Head of School John O'gaunt School, Hungerford, Berkshire

Job description

Excalibur Academies Trust is looking to appoint an inspirational individual who can lead and further develop John O’Gaunt, Hungerford on the next steps of its journey. John O’ Gaunt was inspected by Ofsted in July 2019 and rated as a ‘Good’ school. This position will report directly to the Executive Principal.

We are looking for an experienced senior leader who has:

• Inspirational and visionary leadership skills

• The ability to foster our culture of high expectations

• A track record of school improvement

• A dedication to raising standards

• The ability to challenge, inspire and motivate all of our students and staff to raise our already high standards even higher

• Good interpersonal skills of flexibility, creativity and organisation

This unique opportunity will allow the successful candidate to lead:

• A highly qualified and committed leadership team

• A flexible, motivated and committed team of staff

• Aspirational students, who are hardworking, polite and committed to their school and community

We will offer you the support of:

• A highly experienced Executive Principal

• An experienced and committed Governing Body

• Outstanding existing relationships with local schools, parents, communities and local business

• A supportive, innovative Trust with opportunities for career progression and development

• An opportunity to work with other Senior Leaders across Schools in the Trust

Our recruitment package for this post includes:

• A programme of continuing professional development

• Access to senior leader courses – NPQH, becoming an SLE, Lead Practitioner

• Mentor Training


• Coaching / Mentoring support

• Fast-track route for the right senior leader and success as Head of School

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Subsidised BUPA

• Car parking on site

• An additional payment ‘Golden Hello’ – part payment in year one and a further payment in year two.

Applicants should submit, along with their application form, a letter not exceeding 1000 words explaining ‘What skills, attributes and experience you bring to the role to enable John O’ Gaunt to meet its challenges over the next two years'. Please address the letter to ‘The Executive Principal – Ian Tucker’.

Essential educational requirements

Teaching degree or other degree plus PGCE

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

A proven track record of school improvement and dedication to raising standards

Employee benefits

Mentor support
Onsite parking
Golden Hello payment

About John O'gaunt School

Priory Road, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0AN