Kingham Primary School, Kingham, Oxfordshire


Job details

Job role Leadership
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Group 2: L8–21 (£48,808–£66,517) with potential for enhancement

Job summary

Our high-performing school, at the heart of a traditional Cotswolds village, is looking for an outstanding headteacher to lead our talented team of teachers and challenge our children to become the best they can be.

This is a rare opportunity for an excellent head with natural leadership ability, or for an accomplished deputy who can demonstrate that they have the capability to take the next step in their career.

Our supportive parent community has high expectations for their children and the school, which has established a reputation for excellence across the academic curriculum, in creativity and performance, and through sporting achievement. The children are highly capable and engaged, despite the recent disruption to their schooling.

We want an astute and thoughtful leader who will deliver our ambitious vision for the school, defining and executing a carefully considered strategy providing continuous improvement and development.

You will be able to step into a strong existing operation and ensure that it remains outstanding, by sensitively transforming the way we work and using new technologies and techniques to optimise the use of our budget and resources so that everyone can achieve their full potential.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applying for the job

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School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 243 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Kingham Primary School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email governors@kingham.oxon.sch.uk

About Kingham Primary School

An exceptional rural village school in Oxfordshire for children aged 3-11.

Tucked away off the corner of the village green, Kingham Primary School looks out over woods and open fields in the countryside of the Cotswolds.

As well as Kingham, Churchill and other local villages in West Oxfordshire within its catchment, the school serves a wider area, including the nearby town of Chipping Norton and parts of neighbouring Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, subject to the availability of places.

Kingham Primary School has around 200 children in seven year groups. There is also a nursery class offering pre-school places to children from the age of three. The school is highly regarded by parents and is rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Although secular in outlook, it has links to the local church and welcomes children of any faith.

The main school building is about a hundred years old and has been subsequently extended to provide seven classrooms, a modern school hall, kitchen, library area, and a purpose-built early years building, which accommodates the nursery and reception class.

Situated in leafy grounds, there is a large playground, forest area, school garden, and a large playing field.

Always learning to be our best

Kingham Primary School provides a safe, supportive and stimulating environment, which inspires our children to be composed, confident, and considerate, responding positively to every opportunity to develop their full potential. We encourage children to explore, expand and express their skills and talents through a carefully crafted creative curriculum tailored to the needs of every individual.

Our values
We all love to play, explore and discover, to look, listen, learn and understand.

We have fun together as one friendly family, always ready to help one another, making sure that everyone is safe and secure, and has the choices and chances they deserve.

We enjoy creating, competing and performing as well as we can, respecting our differences as individuals and strengths as a team.

We want our school to be the best it can be, for us and those that follow.

We look beyond our playground, field and forest, to the wider world and realise we all have an important part to play in the future.

There are no limits to what we can achieve, and we will work hard to show and share our success.

Our school is a friendly place where learning is fun and exciting.

We take pride in our achievements and the quality of our work.

Everyone is personally valued and respected as an individual.

Arranging a visit to Kingham Primary School

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact us by email in the first instance.

School location

Kingham Primary School, Kingham, Oxfordshire, OX7 6YD