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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

ISR L2 - L6

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a Deputy Headteacher who:

- has a clear vision and understanding of Catholic education and a commitment to promote theCatholic ethos throughout the whole school community

- is an outstanding class teacher, passionate in developing high expectations and striving forexcellence

- has effective communication and interpersonal skills

- has the ability to inspire, motivate and lead staff and children to achieve the highest standards

- has taken a strategic lead role in curriculum development and assessment

- is creative, forward thinking and resilient

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

- an exceptionally welcoming ethos and an outstanding sense of community through our closepartnerships with families, the parish and other community groups

- enthusiastic, caring children, who have a positive attitude towards learning and life

- a staff team committed to securing the best outcomes for all pupils

- a clear commitment to continuing professional development for you

- a fantastic team of staff and governors that are friendly and committed

Further details about the role

This is an opportunity to join a vibrant catholic school situated in the picturesque market town of Oswestryon the English/Welsh border.

The School Community are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and inspirational Deputy who cansupport the Headteacher in leading the school to the next stage on its exciting journey. Governors invite applications from practising Catholic teachers.

At Our Lady & St. Oswald’s Catholic Primary School we strive to ensure the very best outcomes for everylearner, so that they are all able to achieve their full potential as citizens for the future.

“This ‘small school with a big heart’ is valued by pupils and parents. Leaders have high regard forpupils’ personal development. They make sure that pupils feel listened to and valued. Pupils enjoy attending. Pupils play and learn well together.”

One parent described it as, ‘a family-oriented school, never fails to show love, care and commitmentto the children in their care.’ This summed up the view of many.

Ofsted July 2022

“Pupils talk about their school with pride, using words such as respect, sharing, helping, happy,healthy, welcoming. They say that their teachers are amazing and that everyone works hard to make the school better.”

Section 48 report June 2017

Further information about the school and this role can be found from the school's website: www.osoprimary.co.uk

We warmly welcome visits to our school. Appointments will be made on an individual basis. Please contact Mrs V Upton, our School Administrator on 01691 652849 to arrange a visit. We would love you to come and have a look around and see if your next career move is to join the community at Our Lady & St Oswald's.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check is required for the successful applicant. References will be requested prior to interview
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About Our Lady and St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
131 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01691 652849

Our Lady and St Oswald's: A small school with a big heart" Our Lady & St Oswald’s is a warm, welcoming school where everyone is valued and our Catholic Faith is the cornerstone of our school. We balance academic achievement with a caring and supportive environment and our children enjoy a varied and rich curriculum with lots of opportunities to access after-school clubs.

Arranging a visit to Our Lady and St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@osoprimary.co.uk.

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