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Hutton Rudby Primary School Head of School Opportunity

Thank you for your interest in Hutton Rudby Primary School's Headteacher opportunity

Dear Applicant,

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the opportunity to be the next headteacher of Hutton Rudby Primary School from September 2024. Hutton Rudby is a picturesque village, situated on the outskirts of Yarm on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Our school is single form entry, providing primary education and organised into seven single year group classes. Recently, we have welcomed seven Ukrainian children into our school, taking our percentage of children with English as an additional language to 6%.

Our governing body is consulting with respect to joining a local federation of schools.  The role is an exciting opportunity for an inspirational headteacher with a clear vision to lead our school into the future. The position will give you the opportunity to significantly influence the pupils’ educational outcomes whilst leading a dynamic staffing team.

To discuss the role informally, please call Helen Poole on 01609 532 254 or email To find out more about our school, we would encourage applicants to review the below information, as well as the school website.  We welcome school visits by appointment. Visits are not part of the selection process and will not influence the outcome.

We hope you find the information provided useful and informative.  On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in Hutton Rudby Primary School and we look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully,


Mr Mike White, Interim Executive Headteacher



Mr Adam Hodge, Chair of Governors

Learn more about Hutton Rudby Primary School's Headteacher opportunity

School: Hutton Rudby Primary School
Post: Headteacher
Number on Roll: 205
Commencing: September 2024
Salary: L10-L16 (£58,959 - £68,400)
Contract Term: Permanent

Our Opportunity

We are looking for a warm, caring and committed headteacher.  We welcome applications from existing headteachers or experienced senior leaders, to lead us strategically through a key period of change alongside the Executive Headteacher as we seek to federate. You will inherit a school whose vision, values and curriculum are centred around developing healthy, happy, resilient, and inquisitive children with thriving cultural and charitable mindsets.

About You:

We are looking for a headteacher who has strong leadership skills, who can lead by example and work closely with our staff, parents/carers, children and the wider community to ensure our children achieve their true potential. You will join a school which has a strong community ethos and colleagues who are proud to work for a school which puts the whole child and parental engagement at its very heart.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A track record of exceptional communication skills to develop strong parental and community relationships and links.
  • Strategic leadership to help us integrate with the federation.
  • Expertise in developing staff and curriculum to ensure outstanding education outcomes.
  • A robust understanding of school financial and operational management.
  • The key competencies we have identified on our person specification.

We can Offer You:

  • A supportive, cohesive community – relationships throughout the school are welcoming, kind, honest and robust. We are an extended family!
  • An excellent opportunity to provide strategic leadership and direction. Following federation, to work collaboratively and constructively with the Executive Headteacher and Governing Body.
  • Wonderful children who respect each other, have a thirst for knowledge and a culture which allows both staff and pupils to thrive and develop.
  • An attractive school site set in a beautiful North Yorkshire location with plenty of scope for development.
  • Following federation, significant levels of support from the Executive Headteacher and federation leadership team, Local Authority, Governing Body and a staff team who are committed and passionate about our school.

Further Information and Visits

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Helen Poole on 01609 532 254 or email to arrange a call. Helen has been engaged to support us with recruiting to this exciting opportunity.

We strongly recommend that you visit us and speak with the Executive Headteacher, so we can share with you why we are so proud of our school.  If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email Helen.

Key dates

Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 3rd March 2024
Shortlisting: Wednesday 6th March 2024
Interviews: Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th March 2024

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. 

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