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Aim High, Be Happy, Celebrate, Together

Applegarth Primary School, Upwell Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL7 8QF

Number on Roll: 282

Post: Headteacher

Commencing: September 2019

Salary: L14 – L20 £55,064 - £63,805

Currently rated as Good by Ofsted (April 2018), Applegarth Primary School represents an excellent opportunity for a headteacher to lead, shape and influence our future, while building on our strengths to ensure continued success.

Situated in the market town of Northallerton, we are a warm, happy school where we value our community and have an ethos of kindness and support for each other, placing a high premium on creating a learning environment in which children thrive in a ‘vibrant, exciting and happy school’ with a ‘friendly feel’.

Our school is comprised of a mix of old Victorian and new buildings, with a dedicated wildlife area within the school grounds and access to an offsite facility. Our local area has a rich historical heritage and this is a key aspect for which we have been awarded national accreditation as a ‘Heritage School’.  A very popular school, we are over-subscribed and working on plans to manage the increasing demand for places.

You will promote high expectations across all areas of the curriculum, in regards to pupils’ attainment and progress, behaviour, attitudes to learning; supporting our pupil’s wellbeing and supporting families; providing an atmosphere in which all pupils can learn, play and grow and showing support to each other.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, committed and experienced professional who is passionate about promoting excellence in teaching and learning, with a strong focus on pupils’ academic attainment, achievement and personal development.

Able to effectively motivate, inspire and influence our children, staff and stakeholders, you will assume responsibility for all aspects of school life. This will include directing our strategic planning, leading curriculum development and, above all, delivering an outstanding provision which meets the needs of all our young people and aims for excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils.

To succeed, you must be a proven leader and manager able to raise expectations, maximise pupil achievement and engage positively with our large and diverse parent/family community. Visible and accessible, you must also have the ability to further develop our team, effectively deploying staff and other resources. 

There is clearly much potential and with highly committed, experienced, and loyal staff, strong relationships with parents and carers and a supportive LA and governing body, there is much to look forward to.

In return, we can offer you strong support, the freedom to shape the future of the school and the opportunity for your continued professional development.

We very much welcome school visits. If you’d like the opportunity to visit, please call Linda Rutherford, School Administrator on 01609 773521 or email  

For an informal conversation about the role please call Steve Cooper at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 536578, email:


Key Dates:

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 9 December

Shortlisting date: Wednesday 12 December

Assessment event: Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 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. 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 completing your application, please provide 2 employment references. A faith reference is not required.


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