement a clear vision of quality education.
  • Is passionate about creating an ambitious and nurturing educational experience for all children.
  • Is compassionate, selfless and good humoured.
  • Has experience of, or understands, the education journey from Early Years to Key Stage 2, including what excellent provision looks like and how to ensure this experience for all children.
  • Has a positive ‘can do’ attitude, builds teams based on mutual respect and can inspire and motivate colleagues to be their best.
  • Is collaborative and actively works in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure the very best outcomes for the school.
  • Is evidence-informed in their approach to pedagogy, understands how to implement sustained effective school improvement and impactful professional development.
  • Can innovate, embrace opportunity and manage change, taking others with them.
  • Has recent inspection experience and/ or inspection knowledge and can effectively implement recommendations to improve the quality of education.
  • Has astute financial acumen and can deliver the best value in education provision.

We can offer you:

  • A supportive and caring school, ready for the next stage of its journey.
  • A supportive Governing Body who will support your personal well-being and career development.
  • An experienced and passionate leadership team; dedicated and talented teaching staff and superb support colleagues, who will work with you to deliver excellent outcomes for children.
  • Wonderful and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn.
  • Supportive parents and carers.

As well completing your application online please email with your outline vision for the school (and how you would use your experience to implement it).Your submission should not exceed two A4 pages. Please do not include any other information in your email.

We would encourage you to visit in advance of your application. A visit is not part of the selection process, however we hope it will help you to appreciate our school community at work.

If you would like to visit, please contact Jean Sands, Office Manager on 01535 632145 or email

Key Dates

  • School Visits: 1:30pm Thursday 17 March & 1:30pm Wednesday 23 March
  • Closing Date: Monday 28 March
  • Interviews: Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 April

When applying please take into account the following:

Supporting Documents:

Job description

Person specification

Letter from our children

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 supporting information provided will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

Important note for candidates

Candidates are invited to submit an additional statement of up to 2 sides of A4 explaining what their vision would be for Glusburn Primary School and how their experience to date would implement this vision. This should be emailed to by 28 March at 5pm.


Glusburn Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all relevant safeguarding checks will be conducted in line with the demands of this post and working with children as a regulated activity. The position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including with children’s barred list information) and detailed scrutiny of employment history.

Please see our school policy for further information:

Our school's safeguarding practices and further related polices are outlined here:

Please note it is an offence to apply for the role if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the school will ensure that all relevant bodies are notified in the instance of any misrepresentations in relation to this position. Applicants will be asked to sign a declaration confirming the information provided is true. In addition to pre-employment checks, shortlisted candidates will be asked to physically sign a hard copy of their application at point of interview.