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Headteacher

Bloxham Church of England Primary School, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 15 to Lead Practitioners range 21, £57,986 to £66,517

Job summary

SAFEGUARDING
To ensure that the school is a place where the safeguarding and welfare of children is of prime importance, and that the school works effectively to comply with all statutory requirements, guidance, procedures and agencies.

LEADERSHIP
Working as a part of the Governing Body, to clearly articulate the school’s vision and ethos to all stakeholders and to lead its implementation operationally.
To formulate and implement a clear school improvement plan and provide evidence to the Governing Body of its implementation.
To implement the school’s policies and provide evidence of such to the Governing Body.
To ensure that the school upholds its Christian ethos and promotes its relationship with the Church.
To communicate effectively and clearly, and to inspire and lead the whole school community.
To model self-care and respect for one’s own welfare. To balance the competing demands of professional and private life and to undertake professional development that supports and improves capacity to lead the school.

TEACHING AND LEARNING
To develop innovative and effective approaches to teaching and learning.
To ensure that the curriculum remains broad, and is developed both within and beyond the school day, creating a rich set of opportunities for every child.
To ensure that there is a consistent focus on pupils’ progress, and to effectively use data and benchmarking to monitor and improve the quality of teaching and learning.
To ensure that the school effectively manages teaching and learning with respect to the role of technology in the lives of children and the wider community.

COLLABORATION
To build a collaborative learning culture in the school and to create an environment of active engagement with parents, governors, the LA, the Church, other schools in the Warriner Partnership, and the local community.
To work with all stakeholders to implement the school’s vision.
To spend time with staff and pupils, and to be highly visible in and around the school.

MANAGEMENT
To recruit and deploy staff appropriately, so as to best deliver the school’s vision.
To manage all teaching and non-teaching staff, including implementation of effective Performance Management procedures carried out according to the school’s Pay and Appraisal policies.
To ensure that all new staff are appropriately inducted and that there are sufficient opportunities for professional development.
Using strategic financial planning, budgetary management and principles of best-value, to manage financial resources effectively to deliver the school’s priorities.
To manage and organise the school environment to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum, safeguarding and Health and Safety and is also a safe and inspiring space that reflects the school’s vision.
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Applicants should also refer to the range of duties and responsibilities for headteachers set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.

Essential educational requirements

Qualified teacher status.
Evidence of a commitment to continued professional development over time eg. NPQH, financial training, performance management.

Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status.

Essential skills and experience

To have held a senior leadership role for at least three years. Experience of working in more than one school.

DESIRABLE
Experience of working in a Church of England school.
Experience of working in all three primary stages (Early years, KS1, KS2).

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Church of England
Education phase Primary
School size 421 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Bloxham Church of England Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email bursar.3064@bloxham-pri.oxon.sch.uk

About Bloxham Church of England Primary School

School location

Tadmarton Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4HP