Headteacher - Kirkby & Great Broughton CE VA Primary School

 

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to Kirkby and Great Broughton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School.

‘The exemplary Christian ethos seen in the core values of love, friendship and forgiveness enables pupils to learn, grow and flourish’ (SIAMS)

Thank you very much for taking an interest in the 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.

Our governors are seeking to appoint a leader who will build on the school’s many strengths and our Christian ethos. We are a warm and caring school where everyone feels valued and can grow in confidence and faith. The pupils, staff, parents, Governors and our community are proud of our school where children are happy, inclusive and enjoy learning.

A team of dedicated staff and Governors inspire children through a broad range of opportunities both in the classroom and the wider world. We are proud of our Christian ethos and our place in the wider community as a fully inclusive primary school with a very good reputation within the locality.

In the changing educational environment, there will be many exciting challenges ahead.

As you will appreciate, given the current situation with Covid – 19, it may not be possible to visit our school in advance of your application and it is likely that the assessment event, at least in some form, will take place remotely. However, if you’d like an informal conversation with Andy Leivers, our current Headteacher, please call him on 01642 712687 (please note, Andy is not available during school hours on Wednesdays and Fridays). Alternatively, please call Steve Cooper at North Yorkshire County Council on 07976 653898. The Governors have engaged Steve to support this recruitment process.

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 Kirkby and Great Broughton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School.

Yours faithfully,

Jayne Talintyre

Chair of Governors

The Role, Important Dates & Documents

Kirkby and Great Broughton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Kirkby Lane, Kirkby-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS9 7AL

Post: Headteacher 
Teaching commitment: 0.4 fte
Commencing: April 2021
Salary: L9 – L15  £51,402 - £59,581 
Number on Roll: 126 

Kirkby and Great Broughton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School is situated between the picturesque villages of Great Broughton and Kirkby-in-Cleveland 2 miles south of Stokesley. Perfectly nestled at the foot of the stunning North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the villages offer the ideal blend of rural village life - a small, close community which is very open and embracing of new people but is also with easy access to larger nearby towns and within a workable commute from cities such as York, Leeds, Newcastle and Sunderland.

A small, vibrant, rural primary school, currently rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted in 2017 and ‘outstanding’ by SIAMS in 2018, we are a warm, caring and inclusive school with well-behaved children. Based in the heart of the community, we have strong church and community links. Our curriculum is broad and is underpinned by a strong Christian ethos; ‘Love of learning, love of life, love of one another’.

We have good relationships with major stakeholders and are seeking to further develop our networking and collaborative cluster relationships with our neighbouring schools.

The governing body is seeking to appoint a committed and experienced leader with a remit to further shape our school improvement plan. You will raise standards, particularly in developing teaching staff, providing clear leadership and improving outcomes for all our children. You will need to be effective and highly motivated with outstanding knowledge and skills in leadership, communication, team building, goal setting, change management and above all be passionate about teaching and learning and providing our children with an outstanding educational experience. An outstanding practitioner, you must have a clear vision of what education looks like in a Voluntary Aided school.

In return, you will receive support from the Governors, parents, Diocese, LA and the Swaledale Alliance.

As you will appreciate, given the current situation with Covid – 19, it may not be possible to visit our school in advance of your application and it is likely that the assessment event, at least in some form, will take place remotely. However, if you’d like an informal conversation with Andy Leivers, our current Headteacher, please call him on 01642 712687 (please note, Andy is not available during school hours on Wednesdays and Fridays). Alternatively, please call Steve Cooper at North Yorkshire County Council on 07976 653898. The Governors have engaged Steve to support this recruitment process.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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

References:

When completing your application, please provide 2 employment references. A faith reference is not required for this post though you may add a faith referee as a third reference on your application.

Key Dates
Closing date:  Midnight, Monday 4 January 2021
Shortlisting: Thursday 7 January 2021
Interviews: Thursday 14 & Friday 15 January 2021

Key Documents

Job Description

Person Specification

Our Diocese

Instrument of Government