Headteacher, Oxford

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Larkrise Primary SchoolOxford
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Start date: April / September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Larkrise Primary School, Oxford    

The friendliest primary school in Oxford needs a new headteacher.  

  • Closing Date: (Noon) Monday 7th November 2017    
  • Shortlisting notification: Monday 13th November     
  • Interview Date(s): 21st and 22nd November 2017     
  • Job Start Date:  April or September 2018    
  • Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-time    
  • Salary: Leadership Scale L18-24    
  • Contact e-mail address:  vacancies@larkrise.oxon.sch.uk


Larkrise Primary School is a vibrant and caring school, proudly reflecting the diversity of the East Oxford community it serves, caring for 440 children and families; including a fantastic early years setting.    

In partnership with a skilled governing body, a highly supportive community, and a talented staff we have developed a culture of school improvement that has demonstrated that it is possible to care for children, combine creativity with rigour, and get good results; without teaching to the test.    

Our finances are healthy, our site is well maintained and we have an excellent reputation in the city.  We’ve been doing a good job.  But we know we could be doing better - not just in comparison to local schools, but to national exemplars and against self-evaluations.    

We are now looking for a headteacher who can shape and lead the clear vision for Larkrise, on our journey to outstanding. We are looking for a leader who recognises the importance of our 5C values and who is an effective communicator and expert facilitator of exceptional practice.   

Please read the associated documents (our 'Candidate Brochure' and 'Selection criteria and Job Description') to learn in more detail about what we are looking for and why Larkrise might be right for you.     

Most importantly, we'd urge you to look beyond the headlines, and visit the school in person. Do get in touch to come and see us. We're also happy to talk over the phone if that helps.     

We are open to conversations and applications from people both inside and outside of Oxfordshire; and from groups underrepresented in the national school leadership workforce.        

Application Procedure       

To apply, please complete the OCC application form, or apply via TES.     

Visit our website for more details      

Please note, the 'Selection Criteria and Job Description' document includes instructions and details to guide you in filling in the application form. Please read the instructions carefully to ensure that your application can be considered fairly.            

Larkrise Primary School and Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Job location

More about Larkrise Primary School
Address: Boundary Brook Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4AN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 721476