The Heritage Coast Federation of
Fylingdales C.E Primary and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E Primary Schools
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our opportunity of Executive Headteacher at The Heritage Coast Federation of Fylingdales C.E and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E Primary Schools. We have gathered together a great deal of useful information to help you understand the schools, their culture and children. We believe that the position is one in which you can make a lasting difference to the lives of our children, their families and our staff, while developing your own career.
Situated near the beautiful seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Our schools have close contact with their village communities as well as the local churches in Fylingthorpe, Robin Hood’s Bay, Hawsker and Stainsacre. We are well supported by both our North Yorkshire County Council Senior Education Advisor and the Diocese of York.
Our schools promote a caring, supportive, close family atmosphere and place great emphasis on collaborating with parents/carers, children, stakeholders and our communities. We aim to achieve our vision by providing a quality, fun, accessible and enjoyable education in a safe and caring environment, where our pupils can flourish and shine.
Our schools Federated in September 2018. As a Federation, we have grown, retaining the benefits of both our schools whilst working effectively together to ensure children’s personal development and well-being as well as wider curriculum opportunities are valued as highly as academic progress.
We have one governing body and one budget across both schools. We have seen many benefits from this and continue to work as a Federation to bring the greatest benefits to the children of both communities.
We want your skills as a supportive, ambitious leader to make a difference, to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum and to enrich the personal and social development of our children. We want you to join with everyone - staff, governors and pupils – to promote our Christian vision and further develop that vision for our schools.
It is important that our new Executive Headteacher has a friendly, outgoing personality with an energetic, positive outlook, respects difference and is dedicated to enabling all learners to aim high and achieve their potential.
For an informal, confidential conversation about the role and to arrange a visit to the school, please call Julie Crichton on 07581143421 or email email@example.com. Julie has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.
On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in The Heritage Coast Federation of Fylingdales C.E and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E Primary Schools and we look forward to receiving your application.
Andrea Dickinson Back and Julie Matthewson
Co-Chairs of Governors
This opportunity gives a new leader scope to shape how our schools move forward. The future of our schools requires a strong leader with a clear vision, the ability to communicate that vision to others and to make an instant impact.
While we have many strengths, we know that we must improve too. We need to continue to build a school wide love of reading and improve outcomes in writing and mathematics across our schools. Further, we need to maintain and build on the quality of teaching and our expectations of the capabilities of our children as well as developing our staff team to ensure they reach their full potential.
You will have a good understanding of the issues of leading schools on separate sites and appreciation of the importance of church schools in a local community and of the special value of the education provided in small rural schools generally.
We are always looking for ways to improve. We want your skills as an impassioned leader to make a difference, to enhance teaching and learning across the curriculum, to enrich the personal and social development of our children and to join with everyone - staff, governors and pupils – to promote our ethos and further develop the vision for our schools.
This is a rewarding Executive Headship; you will be able to lead our coastal schools on the next stages of their journeys and understand what their journeys might look like as well as having a clear vision for the future development of the Federation.
You must exhibit confidence, empathy and a clear focus on building a healthy workplace culture to benefit the wellbeing of the staff and our children.
It is an opportunity for the new Executive Headteacher who, as a dynamic, innovative, motivated and experienced professional, will lead the schools to become outstanding and to fully meet the needs of the community they serve, in an ever-changing educational landscape.
Our schools are focused on the development of the whole child, the whole time, enabling each pupil to feel cherished and challenged to fulfil their potential in relation to academic and personal development within supportive, Christian, family orientated environments where everyone cares for the well-being of each individual in their community.
We are looking to appoint an exceptional leader who, guided by our Christian values, can create a safe, caring environment where pupils can thrive.
The successful candidate will:
- Possess the ability to work effectively across two different schools, whilst being able to see them as one federation.
- Have a commitment and ability to communicate Christian values and principles through all aspects of school life
- Develop and implement effective strategies, raise standards and continually improve pupil attainment and progress
- Have a proven record of leading, managing, developing, inspiring and motivating staff
- Have detailed knowledge of the principles of outstanding teaching and assessment for learning
- Possess strong principles, clear values, and lead by example to recognise, celebrate and reinforce the key values and ethos of the schools
- Have the ability to be confident to make, and stand by, decisions that might not be popular for the benefit of improving children’s outcomes and driving forward and sustaining school improvement.
- Be able to communicate with the same clear values and expectations across the federation; ensuring all staff have the same agenda and ensuring there is a clear delegation of tasks and responsibilities and that they are completed/carried out within a time frame
- Plan and be creative in promoting the Federation to increase numbers on role in both schools. Prioritise the issue of pupil numbers at Hawsker and be ready to plan with staff to address this.
- Forge stronger links with parents and the wider community to increase pupil recruitment opportunities
- Work closely with the Governing body on the drive towards ‘outstanding’
- Be a creative, long term thinker who values the whole curriculum and is creative in how it can be developed.
- Listen to staff, children and parents’ opinions and using their ideas and reflect on them
The skills and attributes of our new Leader to drive our schools forward will be:
- Passionate, creative, problem solver
- Consistent, fair, dedicated.
- Forward thinking, strategic, ambitious
- Caring, supportive, approachable, reassuring, personable, friendly, kind, sympathetic to individual families’ needs.
- Calm, collected.
- Curious, inspiring for both members of staff and pupils, exciting and different.
- Good sense of humour, fun-loving
Both schools are at the centre of each village. Fylingdales covers both Fylingthorpe and Robin Hood’s Bay. Hawsker includes the village of Hawsker itself as well as Stainsacre. Catchments for both also extend to outlying hamlets/farmsteads – there is an LA funded taxi service for those within catchment who live further than 2 miles from school. Children also attend from outside catchment at both schools.
Both schools are situated near the beautiful seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Whitby is 2.5 miles from Hawsker and 5.5 miles from Fylingdales village. The nearest large town is Scarborough which is approximately 19 miles away. Our schools have close contact with their village communities as well as the local churches in Fylingthorpe, Robin Hood’s Bay, Hawsker and Stainsacre. Our schools are regarded as happy and cheerful places and the children are, in the main, respectful and polite. Behaviour around and outside of school is good.
There are new housing developments on the east side of Whitby which could potentially benefit both schools in terms of increased pupil numbers. Fylingdales has benefited over recent years from families with children moving to the coast.
- Fylingdales E School is a mid-20th century building with a small, central hall. There are 3 classrooms leading immediately off the hall on each side, with the fourth class using a prefabricated building. There is a newly fitted/resourced library area (Spring 2020) and a new extension (2019) to the front of the building, which houses the main entrance and office space.
- Hawsker-cum-Stainsarcre E School is a traditional Victorian building with corridors from the main entrance to 3 classrooms and staff room/offices. The prefabricated building is currently used as the third classroom space to protect covid ‘bubbles’ but has previously been used for Collective Worship and extra activities. There is no school hall but the school has the use of the church building across the road, which has had the pews removed, for PE and larger gatherings.
Both schools use their respective village halls for performances and events where more space/a different venue is required.
Features and Benefits of our Schools:
- Both schools benefit from having large playing fields as well as a hard playground area and separate EYFS outdoor space. Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre has an outdoor ‘trim trail’ and Fylingdales has a designated woodland area.
- Fylingdales has a newly fitted, resourced library area (Spring 2020)
- Both schools have one prefabricated classroom
- Both schools have an on-site kitchen which provides hot meals each day.
- Hawsker has breakfast and after school clubs whilst Fylingdales has after school provision only.
- Both schools run after school interest clubs – including sports, craft, coding, amongst others – depending on staff expertise, pupil interest and funding opportunities.
- Residential visits and events are a priority:
- Fylingdales have traditionally taken children from Y2-4 to the local YHA at Boggle Hole (a short walk along the beach to get there)
- Utilising Outdoor Ed centres such as East Barnby and Bewerley Park for KS2.
- A successful trip to London for Y5&6 from both federation schools in 2019 proved hugely advantageous in cementing relationships between both staff and children across the schools.
- Joint topic work and local visits/walks together have also been a positive.
- Fylingdales staff have undertaken Beach Schools training
- There is an annual May Queen Celebration at Fylingdales – children perform country, maypole and sword dancing
- Music is a strength and children who learn instruments or sing within school also contribute to the wider community groups (Whitby Music Centre) and events (Eskdale Festival). Similarly, children with sporting or dancing skills often participate or represent their school in the wider community. Whitby Rotary Club runs an annual ‘Speak Out’ debating competition & Octoberfest cross country event for which the school routinely enter teams of children.
Our children’s attitudes to school and learning are excellent. They are encouraged to be respectful and safe when at school and positive behaviour is encouraged and rewarded. They enjoy coming to school and show great interest in the learning activities provided for them.
Our environment is welcoming, caring, and secure, an atmosphere in which the children are encouraged to develop and shine. We all feel that the Christian ethos and values in evidence within the school are the backbone to our children’s experiences and development.
Quotes from the recent Ofsted inspection at Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre – “Pupils enjoy their learning and speak proudly of their school and their friendships. They show support and respect for each other.” “Pupils are motivated and excited by their learning across the curriculum. Pupils’ confidence in sharing their thoughts, making links between subjects and applying their skills to new activities is growing rapidly.” “They say that all the staff are very helpful and would always give advice or support if they needed it. All the pupils spoken to say that bullying does not happen in the school. They say that any minor fall-outs are quickly resolved.” - Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E, Ofsted 2017
Quotes from the recent Fylingdales inspection – “Pupils and staff are proud to be members of the school. Pupils appreciate the opportunities they have and the relationships they have with teachers. Parents and carers value the education their children receive and the unlimited support that you provide to them in times of need. Parents cannot speak highly enough of the work you and your staff do. You and your school are very important features of the local community” - Fylingdales C.E, Ofsted 2018
Our staff are our greatest resource and are incredibly committed, loyal and dedicated. They always have the best interests of the pupils at heart and are determined to find something at which every child can flourish and shine. Staff get to know the children in the school very well and use this information to personalise opportunities for learning and development.
Ofsted recognised – “Pupils appreciate the opportunities they have and the relationships they have with teachers. Parents and carers value the education their children receive and the unlimited support that you provide to them in times of need. Parents cannot speak highly enough of the work you and your staff do” - Fylingdales C.E, Ofsted 2018
Ofsted recognised - ‘Pupils enjoy their learning and speak proudly of their school and their friendships. They show support and respect for each other. They say that staff make their learning fun and that they feel well cared for. They say that all the staff are very helpful and would always give advice or support if they needed it” - Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E, Ofsted 2017
Since federating in 2018 staff have worked collaboratively. Our teams are supportive of each other and keen to work together for the children. Two teachers have worked in both settings during their time with us and 3 of our TAs are deployed at either school depending on need.
Staff meetings and training are held jointly and topics for each age range are shared across the federation, allowing for children to work collaboratively; particularly in Y5&6 as they are looking towards secondary school together.
Our Team Structures
- Executive Headteacher (non-teaching) over both schools, plus a teacher in charge at both schools
- Currently support staff are allocated to specific classes to support COVID restrictions, but many have worked across the primary age range and are flexible.
- Subject leadership covers both federation schools and is in development. Subject leaders are given time out of the classroom to monitor their subject in both schools
- Qualified SENCO and EVC
- 4 class teachers - EYFS; Y1/2; Y3/4; Y5/6
- 2 General Teaching Assistants
- 2 Higher level teaching assistants
- Office has 0.8 admin staff
- Executive Headteacher - SENCO
- 3 class teachers - EYFS/Y1/2; Y3/4; Y5/6
- 4 General Teaching Assistants
- 1 Higher level teaching assistant
- Office has 0.8 admin staff
On Federation in 2018, existing staff kept their ‘school’ contracts (although some work across the federation by agreement). New staff (since Sep 2018) are appointed on a Federation contract, allowing for the most flexible deployment of staff.
The Role of the Governing Body
All governors actively support their schools, take their link responsibilities seriously, and have a timetabled monitoring schedule for the SDP areas with which they are linked. During Covid our governors have continued to work virtually with a focus on staff well-being.
All school governors are engaged, positive and proactive in ensuring the schools continue to thrive and develop. They regularly attend school events and some governors volunteer within school to work with children on developing their love of reading and music.
As a full governing body, they meet regularly, always endeavouring to ensure our children receive the best education possible, in a safe and supportive environment.
Ofsted recognised – “Governors and the local authority provide high levels of challenge and support to you. Strong relationships ensure robust conversations, which support the development of the school. Governors are skilled, knowledgeable and passionate about the school and the community” – Ofsted 2018
Ofsted recognised – “Governors know the schools well. They have worked hard with the local authority to keep children at the heart of their work. They know what the school does well and are clear about the areas for improvement, including the ways in which they can improve their own knowledge and practice” - Ofsted 2017
Our schools have worked hard on their vision, ethos and values.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
Christian values of hope, respect, trust and community underpin all else in the Federation –
‘Flourish, succeed, let your light shine’ 🕯️
There is a warm and welcoming atmosphere in both schools and staff and children eagerly welcome visitors and are keen to speak about their school.
Our vision is to develop confident, independent learners within an environment where all show integrity, aspiration and a love of the world and life. We do this through our core values of hope, trust, respect and community. These values enable each individual to flourish and succeed within our secure, caring Christian family.
Our Schools Aims:
- Oﬀer a balanced, dynamic, inclusive curriculum which encourages physical, social, moral and spiritual growth, as well as high standards of academic achievement
- Nurture strong relationships between school, home, church, village and the wider community, sharing knowledge and expertise
- Help children develop a growing sense of independence and conﬁdence
- Ensure the school works eﬃciently and is well led and managed
- Deliver a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum, so that children are excited by and immersed in their learning
Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E – Ofsted Inspection – Graded Good – Ofsted November 2017
Ofsted recognised – “Pupils enjoy their learning and speak proudly of their school and their friendships. They show support and respect for each other. They say that staff make their learning fun and that they feel well cared for. Most parents and carers have a positive view of the learning experiences that their children have. They say that communication about their child’s progress and events in the school is good” – Ofsted November 2017
Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E - SIAMS Inspection – Graded Good – SIAMS July 2018
“This school is a place of happiness and excitement, where pupils enjoy the challenges of their education, in a Christian family setting which emphasises the unique value of each pupil, known and unconditionally loved by God. All are nurtured and supported on their educational journey towards becoming successful life-long learners. All pupils are encouraged to develop a sense of personal aspiration for the future” – SIAMS 2018
Fylingdales C.E – Ofsted Inspection – Graded Good – Ofsted March 2018
Ofsted recognised – “Pupils and staff are proud to be members of the school. Pupils appreciate the opportunities they have and the relationships they have with teachers. Parents and carers value the education their children receive and the unlimited support that you provide to them in times of need. Parents cannot speak highly enough of the work you and your staff do. You and your school are very important features of the local community – Ofsted March 2018
Fylingdales C.E - SIAMS Inspection - Graded Good – SIAMS May 2019
“Fylingdales is a ‘special place that nurtures every child, adult and family’, enabling all to flourish and succeed. This is because the school has thought deeply about who they are, why they are here and how they should then live. Fylingdales’ Christian vision ‘epitomises what we’re about, every child shining, from a spark to a strong flame. This small, rural school has a strong focus on ‘the whole child, the whole time” - SIAMS 2019
Our Schools Current Strengths
- Behaviour of the children and their relationships with each other and staff
- Close ‘family’ feel – including children, staff, regular visitors, parents and wider community – in a welcoming school environment.
- Good levels of literacy throughout our schools
- Excellent support at transition stages - into school/to next year group/to next phase of education:
- Fylingdales Preschool takes children from 18 months-5 years who feed into both schools.
- The Preschool children regularly attend events at St Stephen’s Church in Robin Hoods Bay, or at Fylingdales School itself as it is a short walk from their setting. This has supplemented and enhanced a formal transition in the summer term, which occurs prior to children’s entry in the Reception year.
- The Preschool are an extension of our school family and do excellent work for the children
- Work on our inclusive curriculum which utilises the schools' village locations and coastal areas – Hawk & Owl Trust on the moors, beach schools, old railway line walks and rides
- Creative emphasis with art projects and whole school shows/productions
Current levels of pupil achievement, attainment and progress:
Progress from the Autumn Term had shown some substantial gains made from baseline assessments in September. Appropriate interventions were put in place and are being anticipated for the Summer Term 2021.
Our Autumn Term assessments have shown lower attainment in writing, so this is a focus for work in the coming terms.
School Improvement Plan and Key Priorities
- To improve progress in Key Stage 1 at Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E School
- To ensure progress is good at Key Stage 1 in Fylingdales C.E School so that children are challenged and encouraged to achieve highly at Key Stage 1
- To continue to embed strategies in Maths to further improve progress
- To reintegrate children and staff back into school effectively in response to the pandemic
- To implement a blended learning approach to teaching and learning to provide children with a challenging and supported learning experience during the pandemic
- To implement the new RE syllabus into RE planning
- Develop the worship teams in both schools
- Review and develop the wider curriculum across both schools
- To introduce the RSE curriculum design to ensure coverage and a focus of the learner at the heart
- Small schools – Looking to improve the pupil numbers with the new housing developments in the area. Fylingdales has mainly kept a consistent number from a steady catchment. Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre numbers are fewer and more changeable.
- Staffing – One member of staff is returning from maternity leave at the end of the summer term, an excellent NQT has been providing maternity cover.
Following the merged budgets, the Federation is in a stronger position. There is still work to do on more shared efficiencies and increasing pupil recruitment.
As The Costal Federation is part of the primary network across the North Yorkshire Coast we have been fortunate to be part of the DFE North Yorkshire Coast Opportunity Area which is now in its fourth year.
The OA supports ambition and outcomes on social mobility across Scarborough, Whitby and Filey with projects focussing on early years, phonics, literacy, attendance and teacher recruitment and development. More information on the OA can be found here.
Being able to attract and recruit the very best teachers and leaders to our area is vital to our schools continuing development. As such we are able to offer a relocation package of up to £8k for our new Executive Headteacher, if they are having to relocate to take up post. More details can be found here.
Scarborough is the original seaside resort town on England’s North Sea coast with stunning scenery and glorious beaches. Its 2 bays with sandy beaches are split by a headland bearing the 12th-century Scarborough Castle. The Victorian Central Tramway funicular train links the town centre with South Bay and its harbour.
Scarborough has so much to offer anyone interested in culture and heritage, including a world-class theatre, a thriving live music scene and an active Arts culture. The magnificent Scarborough Castle towers over the town, overlooking the two sweeping bays. The spectacular ruins are in the care of English Heritage, and provide a stunning backdrop for re-enactments. Scarborough has two much-loved Victorian funicular lifts, one of which was the first cliff tram in England. Lovers of vintage transport will also want to ride on the North Bay Miniature Railway, one of the oldest in the country, which transports visitors in style from Peasholm Park to Scalby Mills
Scarborough also boasts a new Sports Village and clubs and facilities for most sports and physical activity, including opportunities for surfing, outdoor swimming and sailing. The area is popular with cyclists and has easy access to the North York Moors.
Scarborough Video - A Place to Work, Live and Invest
Is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Scarborough borough of North Yorkshire, England. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby has a maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. Its East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, where Cædmon, the earliest recognised English poet, lived. The fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages, supporting important herring and whaling fleets, and was where Captain Cook learned seamanship. Tourism started in Whitby during the Georgian period and developed with the arrival of the railway in 1839. Its attraction as a tourist destination is enhanced by the proximity of the high ground of the North York Moors national park and the heritage coastline and by association with the horror novel Dracula. Jet and alum were mined locally, and Whitby jet, which was mined by the Romans and Victorians, became fashionable during the 19th century.
The Yorkshire Coast is a world-famous stretch of coastline that runs from the Tees estuary to the Humber estuary on the east coast of England. The coastline between the two estuaries was historically made up of the East and North Ridings of Yorkshire. Since the 1974 county boundary shake-up, this now comprises Redcar & Cleveland, North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire is England's largest county and one of the most rural. The area comprises the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a stunning coastline around Scarborough and Whitby. There are ruined castles and abbeys, serene gardens, unique breweries, thrilling rides and industrial heritage. The area hosted the phenomenal Tour de France ‘Grand Depart’ in 2014 and has since created the Tour de Yorkshire, an annual event with global recognition. Success in supporting these events led to Harrogate hosting the UCI Cycling World Championships in 2019.
North Yorkshire has plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast. From the hard gritstone of Almscliff and Brimham rocks to the limestone of Malham, Gordale and Kilnsey climbing venues are in abundance. The Yorkshire Dales is the premier area for caving and for mountain biking; there are the bridleways of the Dales and North York Moors as well as the renowned trail centre at Dalby Forest. There are a small number of sailing clubs on reservoirs around the county and fantastic surfsport venues and sea kayaking on the east coast.
While the county is rightly known for its wide-open spaces, it also incorporates attractive market towns including Pickering and Helmsley, traditional seaside towns, the Spa town of Harrogate and the ancient city of York - the most visited city outside of London. There are a wide range of shopping, leisure and cultural facilities as well as excellent schools, universities, road and rail links. There really is everything to offer you and your family as a place to work, live and enjoy!
Travelling further afield we have convenient connectivity, with close proximity to metropolitan cities of Leeds and Newcastle and with a little over two hours commute on the main train line to London. We border the Lake District, Lancashire, County Durham, and Yorkshire & Humber regions with all they have to offer.
The Heritage Coast Federation of Fylingdales C.E and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E Primary Schools, North Yorkshire
Post: Executive Headteacher
Number on Roll: Fylingdales 74, Hawsker 54
Commencing: September 2021
Salary: L12 – L18 (dependent on prior experience)
Relocation package of up to £8,000 available
Contract Term: Permanent
Flourish, succeed, let your light shine.
Fylingdales C.E and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre C.E are caring and supportive primary schools with an incredible warmth and a welcoming family atmosphere. We provide nurturing environments, based on Christian values, where all individuals are treated with fairness, respect and equality and where the interests of our pupils are paramount.
We are a friendly, welcoming, child-centred, Church of England Federation of two primary schools which are near the beautiful seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast and on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Our schools have close contacts with their village communities as well as the local churches in Fylingthorpe, Robin Hood’s Bay, Hawsker and Stainsacre.
The schools work closely with their communities and our core values and Christian ethos, underpin the vision and aims of the Church of England, are demonstrated on a daily basis.
Your remit will be to raise standards by developing the federation, with an ability to effect change at pace and to work collaboratively with colleagues in the school, across the Federation and with their wider communities. You will have recent school leadership experience and be committed to providing the children with a high quality education and environment.
You will be guided by our Christian values, create a safe, caring environment where pupils can thrive emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically, socially and spiritually.
This is a rewarding Executive Headship; you will be able to lead our coastal schools on to the next stages of their journeys: and understand what their journeys might look like as well as having a clear vision for the future development of the Federation.
It is an exciting opportunity for the new Executive Headteacher who, as a dynamic, innovative, and experienced professional, will lead the schools to become outstanding and to fully meet the needs of the community it serves, in an ever-changing educational landscape.
In particular, we are looking for an Executive Headteacher who;
- Possesses a good understanding of school financial planning, being able to look and recognise the strengths of staff across the two schools and make strategic decisions to safeguard the future of the Federation. Who, through business-like management skills, is able to source funding opportunities to improve facilities and resources for the Federation.
- Has the experience, motivation and resilience to move the federation forwards and embrace any further challenges.
- Understands that thriving schools can be the beating heart of a rural community and that their success or otherwise affects the wider community.
- Will work with the subject leader roles, supporting staff in planning a challenging and engaging curriculum. A professional who shows commitment to the whole breadth of curriculum and a passionate determination to utilise our local areas and creative subjects as part of children’s learning and development.
- Is aware of their responsibility, as Executive Headteacher of Church of England schools, to maintain their faith commitment and their caring and nurturing environments while continuing to improve our drive to achieve excellent results.
- Exhibits confidence, empathy and a clear focus on continuing to build a healthy workplace culture to benefit the wellbeing of staff and pupils.
- Understands the values of the school in welcoming children and families of all backgrounds and abilities and ensuring that they all have the best support in place to achieve.
- Is an inspirational leader who is committed to delivering the Schools’ vision for the children, staff and communities we serve.
- Has the expertise to build a senior leadership team across the Federation to secure leadership capacity for the future.
- Promotes and enhances the wellbeing of the team, developing a distributed leadership, nurturing opportunities for all staff to learn and grow to their full potential.
We can offer you:
- Happy, caring and supportive schools, with well-behaved children who respect each other and have a passion for learning.
- Excellent school locations and areas
- A Governing Body that is committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues - this includes the wellbeing of all staff members – and which is experienced, committed and passionate about our schools and ensuring our children reach their potential.
- Support from the parents, Local Authority, Diocese of York, and a dedicated staff team.
- An ambitious curriculum, which aims to give every child a love for learning and enriching opportunities.
- Relocation assistance and competitive remuneration package through the OA
If you feel ready to be our next Executive Headteacher and you can bring your experience, enthusiasm, passion, commitment and energy to deliver our vision for our wonderful children and motivated staff, we would love to hear from you.
For an informal, confidential conversation about the role and to arrange a school visit (Easter holidays only), please call Julie Crichton on 07581143421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Julie has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.
- Schools Visits – To be arranged by appointment only, they are only offering visits during the Easter Holidays
- Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 11th April
- Shortlisting: Thursday, 15th April
- Interviews: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th May
When applying please take into account the following:
The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification (see campaign site). 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.
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to undertaking an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.