Headteacher, Oxfordshire

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Orchard Meadow Primary SchoolOxfordshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Orchard Meadow Primary School is part of United Learning, a successful national group of academies and independent schools. Our schools share a mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ and to improve the life chances of the children and young people in their care.

Our developing Oxford cluster comprises Orchard Meadow, Pegasus and Windale Schools, with Orchard Meadow and Pegasus being led by an Executive Principal. Our cluster model enables high quality, bespoke school improvement and wider opportunities for both staff and students to work collaboratively.

Orchard Meadow Primary School is a happy, lively school that is striving to offer the very best education, care and services to its children and families. We are a diverse community which brings a cultural richness which we take every opportunity to celebrate.

This is an excellent opportunity for a leader looking to combine the challenge of running their own school with the benefit of working closely with an Executive Principal as well as within a developing cluster and as part of a national group. United Learning prioritises collaboration, values shared practice and provides high-quality professional development.

School is housed in a former middle school and benefits from considerable indoor and outdoor space, together with a large assembly hall and theatre stage. The three schools in the cluster play an important role in the local community.

As headteacher, you will demonstrate a clear commitment to the school and its community. You will model outstanding leadership and set high expectations for pupils and staff. Your professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm for education will be evident each and every day, in all that you do.

Orchard Meadow is situated on the Blackbird Leys estate, situated some three miles south of the city of Oxford.  The City with its two universities, theatres and museums is one of the finest European cities and provides endless opportunities for the staff and children.

If you are looking for an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding role within a Group that offers a strong commitment to professional development, and if you have an unshakeable commitment to improving the lives of young people, we encourage you to visit us.

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on "Apply on school website".


Closing date: Sunday 21st April 2019
Interview date: Interview Dates: 26th April and 3rd May


Where teaching is better shared

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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More about Orchard Meadow Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Wesley Close, Oxford, OX4 6BG, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1865 778609
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Orchard Meadow Primary is a two-form entry school for children aged 3 to 11 including nursery provision. We proudly serve the children and families of Blackbird Leys in Oxford and welcome children from the surrounding areas.

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