Assistant Headteacher, Oxfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Swan SchoolOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale - L12-16
Contract term: Permanent

The Swan School, Oxford

Assistant Headteacher 

The Swan School is a free school opening in September 2019 as part of the River Learning Trust (RLT). When fully subscribed it will have approximately 1200 students on the roll, of whom around 300 will be in the Sixth Form. Learning from the most successful approaches at the best schools, The Swan School will provide a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment. The ethos will be academic; we regard an excellent academic education as the entitlement of all young people, no matter what their background or previous experiences of learning. Students will be inspired and nurtured, acquiring the knowledge and skills to think critically and creatively. They will learn to be confident, resilient and ambitious, and will have high expectations in terms of their own achievements and their contribution to wider society.  

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of the establishment of a world-class comprehensive school. As a founding member of The Swan’s senior leadership team, you will help  to build the foundations of an outstanding school from the ground up.  Working with highly skilled and motivated colleagues, this is a unique chance to develop your leadership skills by being involved in all aspects of running an excellent school. 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me about this post, please contact the  River Learning Trust central office via or on 01865 558727.  

We will be holding an information event for prospective staff on Wednesday 20th March.  Please visit to express interest in attending.

Applications for this post should be made through the TES recruitment portal.  Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the application process.

The closing date for applications is Monday 25th March at 4pm

Candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified by email on or before Wednesday 27th March 2019.

Interviews will be held on the Thursday 28th March 2019.

The Swan School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Swan School is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

The Swan School is a free school managed by The River Learning Trust, which is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with a registered company number 7966500.  Registered Office: The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, OXFORD OX2 7EE United Kingdom

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More about The Swan School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Raymund Road, Marston, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PG, United Kingdom
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