Alverton Primary School, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1RB

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    April 2023 or sooner

  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Salary: L13 – L19

Headteacher job summary

As Headteacher at Alverton you will be leading a team of motivated, enthusiastic and skilled staff, fully committed to moving the school forward on the next stage of our journey towards excellence.

It is an exciting opportunity for the new Headteacher who, as a dynamic, innovative, and experienced professional, will lead the school to become outstanding and to fully meet the needs of the community it serves in an ever-changing educational landscape. Your remit will be to raise standards by developing the school, with an ability to effect change at pace and to work collaboratively with colleagues, in the school, across the school, and with the wider community.

About You

To be successful, you must be able to demonstrate success in raising standards or leading a significant whole-school development, You must have recent school leadership experience and be committed to providing the children with a high-quality education. Someone who will actively model and promote the school’s values and Alverton’s collective determination that no child should be ‘left behind’.

You will:

  • Be a committed leader with excellent interpersonal skills who can motivate and manage all stakeholders, effectively shaping and delivering the strategic plan.
  • Be an inspirational and dynamic leader who actively encourages and respects the views of others
  • Have a continuing drive to reflect, learn and strive for positive development, for themselves, their staff team, the children and our school as a whole.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of young people, social, physical and emotional alongside educational needs, and ensure that the school provides a rounded provision to nurture them.
  • Be collaborative and outward looking, developing partnerships for the benefit of the school and the wider educational community
  • Demonstrate superb leadership skills with ability to challenge robustly and constructively.
  • Be someone who recognises the importance of maintaining the school’s existing values while instilling their own leadership and identity.
  • Be an outstanding teaching practitioner able to set and achieve ambitious goals and continually seek to raise standards and promote our vision, values and aims in a way that is relevant and inspiring to all.
  • Consider and shape how we can adapt our practices innovatively to promote and enhance the wellbeing of our staff team.
  • Be someone who is capable of and confident in making difficult decisions and asking challenging questions in order to seek the best possible outcome for our school as a whole.
  • Be a strategic thinker able to plan long, medium and short term.
  • Be able to review our financial resources and look at how we invest in our school.

Using the application form

If you feel ready to be our next Headteacher and you can bring your experience, enthusiasm, drive, commitment, and energy to deliver our vision for our wonderful children and motivated staff, we would love to hear from you.

For more information about this exciting opportunity and how to apply (and view the Job Description and Person Specification) please visit our dedicated campaign site – https://nyresourcing.co.uk/alverton-primary-school-headteacher/

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Julie Crichton on 07816251317 or email Julie.crichton@northyorks.gov.uk
Julie has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.

Key dates:

Application closing date: Midday, Friday 7th October 2022
Shortlisting: Monday 10th October 2022
Interviews: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October 2022

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.

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.

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Supporting documents

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

About Alverton Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
271 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

Alverton is a friendly, welcoming, child-centred primary school in the beautiful market town of Northallerton in North Yorkshire. We provide a safe and purposeful environment, within which each pupil is valued and motivated to strive for excellence. At Alverton we see the diversity in our community as a strength of the school and we aim to ensure that every pupil is challenged and supported to achieve.

Alverton is close to the Yorkshire Dales and coastal resorts. Situated 60 miles from Newcastle, 50 miles from Leeds and 30 miles from York, it benefits from excellent rail links on Trans Pennine and East Coast main line as well as being very close to both the A1M and A19 making it an easy commute from Teesside, Darlington, York, Harrogate, Newcastle and Leeds.

Arranging a visit to Alverton Primary School

School visits are invited, to arrange a visit by appointment only please contact Bernadette Ward on admin@alverton.n-yorks.sch.uk

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