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Headteacher – Northstead Community Primary School, Scarborough

Headteacher - Northstead Community Primary School, Scarborough

Northstead Primary School, Scarborough, North Yorkshire  

Post: Headteacher  

Number on Roll: 624 

Commencing: September 2022 

Salary: L21 – L27 (Relocation package of up to £8,000 available)  

Contract Term: Permanent  


We are a friendly, welcoming, child-centred  primary school, which  is  in  the beautiful seaside resort of Scarborough, on the Yorkshire coast. The school works closely with their communities and  their  core values are demonstrated on a daily basis. 


Our Opportunity  

This is a rewarding Headship; you will be able to lead our coastal school on the next stage of our journey and by incorporating a clear  vision  for  the future  development of our  school, plan what that journey might look like.


It is an exciting opportunity for the new  Headteacher  who, as a dynamic,  innovative,  and  experienced  professional, will  lead  the  school  to  become  outstanding  and to  fully  meet  the  needs  of  the  community  it serves in an  ever-changing  educational  landscape. 


Your remit will be to raise standards by developing the school, with  an  ability  to effect change at pace  and  to  work collaboratively  with  colleagues,  in the  school,  across  the  school,  and  with the  wider communities.  


Skills Required:

  •  Inspirational with an impressive record of accomplishment of school improvement
  •  Effective and confident communicator with all stakeholders
  •  A visible and approachable presence who can engage and inspire
  •  High expectations of self and others
  • Demonstratively be a positive role model for pupils, staff, and the wider community 

About You 

To be successful, you must be able to demonstrate a proven record of accomplishment of working with children, have recent school leadership experience and be committed to providing the children with a high-quality  education and environment. 


You  will:

  •  Be  someone  who  recognises  the  importance  of maintaining  the  schoolexisting  values  and  aims while  in-stilling their  own  leadership  and  identity.
  •  Be committed  to creating  a safe, caring  environment where pupils  can  thrive  socially, emotionally,  intellectually, creatively,  morally and  physically
  •  Be a committed leader with excellent interpersonal skills,  who can motivate and manage all stakeholders, effectively shaping and delivering the strategic plan.
  •  Have the skills as a passionate leader to make a difference, to enhance teaching and learning, enriching the personal development of our young children and ensuring everyone - staff, governors and pupils achieve their potential. 
  •  Have strong leadership and the ability to develop the school team, to be their best and to work together as one team for the benefit of the children and whilst still keeping a strong bond as a staff team within the school and having the ability to challenge robustly and constructively.
  •  Possess  a good understanding of school financial planning, being able to look and recognise the strengths of staff across the school and make strategic decisions to safeguard the future of the school
  •  Have the experience, motivation and resilience to move the school forwards and embrace any further challenges. Understand that a thriving school can be the beating heart of a community and that their success or otherwise affects the wider community.
  •  Work with the subject leaders, supporting staff in planning a challenging and engaging curriculum. 
  •  Be a passionate and determined professional who shows commitment to the whole breadth of the curriculum, utilising, not only our local areas but further afield to enhance cultural capital as part of our children’s learning and development.
  •  Exhibit confidence, empathy and a clear focus on continuing to build a healthy workplace culture to benefit the wellbeing of staff and pupils.
  •  Understand the values of the school in welcoming children and families of all backgrounds and abilities and ensuring that they all have the best support in place to achieve. 
  •  Bean inspirational leader who is committed to delivering the school’s vision for the children, staff and communities we serve. 
  •  Promote and enhance the wellbeing of the team, developing a distributed leadership, nurturing opportunities for all staff to learn and grow to their full potential.

We can offer you: 

  • A happy, caring and supportive school, with well-behaved children who respect each other and have a passion for learning. 
  • An excellent school location in a beautiful area 
  • A Governing Body that is committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues including the wellbeing of all staff members. They are experienced, committed and passionate about our school and wish to ensure our children reach their full potential.  
  • Support from the parents, Local Authority and a dedicated staff team.  
  • An ambitious curriculum, which aims to give every child a love for learning and enriching opportunities
  •  Relocation assistance and competitive remuneration package through the Opportunity Area (OA) 


If you feel ready to be our next Headteacher and you can bring your experience, enthusiasm, passion, commitment, and energy to deliver our vision for our wonderful children and motivated staff, we would love to hear from you.  


For more information about this exciting opportunity and how to apply  (and view the job description and Person spec)  please visit our dedicated campaign site –


To arrange a school visit and for an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please call Julie Crichton who is supporting this recruitment process on behalf of Northstead School and can be contacted at North Yorkshire County Council on 07581 143421 or 


Key dates:

  •  School Visit: To arrange a school visit by appointment please contact Julie Crichton on  07581 143421 or email -
  •  Application closing date: Midnight, Sunday 2nd January 
  •  Shortlisting:  Friday, 7th January  
  •  Interviews: Thursday 20th and Friday 21st January  

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 (see campaign site). 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.  



Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to undertaking an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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