HEADTEACHER – Aston Rowant CE Primary School, Oxfordshire

Aston Rowant CE Primary School
School Lane
Aston Rowant
Oxon  OX49 5SU

Tel:  01844 351671
Email:  office.3180@aston-rowant.oxon.sch.uk



Commencing September 2019
Salary: L6 – L12


Can you help a wonderful village school continue to improve?
Do you have a commitment to a broad and balanced education for our children?
Can you lead our dedicated and talented team?

The Governors of our friendly, nurturing rural school are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader to build on the school’s present success and to help us achieve our vision of “Developing children to become confident and ambitious life-long learners through a nurturing, inspiring and bespoke learning environment. ‘For God so loved the world.’” (John ch 4 v11).


The person we are looking for will have:

  • High expectations of achievement and behaviour and promote inspirational teaching and learning;
  • A commitment to the development of the whole child, underpinned by Christian values;
  • A sound understanding of current developments in primary education with the challenges and opportunities these provide;
  • Ability to implement and evaluate whole school improvement initiatives;
  • Ability to support, inspire and empower staff;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an approachable, hands-on style
  • Knowledge of best practice and procedures for safeguarding children; and
  • Energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour.

We can offer you:

  • Happy, inquisitive and well-behaved pupils;
  • Dedicated and talented teaching staff;
  • A knowledgeable and supportive board of governors;
  • Parents keen to support their childrens’ education in partnership with the school;
  • An active PTA who have helped fund significant improvements to the school learning environment over recent years, including a new purpose-built classroom, playing fields and MUGA, stunning wildlife field and outdoor learning facilities;
  • An effective, informal collaboration of local schools through the Thame Partnership;
  • Consistent school improvement support through our Diocesan Board of Education;
  • Support for your personal development within the role of Headteacher;
  • An active, supportive Parish and local community;
  • A warm caring family environment; and
  • An idyllic setting in the village of Aston Rowant on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border with easy accessibility to the M40.

It is our priority to appoint the best person for our school and whilst our current Headteacher is full-time with a teaching responsibility, we are flexible to different models of headship and would welcome both applicants for a full-time role including some classroom commitment or part time applicants without.

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged through the school office on 01844 351671 or email; office.3180@aston-rowant.oxon.sch.uk

Please look on the school website for more information on http://www.aston-rowant.oxon.sch.uk

Aston Rowant CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this role. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a DBS check. Aston Rowant CE Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date/shortlisting: Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Interviews: Friday 26th April 2019