Deputy Headteacher

St Oswald’s CE Primary School are seeking to recruit an outstanding deputy headteacher who will support the school’s strong values and Christian ethos, and provide dynamic leadership to help us to achieve our vision of ‘Learning for all, caring for each other, preparing for the future’. This post will have a 0.6 teaching commitment.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of high-quality teaching in EYFS and/or KS1.
  • Enthuses and engages pupils and staff through creative and inspirational teaching and leadership.
  • Has a proven track record of achieving sustained improvement in the quality of provision and outcomes for children.
  • Is a caring and nurturing leader, dedicated to pupil and staff wellbeing.
  • Will work closely alongside the headteacher and senior leadership team to lead, motivate and support staff to achieve excellence across and beyond the curriculum.
  • Will live out our school values and be a role model to all.

We can offer:

  • A happy, hardworking, inclusive school with excellent relationships with the local church, supportive families and enthused and motivated pupils.
  • A strong, committed, skilled and friendly team of staff and governors.
  • A wonderfully diverse range of families, due to our close proximity to the University of York, which attracts staff and students from all over the world.
  • A modern, well maintained building with modern facilities, large communal areas, and flexible indoor and outdoor teaching spaces.
  • A school that wants to continue to evolve and improve, while maintaining its high academic performance and its Christian ethos.
  • An excellent opportunity to develop strategic leadership skills to make a difference to the whole school community.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and will be led by Jemma Dunne, our current Deputy Headteacher who will take up the post of Headteacher in September 2023. Visit times are as listed below and can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01904 555421 or

Visit times:

Tuesday 21st March, 1.30pm

Thursday 23rd March, 4pm

Monday 27th March, 4pm  

Friday 31st March, 10am

Monday 17th April, 4pm

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