Headteacher - Burford Primary School Burford Primary School, Burford, Oxfordshire

Job description

Burford Primary School
Headteacher Vacancy for September 2020

It is an exciting time to be joining our vibrant and growing community primary school in Burford, the gateway to the Cotswolds.

We are a small, rural primary school situated in the heart of the attractive, mediaeval town. Currently there are 122 pupils on roll, with building work currently underway to allow for expansion over the next three years. The eighteen staff members support children in four mixed age classes.

We are looking for someone who can lead, manage and inspire us on the next stage of our journey, including building and developing the staff team, managing the school’s growth and ensuring that our curriculum inspires and challenges our children.

Governors are committed to working alongside a new Headteacher who shares our vision and we look forward to a rewarding, happy and successful partnership.

What to do next
For more information please visit the ODST vacancies page, or to arrange an informal visit to the school, please contact Mrs Sally Hunt, School Business Manager, in the school office on 01993 822159 or Email: office.2251@burford-pri.oxon.school.uk

Applications must be completed on-line. Please click on ‘view current vacancies’ on the ODST website at https://www.odst.org.uk/vacancies and then ‘search’ to find this vacancy.

Leadership Pay Range L12-18

Closing date for applications is 13 March 2020

Shortlisting will take place on 19 March 2020

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday 31 March with a more informal meeting (Burford High Tea) with Governors and Staff late afternoon on Monday 30 March.

The legal bits
The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer.
This post is considered as exempt by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemption) Order 1975. You will therefore be requested as part of the application process to disclose any convictions or information regarding criminal activity in respect of the applicant including convictions that would otherwise be considered ‘spent’.

All schools in the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust (ODST) are committed to equality and diversity and the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children and young people across the Trust. The Trust expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Burford Primary School provides a safe and secure environment for pupils to learn. The school and its governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and operates a strict Safeguarding Policy, with procedures being rigorously and consistently applied. The Headteacher will be required to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in the school and to become the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for the school.

The successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

From a GDPR perspective, the information you have provided will be stored on our secure database and will only be used to process your application. It will not be passed to any other organisation.

Essential educational requirements

Please visit the ODST vacancies website page for a full job description and person specification

Essential qualifications

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Essential skills and experience

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About Burford Primary School

Priory Lane, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4SG
Burford Primary School website (opens in a new window)