Head of Maths Faculty, Oxfordshire

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Cheney SchoolOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020 start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Upper Pay Scale/ (potentially) Leadership Scale together with a TLR 1(2) of £9,661.
Contract term: Permanent

January 2020 start 

Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. Cheney School is a popular, high-performing school located in the heart of Oxford serving a diverse community of students who are eager to learn and to be challenged. You can read the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection here: Ofsted Report and a welcome message from our Head of School here: Head's Welcome  

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and are happy to consider part-time applications. If you are not familiar with Oxfordshire, we would recommend that you take a look at: Living in Oxfordshire – Information for Teachers 

As Head of the Mathematics Faculty you will lead on establishing the aims and objectives of the Faculty to reflect the overall aims and objectives of the school and in implementing appropriate policies and procedures to ensure the achievement of these objectives. You will lead on ensuring that staff are motivated to deliver education to the highest possible standard in accordance with the objectives included within the school’s development plan. The position comes with the opportunity for the right candidate to join the school’s Senior Leadership Team as an Assistant Headteacher.

You will need to demonstrate that you:

  • are passionate about raising levels of engagement and achievement;
  • have the determination to provide high quality classroom teaching;
  • want to make a positive difference by going the extra mile for the benefit of your students;
  • have the desire and enthusiasm to play an active and collaborative role in contributing to a strong culture of sharing best practice, resources and ideas;
  • have the interpersonal and leadership skills required to inspire and motivate colleagues and students;
  • are keen and able to embed enjoyment and success in learning.


Visits to the school prior to interview are warmly welcomed. To arrange a visit or if you would like more information about the role, please contact Steve Palmer, Assistant Headteacher, on: spa@cheney.oxon.sch.uk  

Basic pay is based on Upper Pay Scale/ (potentially) Leadership Scale together with a TLR 1(2) of £9,661. 

The position comes with membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan. 

How to Apply:

Please download an application pack from below.

In addition to your application form please email a letter of application detailing reasons for your interest in this post and your relevant skills and experience to: vacancies@cheney.oxon.sch.uk 

Closing date:  8am, Monday 14 October 2019.

Interviews: w/c 14 October 2019.

The Community Schools Alliance Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.



More about Cheney School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7QH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 765726
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