• Application deadline

    21 June 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    21 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
L11 (£54,091) - L24 (£73,559)

Job summary


Bayards Hill Primary School

For September 2021/January 2022

Are you an enthusiastic, child-centred and aspirational leader, committed to inspiring and supporting pupils, staff and the wider school community to build on the successes of a large primary school? Our children and staff are looking for a Headteacher who is an inspirational and strong leader, who is warm and considerate, but is also strong and willing to stand up for the best interests of both pupils and staff.

The school has undergone a great deal of change since its previous Ofsted inspection, but there is significant improvement still to be achieved and implemented at a rapid pace. The school is benefiting from the assistance of a Support and Challenge Partner from the River Learning Trust, which the school is scheduled to join in the coming academic year. Further information on the other benefits that will come with membership of RLT are detailed in the Application Pack.

About our school:

Bayards Hill Primary School is located in Headington, Oxford, with a two-form entry (going down to one-entry in 2022/23) with 386 pupils on roll. It forms part of the Community Schools Alliance Trust (further information about the Trust is available at: https://csat.academy/). CSAT is in talks with the River Learning Trust (https://riverlearningtrust.org/) about merging during the forthcoming academic year.

Within the school day pupils are provided with a dynamic learning environment, which is enriched by the talents, skills and expertise of all our staff, parents and the local community. Outside the school day, in our after-school clubs, we provide an extensive menu of extra-curricular activities, including, sports and arts clubs.

What will you bring to our staff team?

• The experience and ability to lead, inspire and challenge a skilled and committed staff team to deliver outstanding outcomes for the children at Bayards Hill;

• Ongoing development of a challenging and supportive climate for learning where every pupil can achieve their true potential;

• The knowledge and skills to identify and meet diverse pupil needs in varied, creative and innovative ways;

• Knowledge, skills and strategies to further develop good and outstanding teaching for the benefit of all pupils;

• Commitment to promoting the vision and values of the school so that all feel valued as individuals and can contribute to creating a community who honour all people.
In return, we can offer you:

• A great opportunity to lead a dynamic, diverse and large primary school;

• Pupils with positive attitudes to learning, who are hardworking, caring and proud to attend their school;

• The support of dedicated and caring school colleagues and a governing body who are committed to delivering the very best for pupils;

• A salary reflecting both your experience and the size of the school;

• The support of a strong and skilled Trust Central Team.

Salary range: L11 (£54,091) - L24 (£73,559)

Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday, 21 June 2021


The Assessment Day will be on Tuesday, 29 June, and full interviews on Wednesday, 30 June.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
361 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number

About Bayards Hill School

Bayards Hill Primary School is rooted in the local community. The school is driven and guided by its Vision and Values:

● Be yourself

● Understand others

● Work together

● Aim high

● Believe big

Leaders and Governors have created a culture that lays the foundation for increased rates of pupil attainment and progress. Relationships between staff and pupils are exemplary and there is an excellent atmosphere within the school. Children are growing in confidence and self-assurance. They are well-motivated and are encouraged to aim as high as possible in order to achieve their full potential.

Our staff are totally committed to ensuring that our pupils become more resilient and further extend their potential to be the very best that they can be. The staff work closely together and are supported by an experienced and skilled Senior Leadership Team. Our teachers are enthusiastic and very committed to their professional development. All of our Middle Leaders have been promoted internally and have great potential to drive forward the school’s ambitious plans.

School location

Waynflete Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 9NU

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