Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning, Upper Heyford, Bicester

Closing date:

Heyford Park Free SchoolUpper Heyford, Bicester

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L10-L14
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Role: Assistant Principal: Teaching and Learning   

Salary: L10 - 14

Start date: September 2018

Hours of work: Full time

“We aim to know every one of our students well, providing an environment that allows them to achieve what they are truly capable of… promoting both academic progress and a ‘can do’ attitude.”

Our all-through Free School opened in September 2013; we are oversubscribed and experiencing rapid growth in the primary phases. Our fantastic heritage site has been fully refurbished and provides a unique learning environment. Small year groups enable us to know every child well and personalise their learning. We are forward thinking, with the freedom to shape our school curriculum in response to the needs of the local community and businesses. 

As a leader, this is a unique opportunity to bring your vision of best practice in relation to the leadership of this important aspect of education and develop innovative practice to ensure our students achieve excellent outcomes and develop a “can do” attitude.

We expect you to deliver consistently high quality teaching and we have a ‘no excuses’ culture. Together we take steps to ensure no child is left behind in their learning. As a small school the uniqueness of each student is central to our vision and values

Most important is your attitude and approach. You will be able to:

  • motivate and engage students 
  • engage, motivate and inspire staff 
  • work effectively with parents to ensure all students develop a “can do” attitude
  • keen to develop pedagogical practice across the school 
  • committed to securing outstanding outcomes for all students in your care
  • willing to play an active part in developing a new school in the next phase of its journey

As a growing school, we offer outstanding opportunities for development and further promotion. We are a strategic partner of the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance.

Closing Date: Friday 16th March 2018

Interviews will be held on: Friday 23rd March 2018

Applications must be made using the HPFS Application Form, which should be submitted along with an Equal Opportunities Statement.

Please note that we advise applying promptly as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

To discuss this role or book a visit please contact Ms Karen Healey, Principal, on

01869 232203 or email We will be offering school visits on 12th March, 8am to 9am or 14th March, 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

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More about Heyford Park Free School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: 52 Camp Road, Heyford Park, Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5HD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1869 232 203
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