Filey School, Filey, YO14 0HG

22 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    3 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    9 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



L26 – L30

Headteacher job summary

Are you an innovative and ambitious senior leader?

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work with a team of exceptional educational professionals, and lead the newest addition to our Trust family?

Our Opportunity

This is a rewarding Headship; you will lead our coastal school onto the next stage of our journey within our new Trust, and by incorporating a clear vision for the future development of our school, plan what that journey might look like. This is an excellent opportunity to provide strategic leadership and direction in a school with a supportive team of staff and a Trust history of robust leadership. We want our dynamic, energetic and driven Headteacher working towards all students achieving the best possible outcomes whilst maintaining the highest levels of staff and student wellbeing.

You will not be joining a single school, rather a family of schools that can thrive together, share resources and help each other through difficult times. We believe in ‘servant leadership’ where the principles of service underpin all we do.

We can offer you:

  • Significant levels of support from Coast and Vale Learning Trust, through our Central Improvement Team, who are relentless in their work to improve and transform our schools.
  • A school improvement partnership model which will allow you to thrive within our Trust as Headteacher.
  • As well as being committed to your ongoing development and training we also offer a range of employee benefits including a competitive salary, access to the Teachers Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme as well as a variety of retail discounts.
  • Relocation assistance and competitive remuneration package of up to £8,000.

About You

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a proven record of success working with secondary age children, have recent school leadership experience, either as an existing Headteacher or Deputy Head and be committed to providing the children with a high-quality education and environment. Experience working with challenging behaviour is advantageous.

You will:

  • Be a committed leader with excellent interpersonal skills who can motivate and manage all stakeholders, effectively shaping and delivering the strategic plan.
  • 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.
  • Be able to provide excellent and robust staff management.
  • Have progressive IT skills and a deep understanding of the significance and importance of consistent data monitoring.
  • Consider and shape how we can adapt our practices innovatively to promote and enhance the wellbeing of our staff team.
  • 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.
  • Show practical knowledge and experience in raising standards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Be someone who is capable of and confident in making difficult decisions and ask challenging questions in order to seek the best possible outcome for our school as a whole.

For more information about this exciting opportunity and how to apply, please visit our dedicated recruitment microsite. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applying for the job

Applications Process: Please apply via the campaign site, click the APPLY button right at the bottom, which will bring up the word application form and return all completed application forms to helen.poole@northyorks.gov.uk

Key dates:

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 9th September 2022

Shortlisting: Monday 12th September 2022

Interviews: Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd September 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 (see campaign site). 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, one of which must be your most recent employer.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people we work with and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including an enhanced DBS check. We have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our Schools.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. We want to recruit the right people for the Trust, from the widest possible backgrounds, to make the most of each individual’s different knowledge and experience.

Your privacy is important to us. By submitting your personal data or information to us, you agree this will be handled in accordance with the Trust’s “Privacy Notice Recruitment” which can be found in the attached documents section.

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Supporting documents

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

About Filey School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
Up to 855 pupils
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
07890 055186

Filey School is a friendly secondary school situated in the beautiful seaside resort of Filey on the Yorkshire coast. The school works closely with their community and their core values are demonstrated on a daily basis. Filey School is the latest addition to the Coast and Vale Learning Trust in June 2022.

Having faced some challenges in our recent history, our school has great ambition to provide outstanding learning outcomes, where each student is valued and motivated to strive for excellence. Coast and Vale Learning Trust has an excellent track record of raising educational standards across their schools and are excited to support the successful applicant in implementing their vision and strategies for improvement.

The Trust

Coast and Vale Learning Trust is a growing family of schools located on the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. The Trust was founded by Scalby Secondary School but has grown over the last few years to include Newby and Scalby Primary School, Friarage Primary School and Scarborough University Technical College (SUTC) in Scarborough, Lady Lumley’s Secondary School in Pickering, and Filey School in Filey. Our ambition is to continue to welcome new schools into our Trust where we can add capacity, resources, improvement and make sure all our young people have access to the very best education.

The aim of the Trust is to serve all the education community along the North Yorkshire Coast and down the Vale of Pickering. We are committed to supporting all schools in becoming great schools, whether they are part of Coast and Vale Learning Trust or not. The learners of our community deserve the best education regardless of their background or location.

Choosing where to work and who to work for is one of the vitally important decisions in life. In choosing to work for Coast and Vale Learning Trust you would be joining a team of colleagues dedicated to transforming the lives of 3000 children and young people.

We have a simple vision in wanting our schools to be places ‘where children and staff thrive’. Coast and Vale Learning Trust will work tirelessly to make this a reality.

Arranging a visit to Filey School

Visits to the School are invited and encouraged; to arrange a school visit by appointment please contact Helen Poole on 07890 055186 or helen.poole@northyorks.gov.uk.

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