Headteacher, Oxfordshire

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The Swan SchoolOxfordshire

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £88,000
Contract term: Permanent

A unique opportunity for an outstanding leader

River Learning Trust (RLT) is seeking an experienced leader and inspiring founding Headteacher for this unique opportunity in Oxford.

The Swan School will open its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2019.  This new 11-19 school and sixth form is being established to help meet an acute need for high-quality secondary places in the Oxford area and will benefit enormously from being part of a respected and successful MAT.   

Our vision is to establish an ambitious school where students will access a deep, rich and academic curriculum supplemented by fantastic arts, music and sports provision.  Our ethos will be academic and the school will provide a uniquely challenging and structured experience in a caring and disciplined environment with state of the art facilities.  It is envisaged that we will be housed in our permanent new-build in Old Marston by 2020/21, and the new Headteacher will be working with the Trust CEO to develop the site.

The school will impact not only its own students, but also the quality of education in RLT and across the education system as a whole.  This is a rare opportunity to shape your own school and bring your knowledge and experience to create an exciting new learning environment for young people.

We are looking for a truly outward-facing and collaborative leader who will realise the potential of this project.  You will be the strategic driver of the school, developing the vision and building and leading an outstanding team to deliver it.  Our new Headteacher will be forward-thinking and keen to create an outstanding school and leading-edge learning environment.  You will be absolutely committed to leading a school that will develop confident, resilient and ambitious students and allow them to thrive, with skills to think critically and creatively. 

We want to hear from you if you are a proven, dynamic leader who will be able to turn our endeavour into reality.

Closing date: Monday 18th June

Interviews: Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June

For more information or an informal, confidential discussion about the role or to request a conversation with the CEO of River Learning Trust, Paul James, please contact our advising consultants from Tes, Jo Grabowska on 020 3194 3085 or Emma Formby on 020 3194 3147.  Alternatively you can email joanna.grabowska@tes.com  or emma.formby@tes.com 

To apply for this post, please complete an online application by using the 'Quick Apply' button below, ensuring that within the section entitled Supporting Statement you demonstrate how you meet the requirements within the Person Specification as well as providing an outline as to why you have applied for this post, with examples of how your career thus far has prepared you for this role.

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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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