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  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£50,122 to £55,360

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a truly inspirational Assistant Headteacher to join The Oval School. You will take responsibility for the upper phase (Y4 – 6) and be an ECT mentor.

In addition to an impressive track record of school improvement, you will have strong leadership skills and the credibility to motivate and empower others. You will be committed to the highest achievement for all. You will be a resourceful, inclusive and enthusiastic educationalist.

This is a demanding role that will require:

  • resilience and expertise to support the school moving to an outstanding Ofsted judgement
  • an unrelenting focus on high standards and excellence for pupils supported by a first-rate curriculum
  • passionate in promoting a child-centred vision
  • an absolute focus on the quality of teaching and learning
  • a commitment to developing further the strong ethos of the school

As Assistant Headteacher you will be expected to work closely with the Headteacher and leadership team to influence progress and standards, challenge under-performance and develop a clear strategic direction for The Oval School within the wider Trust. You will fulfil the role of overseeing the wider curriculum and together with the SLT, work to ensure that all pupils reach their fullest potential through a rich and varied curriculum.

What the school offers its staff

Continuous Professional Development One way we demonstrate this is by placing a significant emphasis on the continued professional development of all our staff. We want everyone to grow and develop with us and believe that regardless of job role or career stage, there should be opportunities to develop skills and experience in order to be better and further your career. To support chosen career pathways, the Igniting Our Potential Professional Development Programme provides a range of opportunities for networking and CPD. As a family of nine schools, we are able to provide cross Trust secondment opportunities

Applying for the job

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About The Oval School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
648 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0121 464 3248

Arranging a visit to The Oval School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email dwilliams@theoval.drbignitemat.org.

School location

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