Headteacher, Buckinghamshire

Closing date:

Overstone Combined SchoolBuckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: to start as soon as possible, though a September 2020 start date will be acceptable for the right candidate.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Group 2, point according to experience
Contract term: Permanent


Overstone Combined School are looking for an exceptional, empathetic Head Teacher who can drive us forward, who will ensure that all staff are valued equally and focus on providing high quality education for all children.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 20th January 2020


Our school is a village primary school admitting pupils aged between three and eleven years. It is situated in the village of Wing between Leighton Buzzard and Aylesbury. We are a foundation school which means that the governing body is the employer, owns the land and buildings and sets the admission criteria. This means that while the school is not an academy, it has significant autonomy in its day-to-day running which offers great scope for career development for the Headteacher.

We can offer

  • a dedicated, professional and motivated team of teaching and support staff
  • a supportive team of governors with a variety of skills and experience
  • an engaged parental community
  • a proactive and hardworking PTA.
  • enthusiastic children

Please visit our website for more information www.overstone-wing.bucks.sch.uk/website


In November 2019, OFSTED judged Overstone as continuing to be a good school. However, the school has been on a journey since its last inspection in 2016 and we expect to be revisited in 2021. We are looking for an exceptional, empathetic Head Teacher who can drive us forward, who will ensure that all staff are valued equally andfocus on providing high quality education for all children.

Your challenges will include reviewing our Curriculum Design to ensure that it promotes strong achievement in all subjects for all groups as well as developing teacher’s pedagogical and subject knowledge. This will need to be balanced with a holistic approach, ensuring not just good results but the well-being of the whole child.

Please see the candidate pack attached for more information about the role


We are looking for someone special who can:

  • communicate and work with all stakeholders to create a vision for our changing future and set a strategic direction for the school
  • continue to raise standards of achievement
  • ensure that every child at our school feels confident and valued
  • encourage innovation and lead the way in educational best practice
  • continue to build, develop and inspire our excellent teaching and support staff
  • manage and maximise our resources and finances
  • ensure the consistent implementation of the behaviour policy


Please see the person specification included in the information pack for more information.


To arrange a visit to the school please contact Andrea Toosey, school business manager, by email sbm@overstone-wing.org

To arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact Mark Watson, Chair of Governors via the school either by email sbm@overstone-wing.org or by telephone 01296 688799.

Please note the school is closed from Friday 20th December to 3rd January inclusive but emails will be monitored.

Application forms and supporting statements should be submitted by email to sbm@overstone-wing.org for the attention of Mark Watson.

Closing Date: 9am Monday 20th January 2020

Interview Date: Beginning of February

Overstone Combined School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

More about Overstone Combined School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Church Street, Wing, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 0NY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1296 688799