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This job expired on 28 June 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Standard full time hours

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L11 £57,075 – L16 £64,541

What skills and experience we're looking for

As Headteacher at Thirsk you will be leading a team of motivated, enthusiastic and skilled staff, fully committed to moving the school forward on the next stage of our journey towards excellence.

It is an exciting opportunity for the new Headteacher who, as a dynamic, innovative, and experienced professional, will lead the school 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.

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 community.

In particular, we are looking for an Headteacher who will;

  • Be a committed leader with excellent interpersonal skills who can motivate and manage all stakeholders, effectively shaping and delivering the strategic plan.
  • Be an inspirational, dynamic leader who actively encourages and respects the views of others
  • Have a continuing drive to reflect, learn and strive for positive development, for themselves, their staff team, the children and our school.
  • 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.
  • Have a strong understanding of removing the barriers for disadvantaged learners; the skill of ensuring that the more vulnerable children make strong progress in their learning.
  • Be collaborative and outward looking, developing partnerships for the benefit of the school and the wider educational community.

(Please note, due to DFE maximum word count this information has been edited down - see the full job listing attached)


What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A happy, caring and supportive school, with dedicated staff, supportive families, enthusiastic and motivated pupils and support from the local authority.
  • A school that is committed to continuous improvement through its 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 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.

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

Further details about the role

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:

School Visits: School visits are invited, to arrange a visit by appointment only please contact – admin@thirsk-pri.n-yorks.sch.uk

Application closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 28th June

Shortlisting: Tuesday 11th July

Interviews: Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July

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.

References

When completing your application, please provide two employment referees.

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.

North Yorkshire Council (NYC) advertise vacancies 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Thirsk Community Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
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School size
150 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01845524349

Arranging a visit to Thirsk Community Primary School

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

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