Headteacher, Wantage, South Oxfordshire

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Wantage C of E Primary SchoolWantage, South Oxfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 - 24 £59,857 - £69,330 Based on National Pay and Conditions 2017 - 18
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


For Wantage Church of England Primary Academy, South Oxfordshire

Salary: L18 -24 £59,857 - £69,330 (Based on National Pay and Conditions 2017-18)

Wantage CE Primary is a successful and thriving school at the heart of the community in the historic market town of Wantage. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Headteacher to build on the success of the current Head and lead the school into an exciting future.

The school occupies pleasant, well-maintained buildings near the centre of the town, and was rated 'Good' by Ofsted in 2015. We have 421 pupils, aged 3 – 11. You would be supported by an experienced and committed team of senior leaders, staff and governors.

Wantage CE Primary School was a founder member of the Vale Academy Trust, a local trust currently comprising 6 primary and 2 secondary academies. Further detailed information on the Vale Academy Trust is contained in a separate pdf document available below.

Wantage is a rapidly expanding market town just south of Oxford, with excellent communication links, by road to major towns in the area and by a 40 minute train to London.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has been a successful Head or Deputy Head, with a strong track record in leading a professional team and motivating pupils
  • Has first-rate demonstrable leadership and communication skills
  • Will make a commitment to the provision of an excellent and inclusive education and outstanding opportunities for our children
  • Will support the school’s Christian ethos and its place in our community.

An Applicant Information Pack (in pdf format) containing detailed information about this vacancy, including a Job Description, Person Specification, and the application process is available - see below.

For more information on the school please visit the school's website http://wantagece.org/index.html and the Vale Academy Trust website http://www.vale-academy.org/

Closing date: 19 February 2018 at 10am

Applicants are requested to complete a Vale Academy Trust Application Form, accessible below and also via the following link on the Vale Academy Trust website: http://www.vale-academy.org/vacancies/

Interview dates: 8 and 9 March 2018.

Prior to applying for this post, applicants are warmly welcome to contact Simon Spiers, CEO of the Vale Academy Trust, for an informal conversation about this position or to ask Simon any initial questions.

Informal visits to the school can also be arranged via Vicky Roberts (email: vroberts@vale-academy.org or call 07387 019785) and are encouraged.

Visit Days are Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February but alternative arrangements can be made if these dates are not convenient.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about Wantage C of E Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Newbury Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235 762396
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