Headteacher, Abbey Woods Academy
This is a unique opportunity for someone who is passionate about making a real difference to the children and the community this welcoming and ambitious primary school serves.
Location: Berinsfield, Oxfordshire
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Start date: September 2020 (or earlier by negotiation)
We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead Abbey Woods Academy to future success, building upon and sustaining the recent whole-school improvement work since its Ofsted inspection in September 2019. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is passionate about making a real difference to the children and the community this welcoming and ambitious primary school serves.
Abbey Woods Academy is located in Berinsfield, a village seven miles to the south east of Oxford, and has an above-average intake of children with socio-economic disadvantage and additional needs. Since its Ofsted inspection, which judged the school as Requiring Improvement, significant progress has already been made towards establishing a curriculum framework that is creative and contextualised to the local community, and a collaborative team from across Anthem have helped to strengthen leadership at all levels. This work is transformational but needs a leader with a school and community vision to take it to the next stage.
We are looking to appoint a Headteacher with a proven track record at either Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher level. You will have the passion and skill to deliver inspirational and motivational leadership across the school that will further develop performance in all areas of the school’s work. You will create a stimulating, nurturing, happy, safe and productive learning environment that is engaging and fulfilling for all pupils and continue to build teaching capacity by working collaboratively within the school, with local partnerships and with other schools across the Trust.
Anthem is committed to being a place where everyone can thrive, so the successful candidate can look forward to high-quality professional development opportunities, the chance to work as part of a collaborative team of school leaders.
Prospective applicants are also welcome to have an informal discussion with the Education Director for London and the Thames Valley, Karen Walker. To do so, please contact us via the email address above.
Closing date: Monday, 23 March at 9.00am
Interviews: Tuesday, 31 March
Find out more about the school at www.abbeywoodsacademy.oxon.sch.uk
Anthem and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.