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Job details
Employer Lady Elizabeth Hastings' CE VA Primary School
Location Leeds
Salary details: L10 – L16 (£48,771 - £56,511)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018 or sooner

Ref: 8863

Lady Elizabeth Hastings' is a Church of England, voluntary aided primary school set in the rural community of Thorp Arch, only 5 minutes from the A1 allowing for an easy commute from Leeds, Harrogate, York and the surrounding villages. The school provides an exceptionally positive and welcoming environment with high standards of pastoral care. Rated as a ‘good’ school with outstanding features by Ofsted and ‘outstanding’ by SIAMS in 2015, our curriculum provides an exciting and stimulating context for learning and high achievement.

Ours is a welcoming, safe, fun and outward-looking school community in which Christian values are lived out. These core values, informing all aspects of school life, are friendship, reverence and courage. Inspired by a culture of creativity, coupled with high expectations, our confident, happy and caring children are active learners who achieve their best.

The schools in this area have a long established practice of working closely together, nine of these schools work within The Wharfe Valley Learning Partnership (WVLP). The Partnership is a Cooperative Educational Trust, enabling each school to keep its unique identity and autonomy, whilst simultaneously working closely together to benefit our children, young people and communities.

The governors are seeking to appoint;

  • A committed and experienced professional with the vision to build on our existing strengths and promote the Christian faith in a way that is relevant and inspiring to young people
  • A practising Christian, who must also be an effective leader, motivator and team builder
  • You must have the ability and presence to inspire and influence pupils, staff and stakeholders, leading by example and encouraging collaboration. As well as assuming responsibility for all aspects of school life
  • You will also direct the schools strategic planning, lead the development of the curriculum and deliver an outstanding provision which meets the needs of all our young people. Creative and resilient, you must be able to demonstrate well-developed leadership skills.
  • You need to be approachable, visible, and at the heart of school life, you will promote ambition and equality throughout the school and its wider community. In return, we can offer you strong support, and the opportunity for your continued professional development

If you would like to come to our school, meet us and find out more about the opportunity, you can contact Mrs Mandy Taverner to arrange your visit. Please contact her on 01937 842 566 or send an email to

For more information and to apply, please contact Emily Harker (0113) 3788525 or email alternatively you can visit Leeds City Council's dedicated recruitment website:<

Closing date: 3rd July 2017
Shortlisting: Wednesday 5th July
Assessment: Monday 17th July
Interview: Tuesday 18th July

Lady Elizabeth Hastings’ Thorp Arch CE VA Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and expects all staff, Governors and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Important notes - please read before you apply:

The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification. This section will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence in this section.

It is an essential criteria for this post that the applicant is a practising Christian, who will actively live out and embed the Christian Vision an core Christian Values of the school, in accordance with the tenets of the religious denomination of the School (i.e. belonging to a Church in membership of Churches Together in Britain & Ireland), Schools Standards & Framework Act 1998, S60.  A faith reference will be requested in addition to two standard references. 

You are reminded that this is an application form for a post in a Church of England Voluntary Aided school, in which the Governing Body is the employer. If you are appointed, the Contract you will be asked to sign includes the following clause:

“As the Headteacher of a Church of England School, you are required to have regard to the Christian character of the School and its Foundation, and to undertake not to do anything in any way contrary to the interests of the Foundation. You are required to give and/or supervise the giving of religious education in accordance with the doctrines of the Church of England and the Trust Deed of the School. You are required to take part in and lead acts of religious worship”.

About the employer

Information about Lady Elizabeth Hastings' CE VA Primary School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status State - Voluntary Aided
Gender Mixed
Age range 4 - 11 years
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Locations and contacts

Dowkell Lane
Thorp Arch
West Yorkshire
LS23 7AQ
United Kingdom
+44 1937 842566