Headteacher, Oxfordshire

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Eynsham Community Primary SchoolOxfordshire
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Start date: 1 May 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 (£60,153) - L24 (£69,673)
Contract term: Permanent

Job Description

Job title: Headteacher School: Eynsham Community Primary School

Salary: L18 – L24 

Closing date: Monday 21 January 2019 (midnight)

Interview date: Monday 28 January 2019

This job description should be read alongside the range of duties and responsibilities for Headteacher as set out in the annual School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document:


Candidates will be expected to have considered these in relation to their application to Eynsham Community Primary School


Leading our Journey to Excellence

  • To put our children and their diverse needs at the centre of everything we do
  • To ensure that teaching consistently challenges pupils in order for them to become independent learners and exceed their expected progress
  • To develop the role of middle leaders so they can make key contributions in driving the school forward
  • To increase the rate of progress for targeted groups, including those that are vulnerable and higher ability, to improve their attainment throughout their time in school
  • To create a safe and inclusive environment which engages parents and carers and encourages the wider community to be fully involved in the School

Shaping the Future

  • To maintain and build on successful partnerships within the community for the benefit of all children
  • To work within the school community to translate and shape the vision into agreed objectives and operational plans which will promote and sustain school improvement
  • To motivate and work with others to create a shared culture and positive environment
  • To ensure that strategic planning takes account of diversity, values and experience of the school and community at large

Leading, Learning and Teaching

  • To ensure a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on pupils’ achievement, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every child’s learning
  • To ensure a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all pupils can achieve success and become engaged in their own learning
  • To inspire and motivate the staff by creating and providing opportunities to develop within the profession
  • To be able to ensure good behaviour and discipline and to promote the educational, personal, social, moral and spiritual development of each pupil
  • To organise and to develop the existing assessment framework
  • To take a strategic role in the deployment of new and emerging technologies to enhance and extend the learning experience of pupils

Developing Yourself and Working with Others

  • To build a collaborative learning culture within the school and actively engage with other schools in the Eynsham Partnership Academy and beyond
  • To develop and maintain effective strategies and procedures for staff induction, professional development and performance management
  • To ensure effective planning, allocation, support and evaluation of work undertaken by teams and individuals, ensuring clear delegation of tasks and devolution of responsibilities
  • To develop and maintain a culture of high expectations for yourself and others and to take appropriate action when performance is unsatisfactory

Managing the Organisation

  • To create an organisational structure that reflects the school’s values and enables the management systems, structures and processes to work effectively, in line with legal requirements
  • To produce and implement clear, evidence-based improvement plans and policies for the development of the school and its facilities
  • To manage the school’s financial and human resources effectively and efficiently to achieve the school’s educational goals and priorities
  • To be able to identify, recruit and retain dedicated and able teachers
  • To manage and organise the school’s physical environment efficiently and effectively to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum and health and safety regulations

Securing Accountability

  • To develop a school ethos which will enable everyone to work collaboratively, share knowledge and understanding, celebrate success and accept responsibility for outcomes
  • To work with the governing body (providing information, objective advice and support) to enable it to meet its responsibilities
  • Strengthening Community
  • To seek opportunities to invite parents and carers, community figures, businesses or other organisations into the school to enhance and enrich the school and its value to the wider community

Equal Opportunities

  • To take responsibility, appropriate to the post, for tackling unlawful discrimination amongst all groups in line with the Equalities Act 2010

Safeguarding and Promoting British Values

  • To have due regard for safeguarding the welfare of children and promoting British Values and to follow all associated child protection and safeguarding policies as adopted by the School, EPA and Local Authority

Health and Safety

  • To work in compliance with the School’s health and safety policies and under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, ensuring the safety of all parties with whom contact is made, such as members of the public, in premises or site controlled by the School
  • To ensure compliance with procedures is observed at all times, under the provision of safe systems or work, through a safe and healthy environment and including such information, training, instruction and supervision as necessary to accomplish those goals

Data Protection

  • When working with computerised systems to be aware of responsibilities at all times under the Data Protection Act 2018 for the security, accuracy and significance of personal data held on such systems

Job location

More about Eynsham Community Primary School
Address: Beech Road, Eynsham, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 4LJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 881294