Headteacher, Oxfordshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

St Christopher's CE Primary SchoolOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Pay Range L18-24
Contract term: Permanent

“Pupils from all backgrounds thrive in this inclusive school” Ofsted, 2017

An exciting opportunity at a unique school.

St Christopher’s CE Primary School is situated in the heart of Temple Cowley in the vibrant area of East Oxford. We are a 2-form entry primary school, including our own nursery for 3 and 4-year olds. We have nearly 430 children altogether, taught in modern classrooms surrounded by our large field and new Forest School site.

We serve our multi-cultural community by providing a creative and exciting curriculum that incorporates cultural and religious diversity, within the context of Christian belief and practice. The core Christian values of “Love, Courage and Belonging” are at the centre of everything that we do whilst celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of our children.

We strive to provide the children with stimulating learning experiences that will help them make progress and achieve their best. Our children enjoy an unusually diverse range of learning activities, with as much learning as possible outside.

The school became an Academy in February 2014, with the Diocese of Oxford as its sponsor, as part of the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust multi-academy trust.

Our school motto is “Learning & Growing Together” and this sums up our aim - to ensure that every single child leaves our school with the confidence and ambition to succeed. 

Due to the retirement of our current Headteacher, we are looking for an inspirational leader. 

We are seeking someone who:

  • Will have the vision and skills to build on the existing strengths in the school and be able to grasp the opportunities that will continue to enable every pupil to achieve their full potential.
  • Can work effectively, leading our enthusiastic team and be a role model for pupils, staff and parents, doing this with energy, humour and care for all members of our school community.
  • Is resilient and able to deal with the complexity and challenge of an Oxford City school.

We can offer you:

  • Professional support from the central ODST team.
  • A dedicated school staff team.
  • Programme of professional support and development.
  • A spacious Oxford City school site.
  • Excellent transport links to London and Birmingham.

For further details and a candidate information pack please click on ‘view current vacancies’ on the ODST website at https://www.odst.org.uk/vacancies  and then ‘search’ to find this vacancy.

Number on roll: 380 + c.50 in the Nursery

What to do next?

Find out more about the school from our school website http://www.st-christophers-pri.oxon.sch.uk/

For more information, or to arrange an informal visit to the school, please contact Sam Jones in the school office on 01865 779772 or email s.jones@st-christophers-pri.oxon.sch.uk

You'll find further information about the role and the type of person we're looking for in the candidate information pack available by clicking on 'view current vacancies' at https://www.odst.org.uk/vacancies You can also apply for the role here.

Closing date: Tuesday 31 March 2020

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on 21 April 2020 with a preliminary meeting with Governors and Staff on Monday afternoon, 20 April 2020.

The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

This post is considered as exempt by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemption) Order 1975. You will therefore be requested as part of the application process to disclose any convictions or information regarding criminal activity in respect of the applicant including convictions that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’.

All schools in the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) are committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children and young people across the Trust. The Trust expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

St Christopher’s C of E School provides a safe and secure environment for pupils to learn. The school and its governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and operates a strict Safeguarding Policy, with procedures being rigorously and consistently applied. The Headteacher will be required to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in the school and to become the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the school.

The successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

From a GDPR perspective, the information you have provided will be stored on our secure database and will only be used to process your application. It will not be passed to any other organisation.

More about St Christopher's CE Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Temple Road, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2ET, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 779772
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