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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £61,882 and £71,019

Pay scale

L12 to L18

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Board of St Blaise CE (Controlled) Primary School is looking to recruit an outstanding Headteacher to lead our successful and expanding school, starting in September 2024.

St Blaise is located in Milton Heights, just off the Milton A34 interchange.

NoR 142 Group size 1, Salary range: 12-18 (£61,882 - £71,019)

Pupils would like their next headteacher to:

  • be kind, happy, funny, creative, fair, respectful, supportive
  • teach, to always have a smile, to be determined, to be calm and patient
  • understand people’s feelings and thoughts
  • be joyful and energetic

Parents are seeking a headteacher who:

  • wants to maintain the family feel and wants to be part of our family
  • is compassionate, approachable, hands-on, known to all the parents
  • is enthusiastic, firm, but makes learning fun, and values extra-curricular activities

Teaching staff are seeking a headteacher who will:

  • ensure the core values that have been built up and embedded, will be sustained
  • take time to know and understand the needs of the children and parents
  • recognise and work with the strengths of the staff, allowing them to be creative
  • strive for all to achieve a good work-life balance

Support staff would like a headteacher who:

  • puts children first, not data and embraces inclusivity
  • has a warm nature, a sense of humour,
  • is a good communicator, is willing to listen and take advice
  • is wise and able to problem-solve, is proactive
  • has or is willing to develop their financial understanding of school budgets

Governors are seeking:

  • an outstanding leader with ambition, experience and enthusiasm to make our great school even greater
  • a leader who will continue to uphold our school Christian values of

Together we love and respect. We are creative, we are determined,

we are confident we are kind.

…in an inclusive school, where every child matters.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

(Loads actually, but in a nutshell)

  • Enthusiastic pupils, who love learning
  • Supportive and committed parent body
  • A team of creative teachers with a good mix of experienced and newly trained
  • Skilled and dedicated support staff
  • A hard working, knowledgeable and supportive governing body
  • A school well-respected within the wider community
  • A financially stable school
  • An expanding school with opportunities to appoint new staff and the challenge of bringing new communities together
  • A chance to grow and develop in your headteacher role

Further details about the role

This is an exciting time to lead St Blaise as we continue our journey to become a one-form entry school (with possible further development to a 2-form entry). School expansion has meant we enjoy a new, spacious EYFS and KS 1 building and enlarged grounds. This development complements original classrooms now used for KS2, a large hall, outdoor learning and science garden. The community of Milton Heights is expanding with much new housing: ensuring present and new communities come together in harmony is a key priority. Pupils’ attainment is at or above national averages; progress is good and often well above that which can be expected.

A Headteacher Information Pack– with procedures, an application form, job description and person specification, is available under additional documents and can be downloaded from the school website, www.st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk or by contacting the school office.

Application Procedure

Visits to the school are encouraged, please contact the school office.

Completed applications (application form and letter of application, 2 sides of A4 maximum) should be returned to the Chair of Governors at the school address or electronically chair.3260@st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk with the title Head Teacher Recruitment in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 21st February 2024 Shortlisting will take place on Thursday 22nd February 2024 Selection process will take place on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th March 2024. Further details will be sent to those candidates called for interview.

Should you have any questions please contact the school:

Telephone: 01235 831 368 or email office.3260@st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful applicant for any position will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (disclosure and barring system) and appropriate Right to Work clearances in line with our recruitment and selection practices.

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About St Blaise CofE Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
126 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01235 831368

St Blaise School has built its good reputation for being caring, friendly and supportive of every child and family. Our school values:
Together we love and respect. We are creative, we are determined, we are confident, we are kind
are thoroughly embedded in all that the school does. These are the bedrock for every decision made at every level - from pupil interactions and teaching, to leadership and governance.

As the school grows from being a small school with just 35 pupils, to half-form and now a one form entry (current roll 142), it is the governors' vision that the school ethos is enduring.

Arranging a visit to St Blaise CofE Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office.3260@st-blaise.oxon.sch.uk.

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