Headteacher, North Yorkshire

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Settle CollegeNorth Yorkshire

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £71,053 - £82,293
Contract term: Permanent

Number on Roll: 588

Set in the Yorkshire Dales and with strong community support, Settle College is a successful secondary school of 588 students, including 80 in the Sixth Form. With well qualified staff, there are strong outcomes for all our students, and an excellent track record of university placement.

Salary: L25 - L31 £71,053 - £82,293

We pride ourselves on 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. Currently, we are rated as Good by Ofsted (November 2015).

Four terms ago our previous Head joined Ofsted and a decision was taken to enter an arrangement with Upper Wharfedale school to share their Headteacher for an interim four term period while further structural collaboration was investigated.

During this interim period, great strides have been made in defining roles, refining the SLT structure and strengthening pastoral care while maintaining continuity and momentum in all aspects of the school’s life. 

In the longer term neither academisation nor collaboration are ruled out (indeed the latter will be actively sought and is part of the strategic focus of this role), but this must be achieved from a strong sustainable position. To this end governors have set a strategic finance and development plan, which will underpin a secure long term future for high quality secondary and Post 16 education in Settle.

With support from an able Governing Body this position represents a real opportunity to make a significant impact in a school which has clearly identified objectives and a real desire to achieve. You will need the presence, ambition and expertise to deliver strong, clear leadership, raising expectations across the school community and building on our development plan. Financially astute, you will also build partnerships, influence thinking and effectively manage resources while maintaining the caring culture of the school.

We greatly welcome visits, and if you would like to do so please contact Hayley Kellett, Finance & HR Manager on 01729 822451 ext.268, or email H.Kellett@settlecollege.n-yorks.sch.uk, to make an appointment. Dates when we can accommodate visits are detailed below: if these are not possible for you please contact us and we may be able to offer alternatives.

Key dates:

  • School visits: Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 September
  • Closing date for applications: Midnight, Wednesday 26 September
  • Shortlisting: Tuesday 2 October
  • Interviews:  Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 October


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


Please provide details of 2 employment referees on your application form.

North Yorkshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

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More about Settle College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0AU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1729 822451
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Settle College is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in North Yorkshire’s Craven district. It is a community state school. The sixth form provides a selection of both academic and vocational courses, ...