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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 March 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L13 - L19

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Headteacher who will:

  • Build on the solid foundations already in place,
  • Be approachable and a good listener, with an ability to work collaboratively with others,
  • Place the children front and centre of all that you do, valuing each child as an individual and continuing the school’s inclusive approach,
  • Develop the excellent teaching and learning provision for our children, ensuring that each child achieves their true potential,
  • Encourage, motivate and support the staff team, providing opportunities to share skills and develop,
  • Inspire the whole school community by setting clear standards and fair expectations.

Further details are available in the accompanying candidate information pack.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • Children who are keen to learn, behave well and care for one another,
  • An excellent staff team with considerable expertise, who work well together and care deeply for our pupils,
  • A broad and ambitious curriculum which offers exciting and inspirational teaching and learning opportunities,
  • A fantastic school environment, with excellent outdoor space and established programmes for wider learning,
  • A committed local governing body who supports the Headteacher and cares for staff and pupil wellbeing,
  • An engaged and supportive parental community with a hard-working PTA,
  • Opportunities for development, support and challenge as part of a well-established multi-academy trust.

Further details are available in the accompanying candidate information pack.

Further details about the role

To apply for the role, please click on the accompanying link. Only applications received through our website will be considered for shortlisting. Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged through our School Effectiveness Partner, Bob Pattenden.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Fir Tree Junior School

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
232 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
07423 109263

Fir Tree is a two-form entry junior school with close links to our feeder infant school St Nicholas C of E, and currently we have 218 children on roll. We take pride in our ethos, which is underpinned by the values of: respect, responsibility, courage, tolerance, friendship and perseverance.

We are fortunate to have a fantastic school site, with a forest school and pond, a vegetable garden (supplying our chef, Siva, with home-grown produce to be cooked for lunches in our school kitchen), a large playing field, play equipment and an outdoor classroom which we call ‘The Castle’.

This is an exciting time for Fir Tree Junior School. Whilst currently a two form entry junior school, due to housing growth in the town we expect to become a one-form primary school and whilst we can’t put an exact date on this yet, we anticipate the change is likely to happen within the tenure of our next Headteacher. As such, the appointed candidate will need to be able to demonstrate strong planning skills and an ability to work collaboratively - with our colleagues at St Nicholas C of E Infants’ School, with colleagues within ODST and with those at Oxfordshire County Council. Although planning is still at a relatively early stage, the eventual project will provide a rare opportunity to support the transition of a junior school into the full primary phase.

Arranging a visit to Fir Tree Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bob.pattenden@oxford.anglican.org.

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