Headteacher
Broomfield Primary School

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our opportunity for a Headteacher at Broomfield Primary School.  We have gathered together a great deal of useful information to help you understand our school, the culture and children. We believe that this position is one in which you can make a lasting difference to the lives of our children, their families and our staff while developing your own career.

Our school is located in a lovely semi-rural setting in the County Town of Northallerton, near the railway station and County Hall. Our school serves a desirable private residential estate and Northallerton’s surrounding Villages. The School has easy access to the good road links of the A1 and A19.  Our school has close contacts with their community and have a thriving PTA who support the school. The school has ‘out of hours’ provision provided by a private company on site. We are well supported by our North Yorkshire County Council Senior Education Advisor.

The children, staff, parents, our governing body and our community are proud of our school where children are engaged in their learning and despite the recent pandemic are enthusiastic learners with the potential to make rapid progress. Our school can build on its many strengths and achievements under a new Headteacher, our School staff have an accurate understanding of the current levels of achievement and are committed to making sure the children make the necessary progress. Our Governing body have a good understanding of the strengths and areas for development of the school and very much look forward with working with the new Headteacher

In an ever-changing educational environment, there will be many exciting challenges ahead. Our school needs to continue to develop ever-stronger links with the governing body, parents and staff who actively support the school and you will need to maintain and develop the relationships which the school has built with the wider communities.

It is important to all at that our new Headteacher is a confident, engaging communicator with a positive outlook to support the community feel post-Covid to ensure continuation of the family atmosphere of the school, and who also respects difference and is dedicated to enabling all learners to aim high and achieve their potential.

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Grant Hopkins on 07581143421 or email grant.hopkins@northyorks.gov.uk. Grant has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role. To arrange a school visit by appointment please contact Grant we would also encourage applicants to have a look at the school website to get a feel for our school.

On behalf of the governing body, thank you again for your interest in Broomfield Primary School and we look forward to receiving your application.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Shuttleworth

Chair of Governors

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Broomfield Primary School, Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Post:  Headteacher
Number on Roll:  198
Commencing: April 2021
Salary:  L12 – L18
Contract Term: Permanent

Broomfield Primary School is located in a lovely semi-rural setting in the County Town of Northallerton, near the railway station and County Hall. Our school serves a desirable private residential estate and Northallerton’s surrounding Villages. The School has easy access to the good road links of the A1 and A19.  Our school has close contacts with their community and have a thriving PTA who support the school. The school has ‘out of hours’ provision provided by a private company on site. We are well supported by our North Yorkshire County Council Senior Education Advisor.

The children, staff, parents, our governing body and our community are proud of our school where children are engaged in their learning and despite the recent pandemic are enthusiastic learners with the potential to make rapid progress. Our school can build on its many strengths and achievements under a new Headteacher, our School staff have an accurate understanding of the current levels of achievement and are committed to making sure the children make the necessary progress. Our Governing body have a good understanding of the strengths and areas for development of the school and very much look forward with working with the new Headteacher

In an ever-changing educational environment, there will be many exciting challenges ahead. Our school needs to continue to develop ever-stronger links with the governing body, parents and staff who actively support the school and you will need to maintain and develop the relationships which the school has built with the wider communities.

Our Opportunity

This is a rewarding Headship; you will be able to lead our school on to the next stage of its journey and understand what our journey might look like. You must exhibit confidence, be an engaging communicator that displays empathy and has a clear focus on continuing to build a healthy workplace culture to benefit the wellbeing of staff and pupils.

  • Passionate commitment to education
  • Setting and achieving challenging goals
  • High expectations of self and others
  • Skillful communication according to audience
  • Respect for others
  • Building effective teams

        We can offer you:

  • An excellent opportunity to provide strategic leadership and direction while building upon the high standards already in place.
  • A Leadership team that has a culture of high expectation and ambition for the school. The staff team shares expertise and good practice and has a shared vision and responsibility for school improvement.
  • A happy, caring and supportive school, with children who respect and care for each other and have a thirst for learning.
  • An ambitious curriculum, which aims to give every child a love for learning and enriching opportunities.
  • A Governing Body who are committed and passionate about our school and ensuring our children reach their potential and are committed to providing support on all matters including more sensitive or difficult issues, this includes the wellbeing of all staff members.
  • Support from the Local Authority and a dedicated staff team.

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

For more information about this wonderful opportunity, how to apply and job description and person spec please visit our dedicated campaign site - 

For an informal, confidential conversation about the role please call Grant Hopkins on 07971837589 or email grant.hopkins@northyorks.gov.uk. Grant has been engaged to support us with recruitment to this key role.

Key dates:

  • School visits by appointment only – Please Telephone Grant Hopkins to make arrangements
  • Application closing date: Sunday 12th December
  • Shortlisting: Thursday 16th December
  • Interviews: Thursday 6th and Friday 7th January

When applying please take into account the following:

Job Description

Person Specification

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.

References
When completing your application, please provide two employment references.

Safeguarding
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.