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Burford (Secondary) SchoolOxfordshire

Following the retirement of our excellent Head, the Governors of Burford School are looking to appoint a forward-thinking leader to build on the proud traditions of this highly successful comprehensive school. Burford School is a thriving oversubscribed Academy with a large sixth form, a history spanning 450 years and a strong relationship with our local community.

Providing a high quality and enjoyable educational experience for all students is at the heart of everything we do. Our highly skilled staff team and supportive governing body are dedicated to this aim.

Burford School is defined by its core values: respect for one another, hard work, celebrating diversity of achievement and involvement with the wider community.

Boarding is provided for about 100 students on the site of the original school in the centre of Burford. We have an experienced residential team who manage the day-to-day aspects of boarding and a deputy Headteacher who provides the operational lead and line management under the Headteacher’s strategic direction.

The person appointed will have the vision, drive and personal qualities to lead the school into the future with confidence.  As a strategic leader, you will demonstrate a track record of achievement and the talent to inspire, motivate and develop those around you. With exceptional interpersonal skills, you will be adept at communicating to a range of audiences. You will be driven by your values, passion and determination to transform the lives of our young people.

This is a rare opportunity to take up the leadership of a happy, high-achieving school benefitting from good facilities and ambitious plans for further development on our extensive site.  The whole school community is keen to welcome a new headteacher who will lead them to even greater success in the years to come.

If you would like to speak to our current Headteacher in advance of making an application please contact Sarah Evans, HR Manager, to arrange this.

To apply:

  • Please download details and an application form from  https://www.burford.oxon.sch.uk/school/school-links/job-vacancies/


  • Contact Sarah Evans, HR Manager, at the following email address: s.evans@burford.oxon.sch.uk or telephone 01993 823303

Closing date:  Monday 25th January 2021 (12.00pm)

Interviews:  week commencing 8th February 2021

Burford School is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.

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