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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: The governors are seeking to appoint a dedicated and dynamic Headteacher to lead the school. Our Senior Leadership Team is ambitious about driving standards of teaching and learning and improving outcomes for all children. This is a great opportunity to lead the SLT to deliver our vision for the school.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Leadership L15 to L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

Sandhills Community Primary School is an inclusive school serving several vibrant and diverse communities on the outskirts of Oxford. There are currently 254 students at the school. The school has recently been rated “Good” by Ofsted in November 2022.

Our new headteacher will have:

  • An excellent knowledge of the National Curriculum and on-going educational developments
  • Substantial and relevant teaching experience across the primary age range
  • A clear understanding of what constitutes a broad and balanced creative curriculum that meets the needs of the pupils
  • Commitment to an effective approach to the positive management of behaviour
  • Confidence to lead by example, motivating and inspiring pupils, staff and parents
  • Effective communication skills to provide clear and accurate information as well as informed advice
  • Experience as a Head or Acting Head Teacher
  • The children have requested kindness, a good sense of humour and just the right amount of strictness!

What we can offer

  • A welcoming community, where pupils are proud of their school
  • A talented and dedicated staff who are ambitious for all pupils within the school
  • A creative and broad curriculum with a focus on personal development for our pupils

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS checkEmployment 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.The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer

  • A welcoming community, where pupils are proud of their school
  • A talented and dedicated staff who are ambitious for all pupils within the school
  • A creative and broad curriculum with a focus on personal development for our pupils

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. All of the schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to our 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 wide ranging 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.

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)
medical
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 Sandhills Community Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
254 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01865 433000

Sandhills Community Primary School is an inclusive school serving several vibrant and diverse communities on the outskirts of Oxford. There are currently 228 students at the school. We offer our children an ambitious curriculum, based around our core values of Respect, Relationships, Responsibility and Resilience, to ensure that all children have the opportunity to achieve their potential both academically and as citizens of the future. The school has recently been rated “Good” by Ofstead in October 2022.
Sandhills Community Primary School is part of the River Learning Trust, which presents opportunities for leaders and staff to work collaboratively and efficiently together between schools in the community. There is an extensive professional network across the Trust which supports and enhances collaboration, research and learning opportunities for pupils, staff and parents.

Arranging a visit to Sandhills Community Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ljones@sandhillsprimary.org.

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