Brandesburton Primary School, Driffield, YO25 8RG

This job expired on 1 September 2021 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    1 September 2021 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 July 2021

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Headteacher job summary

 Head Teacher

Brandesburton Primary School 


L10-16 (£52,723-£61,166) 

Required from January 2022 

“Together We Believe, Together We Achieve” 

This is the vision of Brandesburton Primary School. Staff, governors and parents work together to nurture good citizens with strong moral values, attitudes and beliefs.  We recognise and celebrate individuality and value everyone. 

After 12 years of successful headship, the current postholder is moving on, so the Governing body are seeking to appoint an exceptionally able and motivated individual who will be fully committed to maintaining the established high standards whilst drawing from their own personal experience and skill set to augment the many strengths of our happy and successful school. 

Set in a small East Yorkshire village, Brandesburton is a school at the heart of the local community and encourages parents, stakeholders and other members of the local community to be involved in the school on a daily basis. We have a small but dedicated, strong and experienced staff. 

It is a beautiful grade 2 listed building, situated in lovely school grounds and is the oldest building still in use as a school in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

The successful candidate will: 

·        have the wellbeing of children and staff as central to all developments and actions. 
·        support and work with both governors and the leadership team to further develop the school’s strategic direction, bringing new ideas to the way we work while also inspiring and supporting our children and staff to continue to become the best they can be. 
·        have experience of managing and motivating staff whilst successfully implementing whole school improvement. 
·        understand and work within the budgeting restrictions of a small, rural school. 

Governors are committed to supporting our new Headteacher’s professional development 

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

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About Brandesburton Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
163 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01964 542472

Dear Candidate

Thank you so much for the interest in the position of Headteacher at Brandesburton Primary School.

We are advertising this position as our current Head Teacher is moving on to exciting new projects, having driven the school forward for more than a decade with great leadership, hard work, enthusiasm, loyalty and inspired professionalism.

Brandesburton Primary is well established at the heart of our East Yorkshire village and we have over 175 years of history here to be proud of. Having said that, we’re a school of the 21st century – with a modern ethos which has been instilled by the headteacher and her team of very talented staff.

Our curriculum is exciting and fun, our teachers want our children to enjoy learning – right from Foundation Stage until the time they leave us, at the end of Year 6. In addition to learning, we’re proud that our pupils are involved with school sports, art, performance and music. We put ‘being a great ambassador for Brandesburton Primary School’ at the top of the list of essential qualities that our children develop.

So, what are we looking for from you?

Well, our new Head Teacher will be a strong leader. Somebody at home with budgets, data and admin and somebody who will inspire our staff and pupils to even greater heights. You’ll be at least a ‘good’ teacher yourself and comfortable dropping into any of the school’s settings at short notice, as required. You’ll lead by example and be an excellent role model to staff and pupils. You’ll be engaging, sympathetic and very at home dealing with parents and the wider Brandesburton community.

The Governing Body sees itself as an integral part of the school’s success and our new Head Teacher can be assured of our on-going support. We look forward to meeting you and hearing ideas from you which will propel the school forward for the next decade.

We would encourage candidates to visit the school in order to get a feel for our brilliant, modern school in its 175 year old setting. We suggest visiting on either Friday 9th or Friday 16th July. If you’d like to come and see us, please ring the school and speak to Katie Tomlinson to arrange a convenient time.

We would like to thank you again for your interest in the post and we look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely Phil White, Chair of Governors, and the Governor Team

Arranging a visit to Brandesburton Primary School

Visits to the School By arrangement via appointment 9th and 16th July 2021

Closing date:1st September 2021 

Shortlisting: 3rd September 2021 

Interviews: Candidates will need to be available across two days; 13th and 14th September 2021 

Start date: January 2022

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