Deputy Headteacher

Matthew Arnold School, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9JE

This job expired on 28 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 December 2021

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Leadership Scale 20-24

Deputy Headteacher job summary

Matthew Arnold is a thriving community school on the outskirts of Oxford looking to appoint a new Deputy Headteacher with proven leadership skills who can further develop the school’s ethos where young people are at the heart of everything we do and leave us ready to take on the challenges of early adult life. Matthew Arnold is an oversubscribed inclusive 11-18 school of nearly 1,300 pupils that serves a mix of urban and rural communities across the west side of Oxford. It is a high achieving school (2019 Progress 8 +0.69) and annual data indicates increasing rates of progress for our disadvantaged students. This has been achieved by focusing on improving outcomes for every student and continuing staff development. We are looking for someone: ● With a record of exceptional and collaborative leadership ● Who can inspire all our students and staff ● Able to discover, plan for and lead through the next decade of school improvement The school is part of the Acer Trust. All schools in the Trust play an important part in the success of the Trust and work together collaboratively so that each school in the Trust is a great place to learn and to work.
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About Matthew Arnold School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1320 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
Contact phone number
01865 862232

Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school on the edge of Oxford with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this.

The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. Our induction programmes give strong support to NQTs.

We offer defined-benefit public sector pension schemes (Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme), a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, good bus links, car and cycle parking.

Arranging a visit to Matthew Arnold School

A visit to the school is recommended. If you would like to visit (virtual or in person) or have an informal conversation about the Deputy Headteacher’s role to take place in the weeks leading up to 20th January 2022, please contact Katrina Lukaszyk on hr@maschool.org.uk who will be able to arrange a time with the Headteacher.

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