Headteacher, North Yorkshire

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Tadcaster Grammar SchoolNorth Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L33 – L39: £87,732 - £101,574
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Number on Roll: 1545

Creativity, inspiration and achievement are what Tadcaster Grammar School is all about.  Are you ready to come and join us and inspire our students to learn?
We are looking for an individual who will lead our school with vision, passion and positivity.  An innovative thinker who will inspire and lead their team to deliver outstanding results.

Set in the North Yorkshire town of Tadcaster, Tadcaster Grammar School is a mixed comprehensive school of 1545 students aged 11-18.  Situated in attractive woodland grounds, the student population is drawn from a wide geographical area.  The School is part of The STAR MAT; a Multi-Academy Trust established in May 2018, currently comprising 9 schools (1 secondary and 8 primary).  The Trust includes both Church of England and community schools.

Rated ‘good’ by OFSTED, Tadcaster Grammar School was ranked by the Sunday Times in both 2017 and 2018 as one of the top 20 state schools in the North of England.  Through our “culture of excellence” we pride ourselves in offering all our students the opportunity for high academic achievement, vocational opportunities and personal fulfilment through a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.  We also have very strong guidance and pastoral care systems which ensure that all students are valued and supported.

Building on the strong progress firmly established over the last few years, we are seeking to appoint a motivated individual with vision, dedication and the highest aspirations for all members of the school community, who will build on our achievements and continue our drive to be outstanding in every way. 

To succeed, you must be a strong communicator and have the ability to forge and promote positive relationships with all staff, students, parents and carers.  You will be committed to the personal moral and social development of our students as well as to the very highest academic standards, within the context of our ethos and values. 

You must be financially astute, possessing the skills to build partnerships, while delivering an outstanding educational provision that is sustainable for the long term.  In addition, you must be able to interpret and use data to drive performance, and manage resources while ensuring our friendly, caring culture is maintained.

You will lead highly committed, experienced and loyal staff and have strong relationships with Governors, Trustees, other Headteachers, the wider education community.

In return, we can offer you strong support, the opportunity to help shape the future of our School and continued professional development.  You will be supported by skilled, professional and experienced leadership team.

For an informal conversation about the role please call Rachel Wales who is supporting this recruitment process on behalf of Tadcaster Grammar School and can be contacted at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 532597 or email rachel.wales@northyorks.gov.uk

We very much welcome school visits. If you would like the opportunity to visit, please email Claire Earl, CEO’s PA, c.earl@tgs.startmat.uk  Dates when we can accommodate visits are detailed below - if these are not possible for you please contact Claire, as we may be able to offer alternatives.

For more information and to apply, please go to www.nyresourcing.co.uk/tgs

Key dates:

School visits: Wednesday 6 March (9am) or Wednesday 13 March (1.30pm)
Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 17 March
Shortlisting: Wednesday 20 March 
Interviews: Tuesday 2 & Wednesday 3 April

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. 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.

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More about Tadcaster Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Toulston, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9NB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1937 833466
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