Headteacher – South Moreton Primary School, Didcot

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High Street
South Moreton
Didcot  OX11 9AG


We wish to appoint an inspirational Head Teacher with excellent leadership skills, who has the determination and experience to ensure the continued success of this friendly, village school. This is a wonderful opportunity to join our supportive and committed team which is rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED.

Our school offers you:

  • Over 150 lively and articulate children who love to learn
  • A flexible and creative approach to the planning, teaching and assessment of the curriculum
  • A centre of excellence and creativity that challenges motivates and inspires all its learners.
  • A professional and friendly team of staff who work hard and are dedicated to promoting children’s learning
  • A team that is keen to learn from your expertise and experience, and share their own
  • A committed Governing Body who have an excellent working knowledge of the school and who will support you in your personal and professional development
  • The opportunity to work in a rural school supported by the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust
  • A village school that is actively supported by the school council, parents, the PTA, and the wider community
  • Active participation in sports and cultural events in the community, making full use of our extensive school grounds and facility
  • A salary range of L8-14

You will have:

  • A vision for school improvement and the energy and enthusiasm to be an outstanding role model
  • The highest expectations of all pupils, and a commitment to working with both staff and parents to ensure excellence of educational provision
  • Drive and determination, along with humour and perspective
  • A thorough understanding of what constitutes outstanding learning and teaching across the primary age range, and the ability to demonstrate this in their own teaching, and to support colleagues in developing these skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • A proven track record of strong strategic leadership and the ability to use data and systems to drive improvement
  • The ability to build on the successes already achieved within the school
  • Experience of using IT to enhance learning and school systems
  • The acumen to enable you to effectively manage and control the school’s budget

South Moreton School is committed to safeguarding its pupils and staff and this appointment will be made in accordance with the principles of safer recruitment.  DBS checks will be required for the successful applicant.

An informal visit to the school is encouraged. Please contact Amanda Smith on 01235 813110, or e-mail : office.2566@south-moreton.oxon.sch.uk for more information and to arrange a visit.

Application forms and more information from Angela.Eaton@oxford.anglican.org.

Closing date: Monday 27 November 2017
Interviews will be held on Thursday 7 December 2017