Headteacher - Cowling Community Primary School

Cowling Community Primary School, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD22 0DF

7 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    3 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

L6-L18

Headteacher - Cowling Community Primary School job summary

Cowling Community Primary School, Cowling, North Yorkshire

Post: Headteacher

Number on Roll: 142

Commencing: January 2023 (or sooner if possible)

Salary: L6-L18

Contract Term: Permanent

We are a friendly, welcoming, child-centred Community Primary School, which is in the village of Cowling a rural village situated in North Yorkshire but bordering West Yorkshire and East Lancashire. We work closely with our community and our core values are demonstrated on a daily basis in all we do. The village has a population of approximately 3,000 with recent housing developments completed 5 years ago and no further ones planned. Cowling is largely a commuter village with some local employment but largely serves Skipton, Keighley and the larger cities beyond.

The school site and main building date from 1874 with extensions having been created to form a school building with 5 classrooms, good sized hall, kitchen, reception/office and extensive playing fields and extensive outdoor areas.

Our Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a school at the heart of its community; you will be able to lead our school on the next stage of our journey and by incorporating a clear vision for the future development of our school and plan what that journey might look like.

It is an exciting opportunity for the new Headteacher who, as a dynamic, innovative, and experienced professional, will lead the school to become the best it can be and fully meet the needs of the community it serves in an ever-changing educational landscape.

Skills Required:

Experience across the primary age range
Thorough knowledge of the National Curriculum
Demonstrable experience of senior leadership in education

Key Competencies

Passionate commitment to education
Strategic thinking
Setting and achieving challenging goals
Skilful communication according to audience
Respect for others
Building effective teams

About You

To be successful, you must be able to demonstrate a proven record of accomplishment of working with children, have recent school leadership experience and be committed to providing the children with a high-quality education and environment.

You will:

Have a proven record of planning for and raising achievement across the school and has the skills to maintain and accelerate pupil progress and attainment.
Someone who has experience as a classroom practitioner, with experience of teaching across the full primary age range.
Demonstrated strong and inspiring leadership
Strength in communication and inter-personal skills at all levels across all stakeholders
To be able to demonstrate Inclusion, collaboration, and empathy for all members of the school community, able to coach and develop all staff
Someone who is inspiring and believes in the extracurricular activities and the value of these for increasing the confidence and abilities of the children
Resilient
Thinks about the bigger picture, plans and executes the way in which to get there
An inclusive and inspiring communicator, someone that can build and grow strong relationships with staff, pupils and parent community, being present, visible and available to those groups.

We can offer you:

A happy, caring and supportive school, with well-behaved children who respect each other and have a passion for learning.
An excellent school location in a beautiful area
A Governing Body that is committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues including the wellbeing of all. They are experienced, committed and passionate about our school and wish to ensure our children reach their full potential.
Support from the parents, a dedicated staff team and the Local Authority.
An ambitious curriculum, which aims to give every child a love for learning and enriching opportunities.

If you feel ready to be our next 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 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/headteacher-vacancy-cowling-community-primary-school/

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Grant Hopkins on 07971837589 or email grant.hopkins@northyorks.gov.uk. Grant has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.

Visits to the Schools are invited, to arrange a school visit by appointment please contact Grant Hopkins on 07971837589 or grant.hopkins@northyorks.gov.uk

Key dates:

Application closing date: 3rd July 2022

Shortlisting: 8th July 2022

Interviews: 14th/15th July 2022

When applying please take into account the following:

Job Description

Person Specification

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 (see campaign site). This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

References

When completing your application, please provide two employment references.

Safeguarding

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.

Applying for the job

Please apply online through the North Yorkshire Jobs link

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Supporting documents

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

About Cowling Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
143 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
07971837589

We are a friendly, welcoming, child-centred Community Primary School, which is in the village of Cowling a rural village situated in North Yorkshire but bordering West Yorkshire and East Lancashire. We work closely with our community and our core values are demonstrated on a daily basis in all we do. The village has a population of approximately 3,000 with recent housing developments completed 5 years ago and no further ones planned. Cowling is largely a commuter village with some local employment but largely serves Skipton, Keighley and the larger cities beyond.

Arranging a visit to Cowling Community Primary School

Visits to the Schools are invited, to arrange a school visit by appointment please contact Grant Hopkins on 07971837589 or grant.hopkins@northyorks.gov.uk

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