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  • Start date details

    1st January 2024 (or to be negotiated)

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 July 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time: This is a full-time permanent position

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£44,305 to £48,895

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Assistant Headteacher - Leadership Scale L1-L5

Full Time – Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an excellent Assistant Headteacher. We are looking for someone who loves children and has a passion for learning and education. The successful applicant will have the ambition to make a significant contribution to the leadership and management of the whole school, and most importantly, to make a difference for the children and staff. The role of Assistant Headteacher is broad and we require a committed and hardworking team player with great inter-personal skills, energy and creativity.

Applications are welcome from both experienced leaders and aspiring leaders who are ready for the next step in their career. The role comes with a reduced teaching commitment and dedicated leadership release time.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to and supportive of the values of our church school and our Christian ethos
  • Have a track record of excellent classroom practice and experience of raising standards
  • Have a track record of leadership which has contributed to whole school improvement
  • Be an excellent practitioner, delivering a curriculum that inspires learners
  • Be resilient and prepared to go the extra mile to make a difference to our children
  • Have outstanding interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Be a reflective practitioner who is keen to continue developing their pedagogy
  • Have high personal and professional standards, committing themselves to success through effort and teamwork
  • Be committed to the school’s Christian ethos, vision and values

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact the school to arrange a mutually convenient time. Application forms and further details are available by visiting our website.


What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Happy, enthusiastic children with a positive attitude to learning
  • A positive, caring working environment encompassing our ethos and values
  • Strong links with our community including wonderful parental support and strong links with the Diocese
  • An opportunity to work as part of a fantastic team both in school and as part of our Academy Trust, ODST
  • Opportunities for continued professional development along with access to dedicated health & wellbeing services

Further details about the role

To apply, please visit our school website and complete the application and recruitment monitoring forms and email to Emma Richardson, School Business Manager at admin.3244@st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

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About St Nicholas' Church of England Infants' School and Nursery Class, Wallingford

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
187 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
Phone number
01491 836408

Welcome to St Nicholas CE Infants' School. At St Nicholas we aim to provide the highest quality education to ensure the best outcomes for every individual child. We passionately believe that happy children make successful learners. Our Christian ethos underpins our work, helping to nurture your child on their journey through school.

We are a church school here to serve the whole community. With approximately 180 children, St Nicholas has been at the heart of Wallingford life for over fifty years. We pride ourselves on our caring ethos and dedicated staff who ensure that the children in our care receive the very best start to their education, enabling them to become the best they can be.

St Nicholas CE Infants' School joined Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) as an academy on 1st April 2018. ODST was founded in 2012 from a commitment to excellent education for academies in the Oxford Diocese. The Trust has now grown into a large family serving over 6100 pupils and their families and communities.

The school is situated in grounds of approximately one acre. These are semi-wooded with a large copse, a grassy area and a pond. This diverse area enables the children to enjoy and learn in the outdoors as well as in the classroom.

We admit children into our nursery in the term after their 3rd birthday, and then into one of the two Reception classes in the academic year in which they turn 5 years old. The Early Years classes are large, bright and colourful and are surrounded by a variety of outdoor experiences – a sandpit, a slide and climbing frames. The children can ride bicycles, dig holes and develop their imaginative play alongside learning the basics of reading, writing and mathematics.

Play based and more formal activities continue as the children move into Year One and then into Year Two. Our interesting and creative curriculum is based upon themes which are developed alongside the children’s interests. The children are readily motivated to learn and staff take great care to ensure all children are given every opportunity to thrive.

You can find out a bit more about our school by visiting the school website: www.st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk

Miss Amy King

Arranging a visit to St Nicholas' Church of England Infants' School and Nursery Class, Wallingford

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin.3244@st-nicholas.oxon.sch.uk.

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