West Witney Primary School, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 5FZ

33 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    12 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



£63,508 - £73,559

Headteacher job summary

Are you committed to providing children with an Outstanding start in life? JOB OVERVIEW We are looking for an inspiring and ambitious leader to lead our established and dedicated team to inspire our children to become lifelong learners with the confidence to achieve their potential. We are keen to appoint a high performer with the vision, ambition, and commitment to work at our school, with children at all levels, whilst ensuring a high standard of teaching and learning. JOB REQUIREMENTS The Governors are looking for a Headteacher who: 1. Can complete the school’s journey towards becoming an Ofsted Outstanding school 2. Understands the importance of working collaboratively with all stakeholders in the school, including the wider community and other local schools 3. Can lead teaching and learning across the full primary range with proven evidence of raising outcomes and standards 4. Has proven leadership skills and is a strategic thinker, with a vision to introduce new ideas along with the ability to identify and sustain long term improvement. 5. Has a successful track record of strategic financial and resource management, reporting to governors 6. Is committed to promoting the wellbeing of employees IN RETURN WE OFFER • A nurturing environment (both physically and culturally), with a progressive, ambitious and inclusive curriculum • A Senior Leadership made up of leaders across the school from Nursery through to Year 6, a Deputy Headteacher, a full time SENDCo, and School Business Manager • Pupils that behave exceptionally well, have positive attitudes and are keen to learn. • A community that takes pride in the school and is a key part of what makes the school a unique place to be. • A strong, dynamic and vibrant governing body. • The opportunity to make a real difference Safeguarding West Witney Primary School & Nursery is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check. It should also be noted that all staff are expected to promote fundamental British values.

Applying for the job

Please review the Headteacher application pack and submit your completed OCC application form to headrecruitment@west-witney.oxon.sch.uk

Interview dates: 20th and 21st September

Download an application form - 285 KB

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About West Witney Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
434 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
01993 706249

WHY CONSIDER West Witney Primary School & Nursery

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to lead West Witney Primary school & Nursery on our ongoing journey to becoming an outstanding school, and to sustaining its development to enable future successes.

The school is one of the largest in West Oxfordshire, and from 2022/23 academic year will have two forms across all year groups. The school’s resources have been well managed and as a result, the governors can support ambitious strategies that will deliver enhanced student outcomes and community benefit.

West Witney is a maintained school providing a personalised education which brings out the best in every child, builds on their strengths and enables them to develop a life-long love of learning.

Arranging a visit to West Witney Primary School

Visits to our school are welcomed and encouraged, please contact Flora de Ospina, School Business Manager, 01993 706249, flora.deospina@west-witney.oxon.sch.uk

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