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Year 6 Lead Practitioner, Abbey Woods Academy

This position would be ideal for an ambitious teacher looking to start their leadership journey who is passionate about teaching and learning and standards in Key Stage 2.

Location: Abbey Woods Academy, Berinsfield, Oxfordshire
Contract term: Permanent
Full time/term time: Full Time
Pay range: L1-L3
Reporting to: Mrs Sophie Charter, Headteacher

Abbey Woods Academy is a one form entry primary school serving a diverse community in South Oxfordshire. Our vision for growing together, learning for life, caring for all is at the heart of what we do — we are an inclusive school that works hard to provide our children with the best possible life chances.  

We are seeking to appoint a Year 6 Lead Practitioner to join the leadership team and work with us to continue our school’s improvement journey. This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious teacher and aspiring leader to join our team and help us to create the very best school for our children.

The Lead Practitioner will be closely supported by the Headteacher and SLT, and they will be given opportunities to learn and grow and be part of the continued focus on driving the school forward. The successful candidate will be working at the cutting edge of school improvement and play a significant part in the strategic development and implementation of quality teaching and learning across the school.

If you are a qualified teacher, with boundless energy and enthusiasm to help us continue on our journey, then we would like to meet you! You will need to be an excellent classroom teacher and have the capability and determination to provide quality lessons and leadership support.

We will offer you:

  • Support and professional development opportunities in your area of speciality and beyond 

  • A very competitive salary 

  • The opportunity to work in a team focused on school improvement

  • 0.2 (1 day) non-contact time

  • Opportunities to shape your vision and create the best classroom environments

  • Resourcing and opportunities to visit other schools and provisions

  • Instructional coaching 

  • Leadership development and career progression

  • The opportunity to be part of a collaborative trust and to work with lead learners and experts

To view the job description, person specification or to download an application form please click the links at the bottom of this page. Completed applications should be sent to the school via the contact details below. 

Please note that this position is not suitable for an NQT. 

We would welcome applications from candidates currently working in international school settings with potential for interviews to take place via video calling platforms if required. 

Pre-application visits and/or discussions are welcome. Please contact Caroline Tidmarsh to arrange on 01865 340420 or email

Closing date: Thursday, 13 May
Interviews: w/c 17 May

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

Interested in working with us?