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Dear Applicant

On behalf of the governing body, I would like to thank you for your interest in the role of Headteacher at Starbeck Community Primary School.  I am sure you will find this information useful and that it will encourage you to apply for this exciting, challenging and rewarding position.

Starbeck School is a welcoming, happy and friendly school and has excellent links with the local community.  Our children are happy and well behaved and have a good attitude to learning. We have a committed and experienced staff, a thriving and supportive PTA and a governing body focused on providing support to the school.

At Starbeck School we aim to provide our children with memorable and powerful learning experiences and promote an ethos of self-belief, respect, resilience and high expectations for ourselves and others in everything we learn and achieve.  As an enhanced mainstream school for social, emotional and mental health (SEMH), we strive to provide an inclusive, caring and supportive environment in which pupils are valued equally and are given opportunities to develop and to reach aspirational targets.

The latest Ofsted assessment (April 2017) rated the school as Special Measures and will become an Academy in the near future.  However, since then, we have made significant improvements.  We are looking for a leader with the vision, skills and experience to build on this improvement and continue the good work to improve the school performance.

Starbeck School is situated on the outskirts of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate and is in close reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the North Yorkshire Moors, Pennines and Lake District.

We would love for you to come and visit, to experience for yourself our school.  However, such a visit is not part of the selection process and whether or not applicants have visited will not influence the final outcome.

Please contact the school on 01423 884780 to make an appointment or email:  

I hope you found this helpful and that it will encourage you to apply. On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in Starbeck Community Primary School.

Yours faithfully,


Richard Walker

Chair of Governors


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