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Headteacher - Stockton on the Forest CE Primary  School 


Dear Headteacher Applicant

Thank you very much for taking an interest in the position of Headteacher at Stockton on the Forest Primary School. 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.

The pupils, staff, parents, governors and our community are proud of our school. The atmosphere in school is very pleasant and welcoming. Our children are well-behaved, friendly and engaging.

Our Governors are seeking a new Headteacher who will embrace the opportunity to lead from the front, focusing on raising standards, instilling continuity and further developing our links with the community, including parents and partner organisations.

In the changing educational environment, there will be many exciting challenges ahead. The school has the benefit of a highly committed, experienced, and loyal team of staff, a supportive governing body and good relationships with parents.

I would encourage you to visit our school in advance of your application and see for yourself the enthusiasm that our children have for their education. Such a visit is not part of the selection process, and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the final outcome.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please email Steve Cooper at North Yorkshire County Council or call him on 01609 536578. Steve will also be happy 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. On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in our School.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Temperton

Chair of Governors

Stockton on the Forest CE Primary School, York

Post: Headteacher

Number on Roll: 94

Commencing: April 2020

Salary: L10-L16

This is an excellent opportunity for a headteacher to lead, shape and influence our future. We are a friendly school where children are valued, happy and enjoy learning. Currently rated as Good by Ofsted, we have many recognised strengths with no significant improvements identified.

A popular school with committed, experienced, and loyal staff, good relationships with parents and carers and a supportive governing body, there is much to look forward to.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, committed and experienced professional with a remit to further shape our improvement plan while continuing to raise standards.

Able to effectively motivate, inspire and influence our children, staff and stakeholders, you will assume responsibility for all aspects of school life. This will include directing our strategic planning, leading curriculum development and, above all, delivering a provision which meets the needs of all our young people.

To succeed, you must be a proven leader and manager with a good understanding of the needs and demands of a rural school and a clear vision for our future. You must also have the ability to maintain and further develop our team, maximise pupil achievement, analyse data and oversee budgets.

In return, we will offer you strong support, the freedom to shape the future of the school and the opportunity for your continued professional development.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please email Steve Cooper or call him on 01609 536578 / 07976 653898.  Steve is supporting this recruitment process on behalf of Stockton on the Forest CE Primary School and will also be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Key dates:

School visits: 9.30am or 1.30pm on both Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 December 

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 5 January

Shortlisting date: Thursday 9 January

Assessment event: Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 January


Key Documents:

Job Description

Person Specification

When applying please take into account the following:

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.


When completing your application, please provide 2 employment references.


Please note, as North Yorkshire County Council are supporting this appointment, all applications must be made online via the NYCC web site. To apply, please click the button below.