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Headteacher - Hunton & Arrathorne Community Primary School


Dear Applicant

Thank you very much for taking an interest in our position of Headteacher. I hope that you will find the information provided a useful introduction to our school and that you will take the opportunity to apply for the post.

A small, successful village school rated as Good by Ofsted (March 2018) we are located in a lovely rural setting close to the market towns of Richmond, Bedale and Leyburn.

The children, staff, parents, governors and our community are proud of our school where children are well-behaved and benefit from the opportunity to build their confidence and independence in the caring and nurturing environment offered by a small village school.

As Headteacher, you will be at the forefront of maintaining and further developing relationships with the wider community, developing our provision and, above all, ensuring that we meet the needs of all our children.

In the changing educational environment, there will be many exciting challenges ahead. The school needs to maintain and develop ever stronger collaboration while ensuring the school’s ‘family feel’ and good relationships with the wider school community are maintained. In all your endeavours, you will be well supported by the governing body, parents and staff.

I strongly recommend that you visit us so we can share with you why we are so proud of our school. Come and see for yourself how we work together to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children. Such a visit is not part of the selection process, and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the final outcome.

If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email Steve Cooper at North Yorkshire County Council or call him on 07976 653898. Steve will also endeavour to answer any questions you might have.

I hope you find the information provided useful and informative and that it will encourage you to apply.

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Barber
Chair of Governors