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Forest of Galtres Primary School

Details about this role

Job reference: fog_head_140122

Level/salary range: Leadership Scale Point 13 – 16

Hours of work: Full time, Full year

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date for applicants: Midnight, 6 February 2022

Interviews: February 2022

Start date: Easter/September 2022

  • Click here to download the job description and person specification for this role: fog_head_140122
  • For further details about this role, please email recruitment@hslt.academy

What this role involves

We are currently seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspirational Headteacher for Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary School which is located in the picturesque village of Shipton-by-Beningbrough, near York.

Forest of Galtres Primary School is part of Hope Sentamu Learning Trust which is a highly collaborative family of fifteen schools, seven of which are primary, committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities which it serves. The successful candidate will have senior leadership experience in a primary school with a strong desire to make a real difference to our pupils. Providing specialist expertise and highly visible leadership, you will contribute in securing and driving forward the educational standards.

You will ensure that the vision and priorities are clearly articulated, shared and translated into agreed objectives and operational plans which permeate all aspects of school life and promote and sustain school improvement. Headteachers within the Trust are closely supported by a skilled and professional central services team with daily operations, finance, human resources and school improvement.

We would welcome applications from existing Headteachers and Deputy Heads wanting to further their career in a developing village school at the heart of its community, supported by a highly regarded Trust. So, if you are a committed educationalist, steeped in the skills and knowledge of school improvement, with a belief in the power of co-operation to achieve great things – please get in touch with us and consider applying.


About us

At Forest of Galtres Primary School we are committed to nurturing your children as they grow through school. All staff work together to provide a rich and exciting learning environment built around our school vision and our core values of Care, Creativity, Courage, Collaboration and the Christian Faith. Our school has a distinctive ethos as the only Anglican Methodist primary school in North Yorkshire: this is shown in the very high level of care that we show towards everyone in our school.

In 2016 we chose to convert to academy status and since December 2016 we have been part of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust York family of schools.

We have recently developed our indoor and outdoor Early Years Foundation Stage provision and now admit children aged from 3 years as part of the 30hrs entitlement for families. From September 2017, Shipton Preschool and Toddlers have also been based on site and in April 2019, this became our school Nursery, providing education and care for children aged 2 years and above.

Application form

Job reference: fog_head_140122
How to apply

Please complete the online application form below and this will be automatically submitted.

Alternatively, you can complete this application form (clicking the link will download a Microsoft Word file) and email it to Chris Shepherd, HR Officer: E: recruitment@hslt.academy

About you - Step 1 of 12

IMPORTANT: Before you begin...

The following application form is split into 12 sections which should take around 30 minutes to complete. As there is currently no facility for applicants to save their progress, you may find it helpful to have the following standard interview information to hand, prior to filling out your application: education history, qualifications, employment history, references etc.

Although all sections are straightforward, Section 6 (Supporting Statement) requires applicants to describe how they meet the essential criteria of the person specification. Information, examples and evidence to illustrate how you feel you meet the essential criteria should also be included. As there is currently no facility for applicants to save their progress, you may find it useful to compose this statement separately (e.g. in Microsoft Word) before copying and pasting your text into the box in Section 6.

Other than the answers you provide throughout the following form, if you have additional information you would like to include in support of your application, please record it at the end of your Supporting Statement (Section 6).


Please note: a copy of your submitted application form will be emailed to you on completion.

If you have any questions about this application form, please email recruitment@hslt.academy clearly stating the job reference number.

Forest of Galtres Primary School – Headteacher

Job reference: fog_head_140122

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