5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L25 £85,146 to L31 £97,639 (Relocation Support from £5,000 – T&C Apply)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a proven record of success working with secondary age pupils, have recent and substantial school leadership experience, either as an existing Headteacher, Assistant Head or Deputy Head, and be committed to providing the pupils with a high-quality education and environment. You must exhibit confidence, empathy and a clear focus on continuing to build a healthy workplace culture to benefit the wellbeing of staff and pupils.

You will:

  • Be a committed and collaborative leader, keen to engage actively in partnership, working extremely close and building strong working partnerships with our local primary schools and this sharing of ideas, collaborations and collegiate support is essential going into the future initiatives that deliver real benefits for pupils, staff and the wider community.
  • Be outward looking, seeking opportunities to learn from and work with others with excellent interpersonal skills who can motivate and manage all stakeholders, effectively shaping and delivering the strategic plan.
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership and management to staff with the ability to challenge robustly and constructively, yet considering how we can adapt our practices innovatively to promote and enhance the wellbeing of our staff team. Be someone who recognises the importance of maintaining the school’s existing values, while instilling their own leadership and identity.
  • Demonstrate robust financial management, ensuring we can invest successfully in our school, and maximise our resources to improve the outcomes and life chances of pupils.
  • 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.
  • Have well-developed IT skills and an understanding of the evolving role of technology in education
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of the significance and importance of consistent data monitoring.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of young people, and ensure that the school provides a rounded provision to nurture them.
  • 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.
  • Have a continuing drive to reflect, learn and strive for positive development, for yourself, your staff team, the pupils and our school as a whole.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A happy, caring and supportive school, with well-behaved pupils who respect each other and have a thirst for learning.
  • An excellent opportunity to provide strategic leadership and direction whilst building upon the high standards already in place.
  • A Governing Body that is committed to providing support on all matters, including more sensitive or difficult issues - this includes the wellbeing of all staff members – and who are passionate about our school and committed to ensuring our pupils reach their potential.
  • Support from the governors, our dedicated staff team and the Local Authority, North Yorkshire Council.

Further details about the role

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

For more information about this wonderful opportunity, how to apply and to view the job description and person specification please visit our dedicated campaign site – https://nyresourcing.co.uk/risedale-school-headteacher/

For an informal, confidential conversation please call Helen Poole on 01609 532 254or emailhelen.poole@northyorks.gov.ukto arrange a call. Helen has been engaged to support us with recruiting to this exciting opportunity.

Key dates:

  • School Visits by appointment only: To arrange a school visit please contact the schools’ business manager, Stef Blood between 09:00 - 15:00 on 01748 833501 Ext: 202or blood.s@risedale.org.uk
  • Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 3rd March
  • Shortlisting: Wednesday 6th (evening) March
  • Interviews: Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March

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.


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 have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list 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.

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies and process applications on behalf of schools and external organisations (third parties) in North Yorkshire. NYC are not responsible for the recruitment/employment practices of third parties and accept no liability in relation to the vacancy and any subsequent recruitment/employment processes. Further information on how we process your data can be found here.

Commitment to safeguarding

Risedale School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in our school. We will protect and support our vulnerable children, children who need support through early help, children in need and children who have a child protection plan. All North Yorkshire schools, including Risedale School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership procedures.

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About Risedale School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
589 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01748 833501

Risedale School is a smaller than the average-sized secondary school and currently has over 580 pupils aged 11-16 years. It enjoys an enviable and growing reputation in its local community. Links with the Armed Forces are strong. The school has one of the largest proportions of service children (over 52%) of any secondary school in the UK. This military connection is an essential part of the school’s distinctive character.

Arranging a visit to Risedale School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email blood.s@risedale.org.uk.

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