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Thank you for your interest in Huby CE's Headteacher opportunity

Dear Applicant,

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in our exciting Headteacher opportunity. We hope that the information we have provided encourages you to make an application to our unique, inclusive and wonderful village school.

There is something very special about Huby Church of England Primary School and we are incredibly proud of our enthusiastic children, supportive parents, inspirational staff and forward-thinking governors. We all work together to make Huby a safe, happy and fun place to learn.

The school has a warm and welcoming, family atmosphere, where we place a great emphasis on working in partnership, and receiving support from our parents/carers, children, governors, diocese, our local churches and the community that we serve.

Our distinctive Christian ethos is represented though our vison and core values of Friendship, Respect, Perseverance and Courage and they are at the heart of everything we do.  These are achieved by providing high quality education in a safe and caring environment, where children can enjoy their learning and social experiences. This allows each child to flourish enabling them to reach their full potential whilst developing as well behaved, polite, happy and confident individuals.

Due to our outgoing Headteacher undertaking further academic study, we are looking for an exceptional leader to take up post from September 2024 who can build on the strengths already achieved by our wonderful teaching team over the last three years, where we have received a “Good” SIAMS, opened a governor led nursery and wrap around care for our children and families. Our new Headteacher should be a strong, approachable, compassionate, and supportive leader who is knowledgeable and passionate in their pursuit of teaching and learning and has a love for working with all children. Whilst our person specification provides a more comprehensive list of the skills and qualities we are looking for, we would like to appoint someone who has experience, confidence and a clear vision on how to take our school forward, whilst building on what we are currently doing well in, and embracing opportunities and challenges that are offered by our school.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please email Helen Poole, who has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role, or call on 01609 532254. We would warmly encourage you to come and visit the school in advance of your application and see for yourself the enthusiasm that our pupils and staff have for education. Such a visit is not part of the selection process, and whether applicants have visited will not influence the outcome. We would also encourage applicants to have a look at the school website and newsletters to get a feel for our school.

I hope you find the information provided useful and informative and that it will encourage you to apply. On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in Huby Church of England Primary School.

Yours faithfully,

Karen Cahill
Chair of Governors

Learn more about our Headteacher opportunity

Post: Headteacher
Number on Roll: 98 + 13 nursery
Commencing: September 2024
Salary: L7-L11 (£54,816 - £60,488)
Contract Term: Permanent

Huby CE Primary School is a voluntary controlled Church of England primary school, situated at the southern end of Huby village. The school has close contacts with the local churches and community and benefits from support from the Easingwold Primary Cluster, and North Yorkshire County Council. The school has a warm and welcoming family atmosphere, where we place a great emphasis on working in partnership with parents/carers, children, governors, diocese and the communities that we serve.

The school is successful and has been judged “good” by Ofsted and SIAMS.  The quality of our teaching is consistently good and carefully monitored.

Our Opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding leader to continue the work of our outgoing Headteacher to lead, shape and further develop our wonderful school.

You will lead a committed team of staff and work alongside a governing body that is ambitious and has high aspirations for all pupils and staff. You will continue our ‘Whole School’ approach through your leadership and have the aspiration, resilience, and the ability to build positive and trusting relationships and meet the diverse needs of the school and its community. You will build on a strong culture of learning and ambition that will see our children develop, grow and contribute an active part in today’s society.

About You:

The Governors are looking for a principled and reflective Headteacher or aspiring Deputy Headteacher with a passion for promoting excellence in teaching and learning and a strong focus on pupils’ achievement and holistic development. You will have the ability to deliver positive outcomes for all pupils, regardless of faith, background or ability. In addition, you will be strategic in ensuring our school has long-term sustainability in an ever-changing education landscape.

The Headship of a village Church school is unique: you have the benefit of getting to know a tight-knit and caring community and personally build relationships with each child, yet the role is diverse and requires a balanced skill-set and adaptability from the Head as well as forming strong relationships with the Diocese and local community. As the outgoing Headteacher is currently the SENCo, it is highly desirable that the new Headteacher is a qualified SENCo and can also take on the SENCo role, along with a teaching commitment of 0.1.

We can offer you:

  • A happy and friendly school, with delightful children who respect each other and have a thirst for learning.
  • A culture which allows all staff to thrive and develop.
  • An opportunity to see the huge potential that exists and the time to make Huby CE Primary School a beacon of excellence in primary education.
  • Significant levels of support from the Local Authority, Diocese, Governing Board and a staff team who are experienced, committed and passionate about our school.
  • A Governing Body committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues and including the wellbeing of all staff members.
  • The school is part of a Cluster where the Headteachers meet regularly. This provides a support network for sharing ideas and best practice.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please email Helen or call on 01609 532254 Helen has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this exciting opportunity.

Key dates

We strongly recommend that you visit us so we can share with you why we are so proud of our school, and you will have the opportunity to see what we have to offer. If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email Helen.

Dates when we can accommodate visits are:

Thursday 25th April, 1.45pm
Friday 26th April, 9.30am
Wednesday 1st May, 4pm

If these are not possible for you please contact Helen, as we may be able to offer alternatives.

Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 12th May
Shortlisting: Wednesday 15th May
Interviews: Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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