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Job Ref No. ECC2004-87L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: £64,663 - £74,718 (L18- L24)
Position Start Date: 01/01/2023 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 09/09/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 19 September 2022  

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The Governors of Oakfield Primary School are seeking to recruit an exceptional Head Teacher to lead our successful community school.

Oakfield Primary School is a group 3 school in Wickford, with 420 pupils on role. The school was rated Good at the last OFSTED inspection "with outstanding behaviour and safety of pupils". Our current Head Teacher is retiring at year-end, providing a fantastic opportunity to the right candidate to continue and further build on our successes.

The successful candidate will have strong leadership and organisational skills, engaging with pupils and staff on a daily basis to inspire all to achieve their potential. The Governing body will continue to work closely to support the successful candidate in delivering our vision, which is to unlock the potential of every child. Governors are actively involved in all elements of school life with pupils and staff alike, and have a strong connection to the Friends of Oakfield, our Parents association who successfully organise and deliver high-quality events throughout the year.

We warmly invite and encourage you to visit the school to meet us, our children and staff. Please telephone the school office on (01268) 734 343 to make an appointment.


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Oakfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the Safer Recruitment process the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Oakfield Primary School is a two-form entry LA school in Wickford for EYFS pupils through Year 6. We pride ourselves on offering a broad, engaging curriculum which draws on the expertise and skills of our hard-working and enthusiastic staff, to equip our children for the future and to provide memorable moments that our children will carry through their lives. The school is located in the Wick Meadows part of Wickford, and has a large KS1 and separate Early Years playground and Early Years Garden at the rear of the school. A section of woodland leading to the school pond complements the school's outdoor learning opportunities, further complemented by a large firepit and 'Hobbit House' used by all year groups. A large playing field provides ample space for sporting events as well as our annual Sports day and Summer Fete which is well supported by our wider community. A further large playground to the front of the school is available to KS2 pupils, which also includes newly installed outdoor gym equipment. The school provides an out-of-school hours facility for pupils who are dropped off early / picked up late at the ever-popular Acorns club which is run by school staff, providing parents and carers flexibility around work commitments. Oakfield has a strong, enthusiastic, and capable workforce who provide high quality education to our children, supported by excellent resources and facilities. The school's vision remains to create a school that unlocks the potential of every child, and we look forward to welcoming applications from candidates who share that vision.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Liz Whitelock
County Hall
Market Road, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 1XH
Telephone: 03330130777
Email: liz.whitelock@essex.gov.uk

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