South Kilvington CE Primary School,
Stockton Road,
South Kilvington,
United Kingdom,

Number on Roll: 94
Post: Headteacher
Teaching commitment: 0.2fte
Commencing: 2020
Salary: L8 – L14 £48,808 - £56,579

Rated as Good by Ofsted (2017) and by SIAMS (2019), we are a thriving Church of England school located just over a mile to the north of Thirsk. Our ethos is very much child centred and incorporates distinct Christian values. We provide a stimulating and structured curriculum which allows self-esteem to flourish within an environment which is welcoming, nurturing, inclusive and supportive to all. Our aim is to create an imaginative, inspirational teaching environment where every child is happy at school, enabling them to achieve their full potential. The core of our children live within the catchment area with the remainder travelling from further afield.

Our location ensures we benefit from excellent connectivity with easy access to the A19 and A1(M) and East Coast Mainline railway stations in Thirsk and nearby Northallerton.

We have strong links to the North Star Alliance which supports teaching staff with professional development opportunities. In addition, we are active in the community and benefit from good relationships with parents, local authority, Diocese of York and our local church.

An effective leader and communicator, your role will be to inspire and influence children, staff and stakeholders while developing and promoting our Christian values. As well as assuming responsibility for all aspects of school life, you will also direct the strategic plan, lead the development of the curriculum and deliver an outstanding provision which meets the needs of all our children.

A creative thinker with high expectations for all, you must be able to demonstrate well-developed leadership skills, a talent for developing and motivating others and the expertise to effectively analyse school data and manage the budget.

In return, we can offer you an extremely supportive governing body and the freedom to shape the future of our school.

We very much welcome school visits, so if you would like the opportunity to come along and find out more please call Sarah Smith, School administrator on 01845 523191. If you have any questions about the role, please call Steve Cooper at North Yorkshire County Council on 01609 536578.

For more information and to apply please visit our dedicated website:

We look forward to receiving your application.

Key Dates:

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 8 March

Shortlisting: Wednesday 11 March

Assessment Event: Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 March

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 for this post.