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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    15 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Deputy headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L5 - L9

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you kind, curious and ambitious? Are you passionate about primary education? Do you have a vision for curriculum development? We are looking for a senior leader ready to take on a new challenge and work with us to support our drive for improvement across our school.

Oakwood is a 1.5FE community. We pride ourselves on embodying our core school values of kindness, curiosity and ambition within our broad and balanced curriculum. We have a wonderful community of children, staff, parents and governors and, following the promotion of our current Deputy, we are now looking to appoint a fabulous Deputy Headteacher who:

  • Has a deep understanding of teaching and learning, particularly in KS2
  • Has a proven track record of leading and improving standards
  • Is forward thinking and adaptable
  • Has a passion for inclusive practice to improve outcomes for all pupils
  • Is a resilient individual and a positive role model for both staff and pupils
  • Is supportive and committed to mentoring and coaching our staff team

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • eager, motivated pupils who are proud of their school
  • a friendly, ambitious and supportive staff team
  • dedicated leadership time and a commitment to work-life balance
  • opportunities for continuing professional development
  • a school committed to an inclusive, child-centred therapeutic approach
  • engaged, knowledgeable and supportive parents and governors
  • access to wellbeing support including physiotherapy through our subscription to Schools Advisory Service
  • a well-resourced school with fabulous grounds

Commitment to safeguarding

Oakwood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other pre-appointment checks, including an online check, as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023).

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About Oakwood Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
318 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Oakwood is a popular, Ofsted outstanding, 1.5 form entry primary school in a leafy, residential area of St Albans. We have beautiful, spacious grounds with well-equipped outdoor learning areas, garden and sports facilities, to enable children to really benefit from our outdoor space.

We are a successful school with a friendly, dedicated and talented staff team, ably supported by experienced governors and an active PTA. The school is a key part of our local community here in St Albans, and we maintain a busy calendar of events to enhance these connections. Visitors to our school always comment on the welcoming atmosphere, friendly, helpful office staff and lovely displays.

Arranging a visit to Oakwood Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email deputy@oakwood.herts.sch.uk.

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