Allow me to extend a warm welcome from all governors, staff and children of Newby & Scalby Primary School. I am delighted you have shown interest in joining us and I look forward to sharing with you what makes our school a very special place to work. Our children are delightful, happy, confident and energetic. They are passionate about their learning, be it in the classroom or through other areas of our developed curriculum such as dance, art, PE, music and the outdoors.
Over many years together we have built a learning community that puts the whole child and their development, along with harnessing the skills of our staff at our very heart. You will be joining a school with a high staff retention and my job as Headteacher is to make sure colleagues are supported and challenged to be lifelong learners.
Working at Newby & Scalby is incredibly rewarding. Due to our well-deserved reputation across the area we place huge importance on developing talent – and in many ways our ‘research school’ ethos has resulted in many staff being developed as a support professional. I get an incredible buzz from seeing our children reach their full potential through our staff training and development focus.
As the founding primary school member of the Coast and Vale Learning Trust our team are working in partnership with our sister school Friarage Primary to share, learn and create a primary hub our area can be proud of. Through our Trust we are able to access the support and resources from our Teaching School, which means as a staff member you have a wide range of colleagues, tools and resources to help you develop not just in the classroom but beyond.
I hope that you will take the time to come and see and experience for yourself the warm and welcoming atmosphere which makes our vision a reality.
Good luck with your application. I look forward to reading it.
Paul Davidson - Headteacher