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  • Application deadline

    30 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Maternity or parental leave cover (from April 25th 2022, for a temporary contract of up to one year.)
£54,091 - £58,135 per annum pro rata

Job summary


Wistow Parochial C of E Primary School

Temporary – Maternity Cover

Head Teacher, Leadership 11 - Leadership 14

The Head teacher and governors of Wistow Parochial C of E Primary School would like to make you aware that an opportunity has arisen to cover the position of Head Teacher from April 25th 2022, for a temporary contract of up to one year.

Grade: Leadership Pay Scale 11 – 14

Hours: Full time

Contract Type: Temporary Maternity Cover to April 2023

Closing Date: Sunday 30th January 2022

Interview Date: Dates to be confirmed

Venue: Wistow Parochial CE VC Primary School, Church Hill, Lordship Lane, Wistow, Selby YO8 3UU (Please use YO8 3XE for Sat Navs)

Starting Date: Monday 25 April 2022

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

We are a small, rural village primary school, just outside Selby and currently have 116 children on roll. We are a faith school, who promote our school’s core values of: respect, resilience, honesty and forgiveness. Our school is continually evolving and we need a new team member to join and continue to lead our school with passion, innovation and drive.

At Wistow, we all work together as a team to support, encourage each other and make sure that everyone achieves their full potential so that we can all ’Be the best that we can be!’ We were judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in October 2019, with outstanding ‘Personal Development’ and ‘Outstanding’ in our last church school SIAMS inspection in June 2017.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, committed and highly focused leader, who wants to take that next step in their career, whilst our current head teacher is on maternity leave, and continue to build on the successes to date at Wistow School.

We are looking for:

An inspirational leader with excellent classroom practice, who has the ability to teach across all primary school key stages
A senior and experienced teacher with high expectations of themselves, children’s achievements, attainment and behaviour
An experienced leader in school, with some leadership responsibility and possible leadership qualification or working towards
A leader with drive, high expectations and aspirations for children, families and colleagues
Experience of curriculum development
Knowledge of monitoring, tracking whole school, local and national data
Someone who can lead with passion and drive, whilst ensuring that school is a fun and safe place to learn
A supportive leader with the desire to promote and celebrate our Christian values
A team player who is passionate about children’s learning and keen to see all children are inspired and succeed with enjoyment and enthusiasm in school
A person who sees the importance of the wider community in supporting all to flourish
Someone who can continue to push the school’s vision and values forward in line with all stakeholders and maintain high expectations across the whole school
A hard working person who is driven, adaptable to change and ready to throw themselves into all areas of school life
Someone who will lead a genuine child-centred approach
A leader and teacher who puts children at the heart of all they do
Safeguarding training that will enable them to step into the role of Designated Safeguarding leadSomeone who will foster relationships with the children, parents and the community, and also be able to communicate professionally with external agencies
A fun and enthusiastic person who is ready to be part of something special and who displays and embodies our school mission statement and values.

If you feel that this post is right for you, we can offer you:

The opportunity to step into the role of Head Teacher, in a happy, forward moving school, with support from all staff, senior leadership team, governors and parents
A strong Christian caring ethos
A welcoming, dedicated and supportive team
A fun learning environment with children who are ready to learn
Supportive families who work in partnership with the school
Continuous Professional Development
A fun, vibrant and happy school where you can thrive and enjoy coming to work each day.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join and lead our energetic, committed and passionate team, where we strive to achieve excellence in all we do. This post would be suitable for someone with aspirations and drive in education and who desires to take that next step from deputy or assistant head to head teacher.

This post is temporary and also can be reduced at any point, with 28 days’ notice if the maternity is shortened.

You can find out more about us by taking a look at our school website (www.wistowschool.co.uk) or Facebook page. This is very much a strategic role that will influence practice, motivate teams, ensure accountability and contribute to school development and improvement.

For such a key role we are asking possible applicants to visit the school prior to application. Please email admin@wistow.n-yorks.sch.uk or call 01757 268378 to book a convenient time.

Applying for the job

To apply for this position, please download an application form and complete and return it to either the school e-mail address: admin@wistow.n-yorks.sch.uk or via post to:-

Angela Dethridge

Business Manager

Wistow Parochial CE VC Primary School

Church Hill




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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
School size
117 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

About Wistow Parochial Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Welcome to Wistow. As Headteacher, I am extremely proud of our school and our wonderful children who make this such a great place to work and learn. We are committed to providing the very best possible care and education for all our children and our staff and governors are dedicated to ensuring each child experiences high quality teaching and learning, which nurtures and supports their individual interests and talents.

We strive to provide our children with a vibrant, engaging curriculum which motivates and inspires them to become enthusiastic, lifelong learners. We aim to provide the children with a rich, broad curriculum which embraces opportunities for creativity, the arts and sport. We also enjoy excellent links with our local community and we participate in events and projects within the local area.

At Wistow, everyone matters. The school’s values of honesty, resilience, forgiveness and respect are closely linked to Christian teaching and are at the heart of the life of the school. As a faith school, we are incredibly proud that we were judged as ‘Outstanding’ in our 2017 Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).

We believe strongly that education is a partnership between children, staff, governors and parents. If we work together, the most important aspect of the partnership will benefit – the pupils. Learning is a journey and it is one that we hope we can take together and make every child and ourselves ‘the best that we can be’.

As a school we are committed to continual improvement and are dedicated to ensuring your child’s time with us will be happy, enjoyable and inspiring. If you wish to know more, telephone/email for further details or come and visit the school, where we will be more than happy to show you around.

School location

Church Hill, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 3UU

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