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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L21 £71,795

What skills and experience we're looking for

In particular, we are looking for an Headteacher who;

  • Is skilled to lead, manage and motivate the whole school community and to lead by example, actively modelling and embedding the Christian vision and core Christian values of the school into all areas of school life.
  • Possesses the experience, motivation and resilience to move us forwards and embrace any future challenges.
  • Has an ability to work with subject leaders to continue to develop and implement a curriculum that is exciting and inspiring for pupils and staff.
  • Has the wisdom to monitor children’s progress across all age groups and abilities and to support where necessary to ensure consistency.
  • Is equipped to coach and mentor staff to support their continuous development in order that they can perform their roles in the most effective way possible.
  • Has a proven track record of delivering high standards in learning and teaching.
  • Is eager to promote a culture of continuous improvement, considering feedback from pupils, staff and parents.
  • Can work innovatively within the resource constraints of a village school and deliver memorable experiences for children.
  • Is enthusiastic, passionate and committed to the continued success of the school, improving the outcomes for all children and maintaining effective partnerships with parents/carers, the local community, the Local Authority and the Diocese.

What the school offers its staff

This is a rewarding headship; you will be able to lead our school on to the next stage of its journey and to shape the way ahead. You must exhibit confidence, empathy and a clear focus on building a healthy workplace culture to benefit the wellbeing of the pupils and staff.

It will be a great opportunity to develop and implement effective strategies to maintain and raise standards and continually improve pupil attainment and progress. With a meticulous eye for detail, you must be able to support the diverse needs of pupils and the provision for each individual child, whilst maintaining the ability to balance budgetary constraints.

We can offer you:

  • A happy, caring and supportive school, with dedicated staff, supportive families and enthusiastic and motivated pupils.
  • A school that is committed to continuous improvement through its Christian ethos to maintain its high academic performance.
  • An excellent opportunity to provide strategic leadership and direction, working collaboratively and constructively with the governing body to achieve this.
  • A small but thriving PTA who actively support the school, and parents who engage with the school and their children’s learning.
  • A governing body that are committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues - this includes the wellbeing of all staff members – and who are experienced, committed and passionate about our school and ensuring all children reach their potential.
  • Support from the Local Authority, Diocese of Leeds, and a dedicated staff team. Pastoral support from parish clergy.

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

Further details about the role

For more information about this exciting opportunity, how to apply, job description and person specification, please visit our dedicated campaign site:


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: Sunday 19th February

Shortlisting: Thursday 23rd February

Interviews: Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March

Please click the link to see the suggested date and times to visit the school.


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 referees.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

​This post is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.

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About Killinghall Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
181 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Arranging a visit to Killinghall Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@killinghall.n-yorks.sch.uk.

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