Headteacher – Madley Brook Primary School, Witney, Oxfordshire


“Achieving excellence by challenging boundaries”


Inclusivity and integration are central themes of our school, and we are fortunate to be co-located with Springfield Special School. This adds a unique dimension to the headteacher role at Madley Brook.


We are looking for a supportive and inspirational headteacher to embrace our commitment to staff and pupil wellbeing. Our new headteacher will also lead our school improvement agenda, accelerate progress for all our children, and work alongside the River Learning Trust. It is an exciting time to get involved.


Our original intention was to appoint in time for a September 2020 start. This has not been possible due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. We are now reopening applications with a view to secure a new headteacher for January 2021.


Key dates for your diary:

  • Friday 11 September: closing date for applications (5pm)

  • Tuesday 22 September and Wednesday 23 September: interviews


Candidates are strongly encouraged to communicate with our school before submitting their application. This may be a video call or a visit depending on prevailing government advice. Please contact the school office on 01993 862976 or office.2002@madley-brook.oxon.sch.uk to make an appointment.


Applications are to be made online via the TES website: https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/headteacher-oxfordshire-1332192. Please use the supporting statement in the application form to outline why you would like to be the next headteacher at Madley Brook Primary School, explaining how your existing skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements as set out in the person specification.


Shortlisted candidates will be advised on the structure of the interview days, along with the relevant tasks and activities via email by Tuesday 15 September 2020. Further shortlisting will take place at the end of the first interview day.


The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.