HEADTEACHER – Blewbury Endowed CE Primary School, nr Didcot


Westbrook Street
nr Didcot
Oxfordshire OX11 9QB

Website:  www.blewbury.oxon.sch.uk


Closing date:   midday, 25 February 2019
Start date:  As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: L 12 (£52,414) – L 18 (£60,755)

A forward thinking and inspirational Headteacher is sought to help make Blewbury Church of England Endowed Primary School the best school it can be.  The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with high expectations and a belief that every child can succeed.  They will relish the challenge of developing a staff team, showing a clear vision for success and leading by example.

You will bring:

  • A successful record in senior leadership;
  • A rigorous approach to identifying gaps in pupil progress and strategies to address them;
  • An ability to support, motivate and inspire staff and to communicate a clear vision and direction for the School;
  • A willingness to be a visible, positive and approachable presence around the School, as well as the ability to foster strong relationships within the local community and further afield; and
  • The energy and creativity to drive improvement in all aspects of provision.

We can offer:

  • A welcoming School with children who are ready and willing to learn;
  • A dedicated, caring and hard-working staff who want to provide children with stimulating, challenging and memorable learning experiences;
  • The opportunity to join the only school in the world to have received the British Council International Award on seven successive occasions;
  • A commitment to your continued professional development and opportunities for growth; and
  • The support of an energetic Governing Board and a vibrant village community

Full details of the post are available on the School website: www.blewbury.oxon.sch.uk/our-community/job-opportunities.

How to Apply

A Recruitment Pack, containing a letter from the Chair of the Governing Board, a statement of our Vision for the School and our Values, a Person Specification and Selection Criteria and a Job Description, can be found below.  An Application Form can be downloaded from the School web-site www.blewbury.oxon.sch.uk/our-community/job-opportunities

Visits to the School are encouraged during the period from February 5-15.  To arrange a visit and/or an informal discussion with a member of the appointment panel, please contact Elizabeth Murphy, secretary to the Headteacher Appointment Panel by telephone (01235 851244) or email (headappointment@blewburyschool.org.uk).

Please forward all completed application forms to headappointment@blewburyschool.org.uk by midday on 25 February 2019.  CVs will not be accepted.

Shortlisting will take place on 28 February and all applicants will be informed about whether or not they are invited for interview as soon as possible after that date.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 25 and 26 March.

Blewbury School and Oxfordshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.