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Headteacher, Oxfordshire

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River Learning TrustOxfordshire

Salary: GBP £47,735 - £55,338 per year (will grow in line with the school)

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

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Start date: April 2021

Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you an experienced Deputy Headteacher or Senior School Leader seeking your next challenge?

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to establish a new Church of England Primary School within a leading Multi Academy Trust in Oxfordshire. The school is planned to open in September 2021 and we are seeking a Headteacher to start from April 2021 to help lay the foundations for September, recruiting the wider team, and establishing the curriculum and policies for the school as well as fostering links with the local community.

Due to the school’s initial size (opening as a one form entry) the school will be considered as a Group 1 school - but the school is planned to eventually grow to 315 pupils, and the salary will grow in line with the school.

The successful candidate:

  • Will be well qualified with strong primary experience;
  • Will provide strong, decisive and courageous leadership;
  • Will have a clear vision of how to bring a new community together, how to grow a school from scratch and how to deploy resources to achieve the best outcomes for children;
  • Be an excellent communicator with strong values and will be able to engage staff, pupils, parents and governors in shaping the direction of this new school.

We know that great schools thrive because of the people in them, and we value each member of our professional community and value our health and wellbeing. Our staff charter sets a standard that we all seek to follow.

There is something special about people who work at River Learning Trust – so if you care passionately about what you do, strive to deliver excellence, and enjoy coming to work and making a difference to the lives of children and young people, we will welcome your application to join our team.

Closing date: Midday Monday 30th November 2020

Interviews: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th December 2020

Please note that due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to arrange site visits at this time.

To apply, please complete the Tes online application form via the 'Quick Apply' link below.

If you would like to find out more about this post please contact Sarah Taylor on 01865 558727 or to arrange a conversation with Katherine Spencer (Education Lead for the school) or Fiona Henderson (Director of Primary Education) or Susie Morrissey (Transformation Director).

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The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff are expected 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.


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The River Learning Trust is a successful and growing Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) based in Oxfordshire.  

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