Headteacher – Horspath CE Primary School, Oxfordshire


Horspath Church of England Primary School
Blenheim Road
Oxford  OX33 1RY


Closing date: 4pm on 7th January 2019

Date posted: 1st Dec 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Start date: 29th April 2019
Contract term: Permanent
Position start date: 23rd April 2019
Salary: Group 1 (L7 – L12)

Following the promotion of our highly valued and much respected Headteacher, the Governors of this oversubscribed, happy, supportive and diverse school, are seeking to appoint a creative, inspirational and compassionate leader who will keep pupils at the heart of everything the school does.

Horspath Church of England Primary School is a voluntary aided school with 140 pupils located close to Oxford and with easy access to the M40.  The school has much to offer; in particular:

  • a strong school community and a clear focus on children as individuals
  • an ethos developed around core values of the values of truth, responsibility, respect and forgiveness
  • amazing children and motivated staff
  • support from both the Diocese of Oxford and The River Learning Trust
  • opportunities for meaningful collaboration within local partnerships
  • a proactive governing board who are committed to valuing the development of the Headteacher
  • a committed engaged parent body, who support the school in many ways
  • a commitment to continued professional development for staff at all levels.

Horspath Church of England Primary School will suit a leader who:

  • who understands the curriculum, teaching and learning and can lead school improvement
  • can continue to develop a learning culture which motivates, empowers and develops all school staff and pupils to have the highest of expectations and aspirations for themselves and the school community
  • is a great communicator and will lead with integrity and emotional intelligence
  • has the commitment and passion to help every pupil achieve their best both within and outside the classroom

If appointed you will lead this successful school on its continuing journey, striving for excellence in all aspects of school life. The successful candidate, whilst not expected to be a practising Christian, is required to embrace the vision, values and ethos of the school. You will show a demonstrable commitment to working with pupils, staff, parents and carers, governors and the local community as well as working with our partners in the Oxford Diocese and the River Learning Trust.

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be scheduled for either Monday 17th December and Tuesday 18th December. To arrange a visit or for more information please contact Sue Ackland, School Business Manager by email office.3161@horspath.oxon.sch.uk or telephone 01865 872702.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th January 2019 at 4.00pm
Selection for interviews: Friday 11th January 2019
Interview date: Thursday 17th January 2019

Horspath Church of England Primary School as part of the River Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism; all staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and obtain any other statutorily required clearance. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (1 from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.



Headteacher – Charlton On Otmoor CE Primary School, Oxfordshire


Charlton On Otmoor Church of England Primary School
Fencott Road
Oxfordshire  OX5 2UT

Closing date:
07/01/2019 at 12:00
Job Start Date: April 2019
Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time
Salary Type: Leadership Scale
Salary Details: L7-13
Hours of Work: approximately 0.6 FTE, with flexibility for the right candidate
Suitable for a job share: Yes
Location of Role: Charlton On Otmoor C of E Primary School
Contact e-mail address: recruitment@charltonono.co.uk


Job/Person Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a team of committed staff and enthusiastic pupils at a school with 150 years of history in the rural community of Charlton on Otmoor.

Our school has a family feel and we provide a caring and nurturing environment in which each child can be happy, valued and successful. We want to build on our community ethos and our current successes (Ofsted 2017 – Good) to ensure that all of our students achieve their full potential in an outstanding learning environment.

We are therefore looking for an experienced and inspirational Head Teacher with a proven track record of outstanding leadership and management who can create an exceptional school by focusing on excellence in teaching and learning and by motivating all our children to challenge themselves and to achieve beyond their own expectations.

Please see the attached information pack for full details.

Please visit our website at: http://www.charltononotmoor.co.uk

Application Procedure

Please apply using the Oxfordshire County Council application form available to download from this website and return it via e-mail to: recruitment@charltonono.co.uk

Visits to the school are welcomed. Please telephone the school office on 01865 331239 with your available dates and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Safer Recruitment

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.