Headteacher – Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School, Oxfordshire


Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School
Stanton Harcourt
Oxfordshire  OX29 5RJ

Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School is a looking for a headteacher to lead them into the next chapter of our school’s story. Here’s the story so far.

We have 120 children from foundation stage (including our nursery provision) to year 6. We recently discovered we were in the top 1% of Primary schools in England for SATs maths results. Our children love the broad curriculum and the many opportunities they have to enjoy after-school club covering everything from Quidditch, rugby and music to cooking and relaxing! If you would like a sneak preview of our school, we’ve made some videos especially for you here: www.stantonharcourtschool.org.uk/newhead

We are part of the Eynsham Partnership Academy, a supportive and forward-thinking multi-academy trust established in 2014, currently comprising six primaries and one secondary.

We warmly invite applications from bold and talented educators to lead our vibrant school into the next phase of development, to build on our reputation in the community and our successes in the classroom. The governors are open to discussing flexible working arrangements in order to recruit the right person.

Our new headteacher will author the next chapter for Stanton Harcourt School. They will have:

  • a commitment to the development of the whole child, underpinned by Christian values
  • the freedom to innovate and take our school in new directions, while maintaining standards of teaching and learning.
  • the chance to establish new ways of achieving excellence without losing sight of our inclusiveness, the importance of the individual and the desire to work collaboratively
  • the opportunity to enrich further our children’s experience through sport, music and the creative arts
  • strong interpersonal skills and an approachable, hands-on style
  • an ability to support, inspire and empower staff;
  • knowledge of best practice and procedures for safeguarding children
  • the capacity to pursue important relationships in the community and develop outreach opportunities with other schools, especially those within our multi-academy trust.
  • energy, enthusiasm and a good sense of humour

Stanton Harcourt School offers you:

  • a supportive, engaged governing body to endorse and work with the new head
  • a loyal, diligent staff team who love working at this school
  • a happy, well-behaved community of children, eager to learn
  • an involved parent body and an enthusiastic PTA
  • the backing and support of the Eynsham Partnership Academy, our multi-academy trust
  • a well-managed school budget with a positive reserve
  • a commitment to your own professional development and work-life balance
  • a wonderful place to work – our school is set in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, with lots of outdoor spaces, an outdoor learning area and an active forest school programme

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 4th June 2019, 12 noon

Interviews: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June 2019

We encourage you to come and visit the school before applying. Please email the Chair of Governors (Dr Jennifer Faulkner) on jennifer.faulkner@stantonharcourtschool.org.uk to arrange your visit or to discuss any other queries you may have.

Please download the recruitment pack and application form from here. Please mark your applications for the attention of Jennifer Faulkner and email them to Catherine Barker at the Eynsham Partnership Academy (Admin@epa-mat.org)