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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

A dynamic and confident professional is sought to lead Oakridge Primary School to continue to drive educational standards. At Oakridge we work collaboratively, learning from shared experience and responding positively to change. Working together enables us to achieve our best.

As an enthusiastic and motivational role model, you will work closely with senior and middle leaders to continually improve outcomes. You will be an excellent practitioner, experienced in coaching to inspire and develop high performing teams and support the retention of our valued staff. Your commitment to the values of the school will be evident.

You will have:

  • recent successful leadership experience;
  • a proven track record of raising and maintaining standards;
  • evidence of translating strategic objectives into action plans;
  • the ability to motivate staff, using effective performance management to achieve continuous improvement.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • a committed and proactive governing board;
  • a dedicated and experienced team with high ambitions for children;
  • happy pupils who demonstrate excellent standards of behaviour and positive learning mind frames;
  • a supportive parental and wider community.

We are proud to be a maintained school and we are looking to appoint an outstanding professional who demonstrates that children are at the centre of what they do and who shares our values. Like our learners, you will be resilient, reflective, resourceful and reciprocal, sharing our ambition to develop successful lifelong learners who contribute positively to society.

Further details about the role

Tours of the school available on:

Thursday 1st February 2024 at 9:30 am

Wednesday 7th February 2024 at 9:30 am

Thursday 22nd February 2024 at 9:30 am

Please book via office@oakridge.staffs.sch.uk

Selection Activities and Interviews: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March 2024

To apply, please submit your application on the Staffordshire County Council Application and send it for the attention of the Chair of Governors to office@oakridge.staffs.sch.uk.

For further enquiries, please contact office@oakridge.staffs.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school follows safer recruitment practices. Successful applicants will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks including enhanced DB Service check.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975/2013/2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

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About Oakridge Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
219 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01785 337300

Oakridge is a thriving and successful primary school that prides itself on providing the highest standards of education for the children in our school community. We expect our pupils to reach for the stars and it’s no different for our dedicated team of professionals.

Oakridge has many qualities, the most important of these being a dedicated and caring staff who share a wealth of experience. In addition we have excellent facilities and enjoy support from the community at large. These factors help us to provide the highest standards of education for your child. In partnership with parents we strive to ensure continued academic success and develop personal qualities in pupils of which we can be proud.

Our curriculum, whilst complying with National Curriculum, is skills based focusing on teaching children to be outstanding learners, providing exciting and challenging learning opportunities steeped in real life experiences. We seek to provide every opportunity for children to apply Literacy, Numeracy and Information technology skills across their learning in addition to co-operative group work and presentation skills.

We want all children to achieve the highest possible standards and make maximum progress in relation to their prior learning. We want children to enjoy acquiring and using knowledge and skills, to question and explore, to acquire positive attitudes, behaviour and personal beliefs and gain independence to become lifelong learners.

Arranging a visit to Oakridge Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@oakridge.staffs.sch.uk.

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