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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 February 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£64,224 to £76,071 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Orchard Meadow is a fantastic school, brimming with potential. It strives to provide an exceptional education for the local children. This post will provide an exciting opportunity for a Headteacher who wants to make a real difference to the local community.

As Headteacher you will have the opportunity to lead the school on its continued journey of improvement, ensuring it provides children with an inspirational learning environment and the very best opportunities right through their education. To support you to drive improvements you will have access to the support and resources of United Learning, including educational expertise, specialist finance, HR and technology business partners.

We are looking for a Headteacher, or an outstanding Deputy, who believes that extraordinary academic success is possible and can draw together a team that delivers it. As a confident leader you will have the ability to motivate others and command respect in staff and pupils alike. The school needs a leader with a clear vision, and the focus to drive forward improvement at the school.

What the school offers its staff

United Learning is deeply committed to the progress, success and safeguarding of all children and young people. We believe in serving local communities through creating excellent schools which provide outstanding education and support all the children of the area. Our Headteachers are central not only to the leadership of their school but also to the collective leadership of the Group. As a Group, we aim to offer more by working together than any single school could on its own: we aim to support and develop leaders, provide excellent professional development for all staff and offer broader experiences for children and young people.

We are committed to fairness, diversity and inclusion. We are currently working hard to improve representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders at headship level and to raise our proportion of women leaders to match their representation in our wider workforce. Whoever you are, if you have a strong track record of improving young people’s education and a drive to do more, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

If you are looking for an exciting and highly rewarding role within a Group that offers excellent professional development, and if you have a strong commitment to improving the lives of all young people, we encourage you to visit us.

Further details about the role

To arrange an informal discussion about the role please contact Corrina O’Beirne or Charley Freeborn at Propelo on 01273 222 877 or email unitedlearning@propelo.co.uk. If you would like to arrange an informal visit to the school please contact Propelo in the first instance.

Commitment to safeguarding

Orchard Meadow Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

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About Orchard Meadow Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
242 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01273 222 877

Orchard Meadow is located in Blackbird Leys on the outskirts of Oxford. We proud to be a diverse school with high ambitions and expectations, which is reflected in our school values and curriculum.

Everything we do is values driven and linked to PRIDE – our school motto. Learn more about our ‘PRIDE’ values here and see some examples of our students’ many achievements on the pages of this site. Every day we want pupils to feel proud of themselves and what they can offer their community as active, enquiring, compassionate citizens.

Above all, we want our learners to be happy and feel inspired by the joy of learning. Being a pupil at Orchard Meadow is an opportunity to find out something new, be creative, be challenged and, most importantly, feel valued.

We are a school family and this ethos is supported by daily ‘family meetings’, which help pupils to feel calm, safe and ready to learn. Our commitment to pupil well-being is supplemented by a bespoke curriculum and a broad offer which includes enrichment activities for all, mentoring and therapeutic interventions.

Arranging a visit to Orchard Meadow Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email unitedlearning@propelo.co.uk.

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