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Bayards Hill Primary School

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Bayards Hill Primary School

September 2019 start

Are you an enthusiastic, child-centred and aspirational leader, committed to inspiring and supporting pupils, staff and the wider school community to build on the successes of a large primary school? Our children and staff are looking for a Headteacher who is an inspirational and strong leader, who is warm and considerate, but is also strong and willing to stand up for the best interests of both pupils and staff.

About our school:

Bayards Hill Primary School is a large, purpose-built school with over 400 pupils on a spacious site in Headington, Oxford. The school is part of Community Schools Alliance Trust and works in close partnership with Cheney School, a large successful Secondary School in Oxford. The position comes with the likelihood of taking on an Executive Headteacher role, which would entail the overseeing of the opening and setting up of Barton Park Primary School (a newly built primary school close to Bayards Hill Primary School), in 2020.

Within the school day pupils are provided with a dynamic learning environment, which is enriched by the talents, skills and expertise of all our staff, parents and the local community. Outside the school day, in our after-school clubs, we provide an extensive menu of extra-curricular activities, including, sports and arts clubs.

What will you bring to our staff team?

  • The experience and ability to lead, inspire and challenge a skilled and committed staff team to deliver outstanding outcomes for the children at Bayards Hill;
  • Ongoing development of a challenging and supportive climate for learning where every pupil can achieve their true potential;
  • The knowledge and skills to identify and meet diverse pupil needs in varied, creative and innovative ways;
  • Knowledge, skills and strategies to further develop good and outstanding teaching for the benefit of all pupils;
  • Commitment to promoting the vision and values of the school so that all feel valued as individuals and can contribute to creating a community who honour all people.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A great opportunity to lead a dynamic, diverse and large primary school
  • Pupils with positive attitudes to learning, who are hardworking, caring and proud to attend their school;
  • The support of dedicated and caring school colleagues and a governing body who are committed to delivering the very best for pupils;
  • A salary reflecting both your experience and the size of the school;
  • The support of a strong and skilled Trust Central Team.

Salary range: L18 (£60,153) – L25 (£72,119)

The position is eligible for a relocation package and comes with a membership of a comprehensive Healthcare Benefits Plan.

Application and selection process

Further information and school visits:

To discuss the role further please contact Jolie Kirby, CEO of the Trust, on: 07365275554

Pre-interview visits to Bayards Hill are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Julie Germain, PA to the Headteacher, at: or on: 01865 759976. In turn, our CEO will be keen to have the opportunity to visit you at your current school.

For further information about the school please contact Julie or visit our website at:

As part of the application process we invite applicants to write a letter which communicates how they as Headteacher would ensure Bayards Hill provides an excellent education for every pupil and to complete an Application Form which can be downloaded below. Please send these by email to:


Bayards Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  Reference checks will also be performed prior to interview.


Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday, 11 March 2019


Shortlisting will take place on Monday, 11 March 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the range of activities that will form the selection process in advance of their interview.