Wistow Parochial CE VC Primary School,
Church Hill,
Lordship Lane,
Wistow,
Selby
YO8 3UU


Tel; 01757 268378

Headteacher (Maternity vacancy to April 2023)



We are a small, rural village primary school, just outside Selby and currently have 116 children on roll. We are a faith school, who promote our school’s core values of: respect, resilience, honesty and forgiveness. Our school is continually evolving and we need a new team member to join and continue to lead our school with passion, innovation and drive.
At Wistow, we all work together as a team to support, encourage each other and make sure that everyone achieves their full potential so that we can all ’Be the best that we can be!’ We were judged by Ofsted as ‘Good’ in October 2019, with outstanding ‘Personal Development’ and ‘Outstanding’ in our last church school SIAMS inspection in June 2017.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, committed and highly focused leader, who wants to take that next step in their career, whilst our current head teacher is on maternity leave, and continue to build on the successes to date at Wistow School.

We are looking for:

  • An inspirational leader with excellent classroom practice, who has the ability to teach across all primary school key stages
  • A senior and experienced teacher with high expectations of themselves, children’s achievements, attainment and behaviour
  • An experienced leader in school, with some leadership responsibility and possible leadership qualification or working towards
  • A leader with drive, high expectations and aspirations for children, families and colleagues  Experience of curriculum development
  • Knowledge of monitoring, tracking whole school, local and national data
  • Someone who can lead with passion and drive, whilst ensuring that school is a fun and safe place to learn
  • A supportive leader with the desire to promote and celebrate our Christian values
  • A team player who is passionate about children’s learning and keen to see all children are inspired and succeed with enjoyment and enthusiasm in school
  • A person who sees the importance of the wider community in supporting all to flourish
  • Someone who can continue to push the school’s vision and values forward in line with all stakeholders and maintain high expectations across the whole school
  • A hard working person who is driven, adaptable to change and ready to throw themselves into all areas of school life
  • Someone who will lead a genuine child-centred approach
  • A leader and teacher who puts children at the heart of all they do
  • Safeguarding training that will enable them to step into the role of Designated Safeguarding lead
  • Someone who will foster relationships with the children, parents and the community, and also be able to communicate professionally with external agencies
  • A fun and enthusiastic person who is ready to be part of something special and who displays and embodies our school mission statement and values.
  • If you feel that this post is right for you, we can offer you:
  • The opportunity to step into the role of Head Teacher, in a happy, forward moving school, with support from all staff, senior leadership team, governors and parents
  • A strong Christian caring ethos
  • A welcoming, dedicated and supportive team
  • A fun learning environment with children who are ready to learn
  • Supportive families who work in partnership with the school
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • A fun, vibrant and happy school where you can thrive and enjoy coming to work each day.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join and lead our energetic, committed and passionate team, where we strive to achieve excellence in all we do. This post would be suitable for someone with aspirations and drive in education and who desires to take that next step from deputy or assistant head to head teacher.

This post is temporary and also can be reduced at any point, with 28 days’ notice if the maternity is shortened. You can find out more about us by taking a look at our school website (www.wistowschool.co.uk) or Facebook page. This is very much a strategic role that will influence practice, motivate teams, ensure accountability and contribute to school development and improvement.

For such a key role we are asking possible applicants to visit the school prior to application. Please email admin@wistow.n-yorks.sch.uk or call 01757 268378 to book a convenient time. To apply for this position, please download an application form and complete and return it to either the school e-mail address: admin@wistow.n-yorks.sch.uk or via post to:- Angela Dethridge Business Manager Wistow Parochial CE VC Primary School Church Hill Wistow Selby YO8 3UU


Job description and how to apply are on the NYCC website; https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/headteacher-temporary-maternity-cover-wistow-parochial-cofe-voluntary-controlled-primary-school

An Enhanced Level DBS clearance is required for appointment to this post.