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Headteacher - St James CE Primary School, East Hanney

Salary: L15- 21

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Permanent

Date Posted: 4th May 2022

Closing date: 20th May (noon) 2022

Starting date: 1st September 2022

Are you ready to make a real difference to the community?


We are looking for an inspirational and inclusive leader who will nurture the children and lead the staff to excel in this delightful setting. We are keen to appoint a Head Teacher with a strong vision and passion to build on recent progress and ensure that St James CE Primary School continues to provide an engaging curriculum whilst raising aspirations for all learners. Your drive and vision will help us to continue to maximise the personal, social and academic  development and achievements of all our children, as well as contributing to our local community. You will be warmly welcomed by our enthusiastic children who are proud of their school and their achievements, our committed and motivated staff, supportive parents and Governing Body.

St James CE Primary School is a 1FE Primary school and Nursery located in Hanney, Wantage. The school is part of the Vale Academy Trust and actively benefits from being part of a wider network.

WHY CONSIDER St James CE Primary School?

St James is currently Ofsted rated ‘Good’ You will have the opportunity to lead dedicated hardworking teachers and staff, to observe and share practice on a regular basis, developing pedagogy through reflection. We pride ourselves on good pupil behaviour and a strong ethos of inclusion and diversity. The full job description and person specification is available to download below.  


The Trust is looking for a Head Teacher who:

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire all of our children and colleagues.
  • Understanding of working within a Church of England school.
  • Will continue to raise aspirations, standards and achievements for all our children
  • Will focus on securing high quality teaching and learning
  • Has proven leadership skills and is a strategic thinker, with a vision to introduce new ideas along with the ability to identify and sustain long term improvement.
  • Is committed to the further development of the partnership with the Parents, and the wider community.


  • A welcoming environment where the children are positive, enthusiastic and enjoy learning, as well as cheerful and well behaved.
  • A supportive Governing Body.
  • Professional, hardworking and motivated staff committed to developing and raising standards.
  • A close working relationship with parents and partner schools.
  • An exciting opportunity to make a real difference.
  • Opportunities as an active member of the Vale Academy Trust

We welcome your interest. Informal discussions and visits to the school can be arranged by contacting Mrs Hazel Pittard - Director of Learning. Tel: 07388 901312  Email:

Closing date: Noon 20th May 2022
Shortlisting will take place on: 20th May 2022
Formal Interviews: Week starting 23rd May 2022

Job start date: 1st September 2022

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references and verification of identity and qualifications.