Headteacher


St John’s is a one-form-entry single academy trust in the historic Thames-side town of Wallingford in Oxfordshire. We pride ourselves on creating a supportive environment for our children to fully realise their potential. We have a very strong sense of community, and our values are at the heart of how we work.

Our current Headteacher, who has been in post for ten years, is taking up a new role at the end of the summer term. Her departure creates a fantastic opportunity to lead a truly exceptional school.

We can offer our new Headteacher:

  • A talented, dedicated and hard-working staff team, with support and a strong sense of community
  • Inquisitive, energetic and kind pupils
  • An active and skilled Governing Board, who provide effective challenge and support
  • An engaged and supportive parent body
  • A strong commitment to your own Continuing Professional Development – including studying for the NPQH if you do not yet have it
  • The opportunity to be part of a highly collaborative umbrella trust of schools, committed to mutual support and sharing best practice
  • A bespoke programme of induction, mentoring and coaching, drawing on the experience and expertise of Headteachers in the other OPEN schools as well as external resources
  • Regular supervision

Full details of the role including the job description, person specification and Headteacher recruitment pack are available on the school’s website: https://stjohnswallingford.org.uk/our-school/staff-vacancies/

If you think this role could be right for you, we would warmly encourage you to arrange a visit by contacting the school office on office.2567@st-johns.oxon.sch.uk or 01491 837305


St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

St John’s Primary School, Wallingford

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St John’s Primary School, Wallingford
St John’s Road
Wallingford
OX10 9AG

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