Craven Pupil Referral Service, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
L14 – L21

Job summary

This is an excellent opportunity for a truly creative and forward thinking professional to make a mark at a school with outstanding potential. Given that Alternative Provision needs to deliver a bigger and broader range of services, while strengthening partnerships and collaborations and seeking new opportunities, your role will be key to ensuring we deliver and commission provision that meets the needs of all our stakeholders.

We are looking for a leader with vision, able to motivate pupils, stakeholders and staff. This will include directing the school’s strategic planning, leading the development of the curriculum and delivering an outstanding provision that meets the needs of our pupils as well as those we serve in the wider and extended education community. You will also lead through a restructuring of our provision.

To apply, you will need a thorough knowledge of national education strategy and the wider context for Alternative Provision, and have the creativity to identify and maximise the potential of the service onsite, across the region and beyond. We believe that the opportunities are boundless, and aspire to be a centre of excellence that delivers innovative solutions that meet a regional need.

You must also be able to demonstrate the ability to network, develop partnerships and collaborations and creatively formulate provision in an environment of constant change.

In return, we will offer you support, the opportunity to develop a truly unique and dynamic provision and access to continued professional development.

Applying for the job

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school
Education phase
School size
10 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
07976 653898

About Craven Pupil Referral Service

A warm and friendly school, we are committed to delivering a safe and supportive environment where all pupils learn, progress and have aspirations for the future. As well as benefitting from significant, on-going local authority support, we also have excellent facilities, and committed, pupil centred staff recognised for their outstanding teaching and learning practice.

Skipton is a picturesque market town, serving a large surrounding rural area including the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the north. It is an appealing place to live, offering excellent primary and secondary schools and a wide variety of sporting and cultural activities.

It is ideally situated with easy access not only to areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Lake District, the Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors but also larger towns such as Harrogate, York, Leeds, Bradford and Manchester. Rail and road links are excellent; Leeds Bradford Airport is only forty minutes away, Manchester Airport an hour.

Arranging a visit to Craven Pupil Referral Service

As you will understand, given the current situation with Covid – 19, it may not be possible to visit our school in advance of your application and it is highly likely that the assessment event will take place remotely.

However, for an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please call Steve Cooper on 07976 653898. Steve is supporting the Governors in this recruitment process.

School location

The Snaygill Centre, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2QS

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