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Dear Applicant,

On behalf of the governing body, I would like to thank you for your interest in applying for the job of Headteacher at Wistow Parochial Primary School. I hope that you find this informative and that it will encourage you to visit our school and to apply for this exciting, challenging and rewarding position.

Wistow Parochial Primary School has much to offer. We are welcoming and friendly with happy and well behaved children, a highly committed staff and supportive parents and governors.

Christian values are at the heart of our school and worship is conducted in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England.

Our ethos is based on "be the best that you can be!" 

Alongside this motto run our Golden Values - Honesty, Resilience, Forgiveness and Respect

Currently, we are rated as Outstanding by SIAMS (June 2017) and Good by Ofsted (2015). We are keen to build on our success while recognising that there are improvements we need to make. Principally, these are Key Stage 2 data, improving teaching and learning and raising attainment across the school.

We are seeking a leader who has the vision, skills and experience to build on the school’s success by securing our ‘good’ Ofsted rating and moving us forward to ‘outstanding’ while upholding our distinctive Christian ethos.

If you feel that you have the necessary attributes for this post and are enthusiastic about joining us, I would be delighted to receive your application. Please complete your application giving evidence of your own skills, experience and knowledge under the headings shown in the Person Specification.

If you are considering applying, I would encourage you to visit the school. Please contact the school office on 01757 268378 or email: to arrange a visit.

May I wish you every success with your application.

Yours faithfully,

Carla Turton

Chair of Governors


Diocese of York

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