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Assistant Head Teacher - Teaching and Learning

Orchard Meadow Primary SchoolOxford

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The role

Orchard Meadow is looking for an outstanding Assistant Headteacher to join our driven leadership team. This role is to lead on Teaching and Learning to provide quality first teaching which supports pupils progress and to support the leadership team in ensuring a coherent curriculum implementation ensuring all pupils experience exceptional teaching and the highest of expectations for their progress and achievements.

About You

You will be an outstanding, passionate and inspirational leader who is committed to enhancing the life chances of our pupils. You must have previous experience of successfully leading either a phase, year group or core subject (We are looking for English Leadership in particular for this role but this is not a prerequisite). You will be secure in all aspects of the role of Classroom Teacher and have experience of being a role model and coach to others. This role will give you the opportunity to be part of driven leadership team.

This is a rewarding opportunity to be part of a strong and forward-looking team in a diverse and inclusive school. Orchard Meadow Primary is situated on the outskirts of Oxford City, within Blackbird Leys. Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most.

You will need to be:

  • An experienced teacher/leader with secure knowledge of effective pedagogy and a commitment to their on-going professional development.
  • Passionate in your practice - We expect the best from everyone to achieve the best in everyone.
  • A reflective practitioner that is innovative and creative with determination and resilience.
  • A strong role model that can coach and support our staff to bring the very best of themselves to work.

United Learning

Orchard Meadow Primary is part of United Learning, a large and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits and ultimately the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact, Will Power at

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link:

Closing date: Wednesday 08 December 2021

Where teaching is better shared

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