Checkendon Church of England Primary School

Main Street, Checkendon, Oxfordshire, RG8 0SR


Leadership Scale: L6-L12            Start: September 2021

Are you an ambitious senior teacher looking for your first headship or an experienced head looking for your next challenge? The governors of Checkendon Church of England Primary School are looking for a motivated individual who is passionate about children’s learning and excited about the opportunity to head our happy, inclusive and successful school.

The children ask that you enjoy spending time with them, have fun and be creative.

We can offer you:

  • A fulfilling leadership role with a regular teaching commitment
  • An opportunity to grow professionally, encouraged by a strong and welcoming team of staff, governors and parents
  • An Ofsted ‘Good’ school, with Christian ethos and a growth-mindset approach, in a vibrant rural community with wonderful space and opportunities for outdoor learning, sport and play
  • A popular adjacent preschool and a variety of senior schools nearby
  • A beautiful village setting, in a thriving location between Reading and Oxford

The successful candidate will:

  • Fully support the vision and values of our small, rural school
  • Inspire and lead pupils and staff to reach their full potential
  • Be ambitious in their own learning and professional development
  • Have the vision, energy and drive to lead the school forward, building upon our record of strong academic success
  • Progress the positive relationships with parents, governors and the community

Please enjoy this video of our school.

More in formation is in our Pack for Candidates

To apply, please contact our Chair of Governors, Richard Castle, at rcastlegov@checkendon.oxon.sch.uk

Closing date: Midday 22 April 2021

Interviews: w/c 26 April 2021

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other, pre-employment checks.

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