Primary Support and Challenge Partner, Oxfordshire

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River Learning TrustOxfordshire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: L18 (£60,755) pro rata
Contract term: Fixed Term

Primary Support and Challenge Partner

(0.2 to 0.4FTE, Temporary 1 year contract in the first instance)

The role

Primary Support and Challenge partners are members of RLT’s Central Team.  The focus of their role is to raise standards in Primary School provision and outcomes in the Trust by providing professional challenge and support to Headteachers and colleagues working in our Primary Schools.  Please visit our website to learn more about us:

If you are passionate about how primary education can transform the lives of children, then this post is for you.  You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the Trust, research, develop and implement best practice in our schools.  Working one or two days per week you will develop a close working relationship with a small number of our schools.

The post holder will work closely with the Director of Education (Primary) and two other primary school Support and Challenge Partners. Recruiting to this role provides further capacity to enable us to deliver our vision so that working together within the Trust will deliver the best possible experience for our children and staff. 

This is an exciting time for the River Learning Trust. The Trust currently consists of five secondary schools, fourteen primary schools and a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) provider; we have a secondary Free School in pre-opening due to open in September 2019 and interest from other schools seeking to join us.

The River Learning Trust can offer candidates exceptional opportunities for professional and personal development. We pride ourselves on supporting staff to be highly successful, recognising that success comes in a wide variety of ways, growing a culture of continual improvement where we look to provide the best possible educational experience for all our pupils.

To find out more about our schools and for further information about the post please visit our website or to arrange an informal chat with our Director of Primary Education, Fiona Henderson, or our CEO, Paul James, please contact Clare Carpen at  or on 01865 558727.

To apply for this post, please visit our website, please complete an online application form through the TES portal (linked on this page) ensuring that within the section entitled Supporting Statement you demonstrate how you meet the requirements within the Person Specification as well as providing an outline as to why you have applied for this post, with examples of how your career thus far has prepared you for this role.

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 15th July 2019

The River Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The River Learning Trust (RLT) is a multi-academy trust responsible for a number of schools and a school centred initial teacher training provider; the schools and SCITT are united by their commitment to the principles of the trust and a common belief in the benefits of everything that is gained by working together.

Commitment to Excellence; striving for the best educational experience through continuous improvement. 

Everyone Learning; creating and taking opportunities that enhance lives through evidenced based practice supporting adult and pupil learning. 

Respectful Relationships; acting with care, integrity, and fairness in all we do

The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.

Job location

More about River Learning Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: c/o The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7EE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1865 558719

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

This is an exciting time for the Trust. We are currently responsible for a number of secondary schools, primary schools, and a SCITT (School C...