Powered by the Education Collective
Powered By theEducationCollective
Jobs In Schools
Login / Register
Wheatley Park School - -390 days remaining
Closing Date 20/03/2023
Holton, , Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1QH
Leadership Scale 11-15
NOR: 1350

Wheatley Park School

Everyone Learning - Everyone Caring

11-18 Academy and member of the River Learning Trust

1138 on roll including 201 Sixth Form


Assistant Headteacher

Full Time Permanent 

L11 - 15

From September 2023


We are seeking to appoint an exceptional senior leader who is thoroughly invested in our values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring to play a pivotal role in the day-to-day leadership and ongoing development of Wheatley Park School. 


You will join us at a time when the school has built up an enviable track record of sustained success on all fronts and enjoys an excellent reputation both within the local community and our multi-academy trust. 


Our vision is simply to provide an outstanding education - in the broadest sense -  to every student in a sustainable way. Integral to this are curriculum aims centred on the belief that ‘reading, writing and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.’ 


We are renowned for placing a high value on staff wellbeing and professional development at all levels.


Situated just east of Oxford in a unique parkland site, Wheatley Park School is a flourishing 11- 18 academy with a vibrant comprehensive intake. 


Our school is fortunate to be part of the River Learning Trust whose collective vision is for pupils and staff to thrive in schools which demonstrate:

  • all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning and strength of character

  • sustainable continuous improvement with no school standing still

  • all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly

  • collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload

  • pupils, staff, parents and communities gwho value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people


This role includes regulated activity relevant to children. 


Interested applicants are warmly invited to take a tour around the school and speak to the headteacher at the following times: 

  • Friday 10 March, 9:00am - 11:00am

  • Monday 13 March, 9:00am - 11:00am


If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit at these times, please contact Mrs Pat Mason (HR Manager) on 01865 877634 or by email to pmason@wheatleypark.org.  Full details can be found on our website here  Applications for this post can only be accepted via the MyNewTerm website here. To find out more about the River Learning Trust, please visit www.riverlearningtrust.org.

Closing date and time: 9:00am on Monday 20 March 2023


Interviews are currently planned for Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March 2023


The River Learning Trust and Wheatley Park School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.  All staff must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard children and young people.  The River Learning Trust are required to conduct online searches about you as part of their shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online.  By applying for this role, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check  Employment will also be conditional on the receipt of at least two acceptable references (one from current/latest employer) and evidence of the formal qualifications required for the role. The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. You should contact the school if you are unsure if this role includes regulated activity relevant to children.


For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates 


A copy of our Wheatley Park School Child Protection and Safeguarding policy can be found here


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. For further guidance for applicants click on the this link List of offences that are not filtered


Our staff are expected to maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school, by not undermining fundamental British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


What benefits does the Trust offer to its employees?

  • Annual pay increase for support staff (in line with grade boundaries) and for Teachers (subject to government framework and successful performance review)

  • A Defined Benefit Pension Scheme with favourable terms for all employees

(Teachers Pension for Teachers; LGPS for Support Staff)

  • Moving from the public sector? Those without a break in service can be reassured that RLT will recognise their continuous service.

  • Employee centred and family friendly policies and practises that support you in and beyond your workplace.

  • Offering flexible working wherever we can, in order to support the work life balance of our employees.

  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity leave, paternity leave and parental leave.

  • Competitive holiday entitlement for support staff (minimum 24 days rising to 32 day plus bank holidays  per annum - dependent on grade of role and length of service) 

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Funded eye tests and glasses for DSE users (subject to T/Cs)

Wheatley Park School,  Holton, Oxford, OX33 1QH  

Tel: 01865 872441    


More Information: https://mynewterm.com/school/Wheatley-Park-School/140875

Related Documents
pdf file icon Why Wheatley Park_ 2022-2023
pdf file icon WPS Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
pdf file icon Letter to Prospective Applicants - AHT September 2023
pdf file icon Selection Criteria for AHT September 2023
pdf file icon Job Description for AHT September 23
pdf file icon Advertisement for AHT September 2023