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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

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£64,224.00 - £74,282.00 Annually (Actual) Will consider a higher scale for an exceptional candidate

Headteacher job summary

Edith Moorhouse is a one and 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 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.

We know that great schools thrive because of the people in them, and we value each member of our professional community and value our health and wellbeing.  Our staff charter sets a standard that we all seek to follow. 

There is something special about people who work at River Learning Trust - so if you care passionately about what you do, strive to deliver excellence, and enjoy coming to work and making a difference to the lives of children and young people, we will welcome your application to join our team.

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. 

Visits to the school are welcome.  Should you wish to arrange a visit please contact our main office on 01993 842372 or email office@edithmoorhouse.org

Should you wish for a confidential conversation with Katherine Spencer, our Support and Challenge Partner for Edith Moorhouse, about the role prior to application then please email kspencer@riverlearningtrust.org

School website: https://www.edith-moorhouse.oxon.sch.uk/

River Learning Trust website: https://riverlearningtrust.org/

Edith Moorhouse Primary School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.  It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.  

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this linkList of offences that are not filtered

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

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.

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