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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    21 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
52723

Job summary

We wish to appoint an inspirational Head of School, to work alongside the newly appointed Executive Headteacher in a new leadership structure. This is an exciting time to join the ODST family of schools as we continue to provide new and innovative ways of working to ensure the very best outcomes for all our children.

From September ‘21, we will begin our partnership with St Mary’s Infants School, with whom we have benefitted from a close informal relationship for many years. The leadership team, governors and ODST recognise that sustained success comes from being outward looking and building highly effective partnerships to promote school to school support.

As Head of School you will demonstrate outstanding leadership and strong interpersonal skills to inspire, motivate and empower colleagues to continuously improve our inclusive school. You will have responsibility for the daily leadership and management, working closely with the Executive Headteacher in shaping our strategic vision. You will understand fully how to build positive and effective relationships with all stakeholders; continuing to build a culture of trust and confidence in your ability to lead and manage with integrity and common sense.

Our Trust places a strong emphasis on the well-being of all staff and the Head of School is no exception. In addition to a bespoke CPD programme both to ensure effective induction and on-going professional development, we will support you to ensure an appropriate work life balance.

This is a key appointment for us and we are fully committed to finding the right person. Whether you are an experienced Head of School looking for a new challenge or a Senior Leader wishing to make the next step towards Headship, we encourage you to visit the school. This can be arranged through contacting the Interim Head of School, Paul Atkins, on 01993 702392. If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please do contact our Executive Headteacher Charlie Barwell. Cbarwell.3605@batt.oxon.sch.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 12.00 p.m.

Interviews: Thursday, 27th September 2021

Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust and The Batt School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people, that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

Applying for the job

Please apply online via the ODST website

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
Primary
School size
318 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01993 702392

About The Batt Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

The Batt School is a large primary school and prides itself on its close-knit, family-feel ethos through which the school provides a caring and inclusive education that respects and nurtures all pupils.

Arranging a visit to The Batt Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

We encourage you to visit our school, this can be arranged through contacting the Interim Head of School, Paul Atkins, on 01993 702392.

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please do contact our Executive Headteacher Charlie Barwell (Cbarwell.3605@batt.oxon.sch.uk)

School location

Corn Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6DY

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