This job expired on 26 June 2023 – see similar jobs

  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Leadership scale

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Uffington C of E Primary School is looking to appoint an inspirational and innovative headteacher, who is committed to getting the best outcomes for all pupils by continuing to embed and breathe life into our culture and values.

Uffington School is a forward thinking, active and joyful school, at the heart of a thriving community in southwest Oxfordshire. With strong foundations laid, it is now in prime position to be developed further, led by a passionate and purposeful individual, and supported by an engaged and experienced governing board and staff.

We are looking for a headteacher who:

- Is committed and passionate about delivering outstanding teaching;

- Will bring learning to life, to develop curious, confident and well-rounded children;

- Will build on the culture of community and harness the energy of key stakeholders;

- Will be committed to a culture of support and developing staff; and

- Has high expectations, warmth and integrity.

Our children have lots of ideas about what they love seeing in their headteacher. They have asked for:

- "Someone who is kind, fun, happy, fair and positive but can be strict when they need to be."

- "Someone who we see on the playground and who is sociable and listens to us."

- "Someone who inspires us."

- If you could wear shoes that they can hear when you're coming, they would appreciate that too!

What the school offers its staff

We can give you the opportunity to:

- Work with an incredible body of cohesive staff, and a school packed with engaged and well-behaved children

- Get involved in all parts of the school, and be able to see first-hand the positive impact had on every pupil as they progress through the school community

- Take a school with a solid platform and shape it into the next level with a supportive and engaged governing body.

Commitment to safeguarding

Oxfordshire Schools 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 applicants are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Uffington Church of England Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
97 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01367 820296

Uffington is a rural village in south-west Oxfordshire, about halfway between Faringdon and Wantage. The village is best known for the Uffington White Horse (an ancient chalk sculpture carved into the hillside above the village), and each year hosts the White Horse Show (a country fair that raises money for local community
The majority of our pupils come from Uffington and the two neighbouring villages of Baulking and Woolstone, with most pupils able to walk to school. The local community has a good mix of people with different
backgrounds and talents, and that feeds though into the school.
Uffington is a small primary school with an intake of 15 children a year. This means we have four mixed-age classes (all named after famous local places): White Horse Class (nursery and reception children in a shared EYFS setting), Ridgeway Class (years 1 and 2), Dragon Class (years 3 and 4); Wayland Class (years 5 and 6). The school currently has 110
children. In our small school Everyone Matters, and one of the times we see that is on Founder’s Day each summer, as we celebrate the progress of each of our departing Year 6 pupils. Wayland Class perform in a thanksgiving service in the church, followed by a family picnic on the school field (including sweets being catapulted onto the field from the church tower). It is a moving and enjoyable way to bring the broader school community together.

Arranging a visit to Uffington Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@uffingtonprimary.org.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Deputy Headteacher

Parsons Down Infant School

Herons Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3SR


Fynamore Primary School

School Road, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 9UG

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Oxfordshire