Headteacher, North Yorkshire

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Eskdale SchoolNorth Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L19 – L24, £61,341 - £69,330
Contract term: Permanent

Rated by Ofsted as Good (December 2017) Eskdale School is on an ambitious journey, taking it from 11-14 to 11-16 in September 2018. As a result, the school will grow dramatically, increasing both its student and staff numbers. We are currently working with Caedmon College Whitby to ensure there is a strong post-16 provision in the locality. The school prides itself on being a truly caring place, and, to quote Ofsted, “The school has a very caring ethos. Staff, students and parents value this. As a result, excellent relationships and good behaviour are the norm and students feel safe”.

As we move forward and grow, this ethos will be very much at the forefront of our thoughts.

As a school, 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 are also recognised for the excellent pastoral and careers support we provide to our students.

This is a real opportunity to make a significant difference in a school which has clearly identified objectives and a real desire to achieve. You will need the presence, ambition and the expertise to deliver strong, clear leadership while effectively communicating your vision across the school community.

Supported by the Governing Board, you will use your abilities to build partnerships and influence thinking. You will also need to be financially astute, effectively managing resources while building teams and ensuring our friendly, caring culture is maintained.

If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please contact Lisa Thompson, Office Manager on 01947 602856 or email: admin@eskdale.n-yorks.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Key dates:

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 18 March

Shortlisting: Thursday 22 March
Assessment Event: Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 April

When applying please take into account the following:

For further information and to apply, please visit our dedicated recruitment website: www.nyresourcing.co.uk/eskdale

Supporting Information:

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


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More about Eskdale School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stainsacre Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1947 602856
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Eskdale School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in Whitby, North Yorkshire. It is a community state school that works closely with Scalby School in Scarborough. A much smaller than average siz...