Headteacher, North Yorkshire

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Greatwood Community Primary SchoolNorth Yorkshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L15 - L21 £55,600 - £64,417
Contract term: Permanent

This is an excellent opportunity to drive and continue the development of our Outstanding school.

Greatwood is a great school! The building itself is unique with fantastic facilities, a modern feel and extensive grounds; providing a happy place to learn. We are a proud school filled with a strong community spirit. Learning is at the heart of everything we do. We are well regarded and have exceptionally high expectations and standards which we work hard to maintain.

An enhanced mainstream school for Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH), we offer a highly inclusive learning environment in which all children achieve well. We also use this expertise to deliver support to many other schools in the area.

We are seeking to appoint a committed and experienced professional with a remit to lead the school in its next phase of development and continue to raise standards. Able to effectively manage workload, provide professional leadership and direct the school’s strategic planning, you must share our pride and all round high expectations.

To succeed, you must be a proven leader and manager with the drive and determination to build on our success. A strong communicator, you must also be able to grow and develop partnerships and effectively motivate, inspire and develop staff.

In return we can offer you a supportive governing body, a committed school community, a strong and experienced team of staff and continued professional development.

Greatwood is set in the picturesque market town of Skipton, gateway to the Dales and voted “Happiest Place to Live in the UK 2017”. Skipton is a delightful place offering the best of all worlds; olde-worlde charm and the hustle and bustle of a lively market town which has evolved naturally over the centuries and consequently retained its many historic features.

Boasting a good network of transport links, Skipton is easily accessible by road from all directions. There are regular local and national bus services as well as rail connections to Leeds, Bradford, Morecambe and Carlisle.

Visits to the school are welcome. We have appointments available from 1:30pm on Wednesday 14th and 21st March, we may be able to offer some flexibility if these times are not convenient. Please call Jo or Diane, (school administrators) on 01756 793 609 to make an appointment or email: admin@greatwood.n-yorks.sch.uk Such a visit is not part of the selection process and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the final outcome.

For more information and to apply please visit our dedicated website: www.nyresourcing.co.uk/greatwood

Key Dates:

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Sunday 25th March
Shortlisting: Wednesday 28th March
Interviews: Thursday 19 & Friday 20 April

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. The information in Supporting Information will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.

When making your application, please provide details of 2 employment referees.

Greatwood Community Primary School 
Pinhaw Road,
North Yorkshire,
BD23 2SJ
Number on Roll: 213 School and 36 Nursery

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More about Greatwood Community Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Pinhaw Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2SJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1756 793609
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