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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    21 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £64,224 and £74,282, will consider a higher scale for an exceptional candidate

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Headteacher to this popular primary school in the Oxfordshire town of Carterton.

Edith Moorhouse is a one and a half form entry primary school. Our school is well known for hosting a significant number of children from Service families and proud that the environment we have created means they can settle in rapidly and incur no set-backs due to their mobility.

We can offer you a school that continually seeks new ways to improve the delivery of the curriculum with a skilled, highly committed and motivated staff team. Reach for the stars is the school motto which represents the heart of the school and our desire to always demonstrate aspiration and resilience.

The successful candidate will:

  • Will be well qualified with strong primary experience;

  • Will provide strong, decisive and courageous leadership

  • Have a successful track record in achieving whole school excellence in attainment and progress.

  • Lead in changing circumstances and formulate strategies to deal with them

  • Secure a strong safeguarding culture across the school

  • Be able to collaborate with other River Learning Trust (RLT) personnel and school leaders.

What the school offers its staff

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

Commitment to safeguarding

The River Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role.
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About Edith Moorhouse Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
370 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01993 842372

We are a popular primary school in the Oxfordshire town of Carterton, close to RAF Brize Norton. Visitors to our school often comment on the calm and friendly atmosphere, and our children are happy and enjoy their learning. As a school we have worked really hard over the past few years to build a strong and committed team with the capacity to improve the outcomes for our pupils. We are proud to be an academy as part of The River Learning Trust. We feel very strongly that our school team, along with the wider family of the River Learning Trust, is what makes our school successful.

Arranging a visit to Edith Moorhouse Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email helensmith@edithmoorhouse.org.

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