• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 March 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    1 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (One year fixed term contract)
MPS 1 - MPS4

Job summary

EYFS/KS1 teacher (one year fixed term contract initially)
Up to MPS 4 (NQT’s welcomed)

‘Come and join a village primary school that is part of an outstanding teaching alliance and a national English hub’

If you want to work in a village setting with wonderful well behaved children, supportive leadership and tailored professional learning opportunities then we want to hear from you!
Here at Lealholm Primary School we share a special and unique learning community with Glaisdale and Castleton Primaries, and we are proud to serve the village of Lealholm and surrounding areas around Whitby. The three schools are also part of a newly formed group of academies with Airy Hill and Westcliff in Whitby, known as Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust (YEAT).

YEAT is also one of the first 32 schools nationally to be a designated ‘English Hub’ which delivers excellence in early language and phonics teaching in reception and KS1.
Being part of such a unique setting will not suit everyone. This is more than just a job. You will be required to be flexible in your approach, take ownership of fresh thinking and look to continually seek improvements throughout the school, in order to enhance everything we do for the children, ourselves and our community. In return, you will be fully supported, given space to breathe, and be recognised as an individual within an amazing team. You will also benefit from a wealth of different experience between the staff and governors. You will become part of a very special ‘family’.

Our teachers benefit from a team of highly skilled Teaching Assistants that play an important part in school life. Life at our schools is calm, purposeful and enjoyable.
We have smaller than average classes, and highly supportive staff, governors, families and community. By having three distinct schools working as one has allowed our EYFS, KS1 and KS2 teachers to share work load, curriculum ideas and best practice.

Our ongoing development in terms of educational achievement and commitment to raising standards is at the forefront of our thinking, and we have a great induction package in place to support you in your professional development throughout your time at Lealholm and at YEAT.

Our opportunity

We are looking to appoint a colleague to join us our mixed EYFS/KS1 teacher. Your new class will have 10 wonderful children for you to teach. As a small village school our Headteacher Helen Ward is also the Strategic Lead across our Trust, and this is a fantastic opportunity for a teacher to either start or continue their teaching career.
This is a one year fixed term post to start in September 2021.

We are looking for:

• A skilled professional who has an engaging and dynamic style of teaching and can differentiate across EYFS and KS1.
• Someone who has the drive and ambition to make sure our children achieve their very best, and promotes academic excellence
• A developing or established teacher with a flair and passion for primary education who will embrace working and teaching in our school.
We can offer you:
• Delightful children who respect each other, have a thirst for learning new things and a staff culture which allows new members to thrive and develop.
• Opportunities to further develop your craft and a leadership team that will support your ideas and use school resources to help your career aspirations.
• A village school where staff tell us they ‘have tailored professional opportunities and are encouraged to play their part in our distributed leadership structure.
• Children who love being here and in their words ‘Lealholm is a happy school and we learn from each other’.

Join us and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about. Please contact James on the details below.

We are proud to work alongside with our fellow primary and secondary schools and we believe we have a unique opportunity for colleagues to grow, develop and thrive in their career as part of our coastal community. For more information on our Coastal Offer and how you can make a difference by teaching on the Yorkshire Coast please visit www.teachyc.co.uk

We actively welcome informal conversations with Helen Ward (Heateacher). Please contact James to organise.
The date of commencement for this post will be September 2021. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: Monday 15th March at 9am

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a chat with the Headteacher and for an application pack please contact James Annetts at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 534939 / 07966261249

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

Applying for the job

For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a chat with the Headteacher and for an application pack please contact James Annetts at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 534939 / 07966261249

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
30 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Lealholm Primary School

Allow me to extend a warm welcome from all governors, staff and children at Lealholm Primary School. I am delighted you have shown interest in joining us and I look forward to sharing with you what makes our school a very special place to work.

Our children are delightful, happy, confident and energetic. They are passionate about their learning and enjoy a wide curriculum, with access to 1:1 iPads, outdoor learning areas and well-stocked libraries. Through the pandemic, they have demonstrated incredible resilience, adapting to new ways of learning, including contributing to live virtual lessons. Our children have many talents and we pride ourselves in providing lots of opportunities for every child to contribute to the wider school community. We are looking for a teacher and developing leader who can take the love of learning that our children come to school with each day and use it to inspire awe and wonder; someone who can embrace all aspects of the curriculum.

As Headteacher I am fortunate to work alongside a staff team who share my enthusiasm for educational excellence and who are equally as ambitious as I in working towards our long-term vision. We work closely together with our Trust village partner schools Castleton and Glaisdale, and the staff teams across all three are passionate about their work and supportive of each other. Flexibility is crucial, particularly within our small school settings, and the successful candidates will need to lead by example in this respect.

This is an exciting time to join us. As part of the Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust, our team are working in partnership across the Whitby area to share, learn and inspire. Through our Trust we are able to access support, training and resources from the Esk Valley Alliance and Yorkshire Endeavour English Hub, which means staff members have a wide range of colleagues, tools and resources to help them develop not just in the classroom but beyond.

I hope that you will take the time to find out more about our school. Good luck with your application. I look forward to reading it.

Helen Ward, Headteacher of Lealholm Primary School

Arranging a visit to Lealholm Primary School

For an informal conversation about the role, to arrange a chat with the Headteacher and for an application pack please contact James Annetts at Resourcing Solutions (North Yorkshire County Council) at james.annetts@northyorks.gov.uk or call 01609 534939 / 07966261249

School location

Lealholm, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2AQ

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