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An exceptional rural village school in Oxfordshire for children aged 3-11

Kingham Primary School, The Green, Kingham, Chipping Norton OX7 6YD

Headteacher to start in January 2021, full-time, permanent

Group 2: L8–21 (£48,808–£66,517) with potential for enhancement

Our high-performing school, at the heart of a traditional Cotswolds village, is looking for an outstanding headteacher to lead our talented team of teachers and challenge our children to become the best they can be.

This is a rare opportunity for an excellent head with natural leadership ability, or for an accomplished deputy who can demonstrate that they have the capability to take the next step in their career.

Our supportive parent community has high expectations for their children and the school, which has established a reputation for excellence across the academic curriculum, in creativity and performance, and through sporting achievement. The children are highly capable and engaged, despite the recent disruption to their schooling.

We want an astute and thoughtful leader who will deliver our ambitious vision for the school, defining and executing a carefully considered strategy providing continuous improvement and development.

You will be able to step into a strong existing operation and ensure that it remains outstanding, by sensitively transforming the way we work and using new technologies and techniques to optimise the use of our budget and resources so that everyone can achieve their full potential.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The completed application form should be accompanied by a brief covering letter, outlining your personal philosophy for primary education, how your qualifications and experience are relevant to the requirements of this role, and what you can offer to the future of Kingham Primary School.

Further enquiries and completed applications should be sent by electronic mail addressed to:

Closing date: 14 August 2020 (noon) – Applications have now closed

Interview dates: 16–17 September 2020

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