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  • Start date details

    Ideally February 2024, but a later start is negotiable for the right candidate

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    31 October 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover

Full-time equivalent salary

£55,359.00 - £64,224.00 Annually (Actual)

Acting Headteacher job summary

The Governors of Beckley Church of England Primary School are seeking an experienced, talented and inspirational leader to provide maternity cover in 2024. We have a considerable strategic programme underway and we are looking for someone who can provide continuity and accountability to deliver key elements of the plan in 2024. We want a leader who will share our passions, inspire learning and help deliver our vision for the future. 

Beckley has a wonderful rural feel, whilst being only five miles from Oxford and everything it has to offer. The community in Beckley is close-knit, with the School and Church at its heart. Our pupils enjoy learning and make good progress. For the right candidate, this post offers an exceptional opportunity to use their knowledge, experience and creativity to empower our team and lead our school to new success. We are very happy to consider ambitious candidates who would value this temporary role as a means to gain leadership  experience as a stepping-stone to a permanent headship.

Recently graded as good by Ofsted, we are committed to achieving even higher standards and providing the best opportunities for the children in our care. The ideal candidate will continue to build on our school’s strengths and help provide a rich and challenging curriculum that inspires pupils to strive for excellence in all that we do. 

Potential candidates are encouraged to visit the school and can make an appointment with the school office on 01865 351416.

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW? ’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive  continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

The River Learning Trust and Beckley CofE Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.   The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this linkList of offences that are not filtered

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About Beckley Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
100 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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