26 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    22 November 2021

  • Application deadline

    2 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
L21 - L27

Job summary

Northstead Primary School, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Post: Headteacher
Number on Roll: 624
Commencing: September 2022
Salary: L21 – L27 (Relocation package of up to £8,000 available)
Contract Term: Permanent

We are a friendly, welcoming, child-centred primary school, which is in the beautiful seaside resort of Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast. The school works closely with their communities and their core values are demonstrated on a daily basis.

Our Opportunity
This is a rewarding Headship; you will be able to lead our coastal school on the next stage of our journey and by incorporating a clear vision for the future development of our school, 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 outstanding and
to fully meet the needs of the community it serves in an ever-changing educational landscape.

Your remit will be to raise standards by developing the school, with an ability to effect change at pace and to work collaboratively with colleagues, in the school, across the school, and with the wider communities. 

Skills Required:
•Inspirational with an impressive record of accomplishment of school improvement
•Effective and confident communicator with all stakeholders
•A visible and approachable presence who can engage and inspire
•High expectations of self and others
•Demonstratively be a positive role model for pupils, staff, and the wider community

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:
•Be someone who recognises the importance of maintaining the school’s existing values and
aims while instilling their own leadership and identity.
•Be committed to creating a safe, caring environment where pupils can thrive socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively, morally and physically.
•Be a committed leader with excellent interpersonal skills, who can motivate and manage all stakeholders, effectively shaping and delivering the strategic plan.
•Have the skills as a passionate leader to make a difference, to enhance teaching and learning, enriching the personal development of our young children and ensuring everyone - staff, governors and pupils achieve their potential.
•Have strong leadership and the ability to develop the school team, to be their best and to work together as one team for the benefit of the children and whilst still keeping a strong bond as a staff team within the school and having the ability to challenge robustly and constructively.
•Possess a good understanding of school financial planning, being able to look and recognise the strengths of staff across the school and make strategic decisions to safeguard the future of the school
•Have the experience, motivation and resilience to move the school forwards and embrace any further challenges.
•Understand that a thriving school can be the beating heart of a community and that their success or otherwise affects the wider community.
•Work with the subject leaders, supporting staff in planning a challenging and engaging curriculum.
•Be a passionate and determined professional who shows commitment to the whole breadth of the curriculum, utilising, not only our local areas but further afield to enhance cultural capital as part of our children’s learning and development.
•Exhibit confidence, empathy and a clear focus on continuing to build a healthy workplace culture to benefit the wellbeing of staff and pupils.
•Understand the values of the school in welcoming children and families of all backgrounds and abilities and ensuring that they all have the best support in place to achieve.
•Be an inspirational leader who is committed to delivering the school’s vision for the children, staff and communities we serve.
•Promote and enhance the wellbeing of the team, developing a distributed leadership, nurturing opportunities for all staff to learn and grow to their full potential.

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 staff members. They are experienced, committed and passionate about our school and wish to ensure our children reach their full potential.
•Support from the parents, Local Authority and a dedicated staff team.
•An ambitious curriculum, which aims to give every child a love for learning and enriching opportunities.
•Relocation assistance and competitive remuneration package through the Opportunity Area (OA)

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 spec) please visit our dedicated campaign site – https://bit.ly/2Z8C466

To arrange a school visit and for an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please call Julie Crichton who is supporting this recruitment process on behalf of Northstead School and can be contacted at North Yorkshire County Council on 07581 143421 or julie.crichton@northyorks.gov.uk

Key dates:
•School Visit: To arrange a school visit by appointment please contact Julie Crichton on 07581 143421 or @julie.crichton@northyorks.gov.uk
•Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 2nd January
•Shortlisting: Friday, 7th January
•Interviews: Thursday 20th and Friday 21st January

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.

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

For more information about this exciting opportunity and how to apply (and view the job description and Person spec) please visit our dedicated campaign site – https://bit.ly/2Z8C466

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Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
205 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number

About Broomfield School

Northstead School is situated in the beautiful seaside resort of Scarborough, on the East Coast of Yorkshire. Scarborough is centred around a pretty, horseshoe-shaped bay lapped by the North Sea. Sandy beaches, surfing opportunities, and hearty Yorkshire fare have made Scarborough a family favourite for more than 400 years. Our school is a larger than average Primary School with 632 children on roll and sits centrally within the local community serving a diverse community straddling the social spectrum.

Our school has a warm and welcoming feel. The children are well behaved, polite and genuinely care for each other and their school community. They are motivated leaners and have a great sense of pride in their work and the school.

Ofsted recognised – “The school is a calm, welcoming place in which pupils manage their conduct well inside and outside the classroom. Pupils know what is expected of them and make their way quietly through the school in good order when moving from class to assembly or the playground”– Ofsted 2016

Features and Benefits of our Schools:

Breakfast Club and After School Provision – 60/80 pupils daily
Magic Breakfast Scheme – open door policy from 8.30am where every child receives a breakfast snack on entering the classroom
Extensive extra-curricular offering
Great importance is placed on providing high quality visits to local attractions to enhance the children’s learning. For example - Y1 children explore their local environment visiting Peasholm Park, the North Bay and St. Marks Church, and Y5 ‘bring history alive’ through their visit to York
In KS2 Residential visits varying from 2 nights (in Y4) to 4 nights (in Y6), provide wonderful learning opportunities at residential centres like East Barnby (Y4) and Peat Rigg (Y6). Walking, canoeing, shelter building, and rock climbing are all introduced at a level suitable for pupils and staff
Large Sports field
House system

Our Pupils are the heart of our school; they are polite, treat each other with respect and their behaviour is good. Children’s attitudes to school and learning are good and they enjoy coming to school and show great interest in the learning activities provided for them.

The school fosters a welcoming, caring, stimulating and secure environment in which the children are encouraged to develop as learners. The Northstead Community of staff, governors, pupils and their families is committed to providing a nurturing and inspiring environment where everyone is safe, respected, supported and challenged. Nurturing the children within this environment enables them to develop to their potential and broaden their horizons; the Headteacher will be expected to lead by example. The ethos is reflected in the relationships between staff, children, parents and governors of the school.

Child wellbeing:

The emotional wellbeing of the children at the school has always been a high priority and children are encouraged to talk in class and to their peers about their mental health, for example through class circle time. Mental health has continued to be of key importance during the Covid pandemic and activities, such as mindfulness, have been shared with the children. Internet safety is also a key factor and regular information is shared with children and parents on how to stay safe on the internet.

Ofsted recognised – “Pupils’ conduct in class and around the school is good. They treat each other with dignity and respect. Pupils say they enjoy school and are safe in school. Parents and staff agree” – Ofsted 2016

Arranging a visit to Broomfield School

School Visit: To arrange a school visit by appointment please contact Julie Crichton on 07581 143421 or @julie.crichton@northyorks.gov.uk

School location

Broomfield Avenue, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8RG

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