Working at Riverside School as part of the STAR MAT

Riverside is an exciting and inspirational place to work.

Our pupils constantly display exceptionally positive behaviour - they want to learn and are committed to working with staff for the good of the school.

Riverside is a founding member of the STAR Multi-academy Trust.

All Riverside employees are employed by the STARMAT.

You can read some information for applicants about our wonderful MAT by clicking HERE


The STAR Multi-Academy Trust has thorough approaches to Safer Recruitment.  Please read our Safeguarding Policy here before applying for any position with us.

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Current Vacancies at Riverside


Deputy Headteacher -Riverside School

Are you ready for a Senior Leadership post in a highly inclusive school with an excellent local reputation?

Are you passionate about children’s learning?

Do you aspire to progress towards or wish to develop experience towards being a Headteacher in Primary Education?

We are looking to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner with significant experience of teaching throughout the primary phase, to join our teaching team as an excellent classroom teacher as well as our Senior Leadership Team with initial responsibilities to include Curriculum Development and PSHE Leader from January 2022. We will provide you with support and CPD with, initially, 3 days of dedicated leadership time, in addition to PPA.

As our Curriculum Development leader in the first instance, you would have a whole school role to develop, review and monitor our curriculum offer so that every child can access a broad programme that has relevant and aspirational knowledge and understanding embedded within. You will be supporting subject and middle leaders as well as our highly skilled Teaching Assistant teams.

As our PSHE strategic lead you will convene and be accountable for the rich social, moral, spiritual and cultural threads of work which Riverside school is very proud of through its school council, curriculum offer and high impact school ethos.

This is an ideal opportunity for those with ambitions to progress towards a Headship. This role will give you a unique opportunity to inspire the learning and development of a large number of pupils, in a large, busy and successful primary school.

 We are keen to receive applications from candidates who:

  • Have a passion for creating a rich and exciting learning environment and a curriculum that is relevant, exciting and fun
  • Are committed to ensuring all pupils make sustained and challenging progress to reach their true potential
  • Have high expectations for attainment and achievement
  • Have knowledge, skill and experience in evaluating the effectiveness of classroom provision
  • Have a proven track-history within school improvement, at both a classroom and leadership level; coaching and developing others
  • Are highly skilled in ICT, and written and oral communication – with pupils, staff, parents and external agencies
  • Have a willingness to work beyond the school site, within our local community and with wide-ranging partners

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to work in an environment with a wonderful ethos with pupils who display impeccable behaviour and are highly motivated in wanting to do well. You will be joining a committed team where your own professional development is given a high priority. We can also offer you a transition and induction package to allow you to establish yourself ahead of commencing in post in January 2022.

You will have the opportunity to shape the School Improvement Plan as well as being one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.

If you are interested and excited about this opportunity, please do contact us to make an informal visit to the school  Visits preferred week Sept 20th though others possible. Please ring or email to book an appointment.

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docxEqual opportunities form - please complete and return with your application

Tel 01937 832899 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: midnight Friday 1st October 2021

Interviews:  week 11th Oct TBC      

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barred List check via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).


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Mrs J Coates/Mrs J Kavanagh/Mrs V Scoot/Mrs Bain-Mackay - School Administrators
Mrs S Borradaile - School Business Manager

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Wetherby Road, Tadcaster
North Yorkshire LS24 9JN


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