Deputy Headteacher, Oxfordshire

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Edith Moorhouse Primary SchoolOxfordshire

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Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (L4 – L8)
Contract term: Permanent

Deputy Headteacher – September 2019

• Closing Date: Tuesday 21st May

• Interview Date(s): Thursday 23rd May

• Contract/Hours: Full-time & Permanent

• Salary Type: Teaching Staff

• Salary Details: Leadership Scale (L4 – L8)

• Hours of Work: School hours

• Start Date: 1st September 2019 

• Location of Role: School

• Contact e-mail address:

We are seeking to appoint a highly-motivated, inspirational and successful school leader who can work with the Leadership Team as our Deputy Head to bring our vision for high quality education for all Edith Moorhouse children to life.

The successful applicant will be able to:

• Be an exemplary and creative classroom practitioner who can make learning and teaching effective and fun

• Make a positive and sustained contribution to the leadership and management of the school which results in strengthening the school’s provision for all pupils

• Lead, manage, develop and maintain high quality curriculum development and assessment processes

• Lead the development of colleagues through the provision of high quality professional learning opportunities

• Promote a culture of excellence, equality and high expectations of all pupils and staff

In return, we can offer:

• Enthusiastic, happy and confident children who are proud of their school and love learning

• Friendly and supportive staff and governors

• A strong teaching and learning team who work hard to meet the needs of all of our pupils

• A forward thinking school where innovation is encouraged

• A focus on leadership development

We are a popular primary school in the Oxfordshire town of Carterton, close to RAF Brize Norton. Visitors to our school often comment on the calm and friendly atmosphere, and our children are happy and enjoy their learning.  As a school we have worked really hard over the past few years to build a strong and committed team with the capacity to improve the outcomes for our pupils.  In 2017, we became an academy as part of The River Learning Trust.  We feel very strongly that our school team, along with the wider family of the River Learning Trust, is what makes our school successful.

As part of the River Learning Trust; our collective vision is to be a Trust where pupils and staff thrive in schools which demonstrate:

● all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning for all and strength of character

● sustainable continuous improvement; no school standing still

● all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly

● collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload

● where pupils, staff, parents and communities respect and value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people

Our Teaching and Learning Policy (created and developed by staff) has a focus of whole class ‘Teaching to the Top’, with an emphasis on high expectations, knowing our children well, excellent teacher subject knowledge and targeted, effective questioning.  The school’s Core Values of ‘well-being’, ‘aspiration’ and ‘resilience’ underpin this policy and form the basis of our school ethos.

The River Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools' community. 

We warmly welcome visitors, so please do contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Applications can be made via the following link: 

The closing date for applications is Monday 20th May, but we will interview immediately for a strong applicant.

The job description and job advertisement can also be found under the ‘Vacancies’ tab on the school

For further queries, please contact Lucy Palmer on 01993 842372 

No applications sent directly to the school will be accepted. We look forward to receiving your application. 

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More about Edith Moorhouse Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Lawton Avenue, Carterton, Oxfordshire, OX18 3HP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1993 842372
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