Ashford Oaks Primary School


Employment type: Full-time
Salary: Group 3 £58,000- £72,000 (relocation of £5,000 available)
Close date: 20th July 2020 at Midday
Date of Interviews: 15th & 16th September 2020
Position start date: January 2021 (or April 2021 for the right candidate)

Governors seek to appoint an inspirational leader who can create a compelling vision for the future of Ashford Oaks. Could this be you? 

Ashford Oaks Community Primary School is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted, 2017). It is well resourced with a Nursery provision and a Specialist Resource Provision for ASD. The school was awarded the Balance Scheme for Schools Accreditation in 2018. We are proud to provide a happy, caring and quality learning environment, focusing on the needs of the children. We are fortunate to have superb grounds offering the children the opportunity of being involved in many sporting activities.

We work with the community to provide an inclusive learning culture. We have a strong Pastoral Team, who offer early intervention and support that can make a real difference to parents and children.

Our ideal candidates is someone who:

  • Creates and communicates a compelling vision, leading by example displaying integrity, creativity, resilience and clarity.

  • Has a proven track record of impacting on standards.

  • Sets ambitious standards by challenging the status quo, clearly articulating a compelling set of principles.

  • Employs a collaborative approach working with teams to identify the right long-term priorities for the school.

  • Exhibits a rigorous review and evaluation of the whole school staff performance management leading to school improvement.

  • Exercises strategic, curriculum-led financial planning to ensure effective deployment of budgets and resources.

  • Demonstrates a proven ability to motivate and develop staff and to lead change.

In return we can offer you:

  • An exciting challenge and opportunity to lead our school as it continues on its journey to Outstanding. 

  • The opportunity to work with committed staff and Governing Board, who are keen to move the school forward and work with the Senior Leadership Team.

  • Pupils who have a positive attitude to learning, who are hardworking, caring and proud to attend their school.

  • Opportunities to work alongside schools in the Central Ashford Town Schools (CATS) collaboration. 

  • Additional support/mentoring is available from the school improvement advisor.

Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you have read all the relevant documents contained in this site. You should ensure that you address each of the points within the Person Specification in your application.

Candidate visits are currently not possible due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions; however, the governing body are happy to speak with candidates via a Zoom call or on the telephone. Alternatively, you can also take a virtual tour of the school here.

A Zoom meeting will be held on 16th July 2020 at 16:15, please contact Charlotte Parkins to be invited to this meeting.

The School and staff are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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