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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    15 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 September 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

L11 - £60,488 – L18 - £71,729

What skills and experience we're looking for

To be successful, you must be able to demonstrate success in raising standards or leading a significant whole-school development, you must also have recent school senior leadership experience and be committed to providing the children with a high-quality education. You will be someone who will actively model and promote the school’s values (CHaS) of Caring, Helping and Sharing), EDI and Whitley and Egg borough’s collective determination that no child should be ‘left behind’.

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.
  • Have strong experience of managing collaborative approaches to the curriculum
  • Be an inspirational and 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 as a whole.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate superb leadership skills with the ability to challenge robustly and constructively.
  • Have a proven ability to analyse and communicate complex data and written information
  • Be someone who recognises the importance of maintaining the school’s existing values while instilling their own leadership and identity.
  • Have a thorough understanding and experience of school self-evaluation and improvement planning
  • Be an outstanding teaching practitioner able to set and achieve ambitious goals, continually seeking to raise standards

What the school offers its staff

  • 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.

Further details about the role

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.

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 Diane on officemanager@whitley.n-yorks.sch.uk

School Visit Dates:

Week Commencing 2nd October

Tuesday 3rd October 1.00 - 2.00 pm and 2.00 - 3.00 pm

Thursday 5th October 11.30 - 12.30 pm, 1.00 - 2.00 pm, 2.00-3.00pm

Friday 6th October 9.30-10.30 am and 10.30-11.00 am

Week Commencing 9th October

Monday 9th October at 9.30-10.30 am and 1.15 am-2.15am

Tuesday 10th October 1.30-2.30 pm

Friday 13th October 9.30-10.30 am, 11.00-12am or 1.00pm-2.00pm

Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 15th October

Shortlisting: Thursday 19th October

Interviews: Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th October

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.

Due to maximum DFE word count limits this advert has been edited down slightly - see full advert attached.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to meeting the needs of our community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this. 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 Whitley and Eggborough Community Primary School

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

Built at the end of the 1800s, the school was extended in the late 1960s and then again in 2011. The buildings and school grounds are fully used to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. The school is set in large open grounds with an extensive playing field and hard surface play area. Within the grounds is a woodland with mature trees. The main school comprises nine well-equipped classrooms with a library and a separate building which is space for varied use. The classrooms all have easy access to cloakrooms and toilet facilities and all rooms are spacious. Interactive screens are in all classrooms. Each class has around 8-10 Chromebooks and in addition, there is a trolley with a class set of Chromebooks. The school keeps up to date with technology and ensures continual investment. There is an onsite kitchen where freshly cooked meals are prepared daily. A team of midday supervisory assistants oversees the children at lunchtime (mostly TA’s). The staff of the school are energetic, talented, hardworking and dedicated. Whole school approaches to planning, recording and assessment are in place. Teachers generally work in pairs to plan the curriculum. All subjects of the national curriculum are coordinated by four teams of curriculum area leaders. A senior leadership team supports the above systems and leads the performance management system. The school is supported by its Governing Body and by the parents. The Governing Body meets six times each year and holds additional finance meetings in order that the committee can conduct its business. The governors are active in their role as strategic planners and operate as the school’s critical friend.

Arranging a visit to Whitley and Eggborough Community Primary School

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

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