Headteacher - Sutton in Craven C of E (VC) Primary School


Dear Headteacher Applicant,

Welcome to our dedicated Headteacher recruitment webpage which aims to provide you with all the information about our school and Headteacher vacancy. We hope that the information we have provided encourages you to make an application.

Sutton in Craven C of E Primary School is a small, mixed class Voluntary Controlled school situated in a cluster of villages half way between Skipton and Keighley.

Sutton C of E Primary is a place where staff, pupils, parents and governors work together as one family, to support our pupils throughout their educational journey. The strength of this relationship makes our school a very special place to be.

We pride ourselves in the development of our children and getting them ready for the challenges of secondary school and life beyond. By keeping each of our 118 pupils at the centre of all that we do, we aim to give a wide variety of opportunities, with pupils often getting involved in clubs and groups.

Our school council gives pupils and parents the opportunity to be actively involved in developing the school. Their views are often eye-opening and give the school important insight into pupils’ daily lives. The parents on the school council have organised many social and fundraising events and are happy to volunteer their time for the benefit of all children in the school.

So what can we offer you?

You will find a loyal and talented staff team, with a mix of experience, who have responded to the many changes in Educational Policy with pragmatism, enthusiasm and an overriding desire to do the very best for the children of our school.

You will work with a Governing Board that is effective, committed and fully understands its dual role of supporting the school while holding it to account. Governors know the school well and this is reflected in the contribution they are able to make. They look forward to welcoming a new Headteacher and supporting them in their own development and that of the school.

You will be welcomed by happy and energetic children, who have great learning behaviours, are ready to take on new challenges and show kindness and respect to everyone in the school community.

We were graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in December 2016 with the inspector commenting ‘Staff have risen to the challenges and high expectations set for them. They have responded very positively to the opportunities given to improve and extend their practice. The vast majority of parents who responded to the Ofsted online survey of their views were very complimentary about the school ……. All the parents and carers with whom I spoke during the inspection were very positive.

We were graded ‘Good’ by SIAMS in October 2016 with the inspector commenting ‘Key Christian values are carefully identified and used to inspire all aspects of children’s academic and personal development. These values now underpin the school community inspiring inclusive care and shared responsibility.

If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email Steve Cooper, HR Adviser, who has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role (steve.cooper2@northyorks.gov.uk). For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Steve on 01609 536578.

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 Sutton in Craven C of E Primary School.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Garner

Chair of Governors


Key dates

  • School visits: Monday 1 July at 1.30 pm and Wednesday 3 July at 9.30 am
  • Closing date: Midnight, Monday 26 August
  • Shortlisting: Wednesday 4 September
  • Interviews: Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 September

School visits

We very much welcome school visits. If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email steve.cooper2@northyorks.gov.uk. Dates when we can accommodate visits are detailed above - if these are not possible for you please contact Steve, as we may be able to offer alternatives.

How to apply

To apply, please click on the button below. For an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please call Steve Cooper who is supporting this recruitment process on behalf of Sutton in Craven Church of England VC Primary School and can be contacted at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 536578.

Supporting Documents
Sutton in Craven - Person Specification
Sutton in Craven - Job Description

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. This 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 two employment references.

Last updated: March 2019