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Deputy Headteacher

Aureus School
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Contract Type
Full Time
GLF Leadership Scale L18 - L22 £67,351 to £74,283
Start Date
1st January 2024
6th October 2023 11:59 PM
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Start Date
1st January 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1370130

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a passionate and experienced leader to join our Senior Leadership Team as Deputy Headteacher,  who is prepared to join a growing school on a journey to improvement.

Your opportunity

Working as part of a committed team, you will provide our students with an exceptional learning experience through a commitment to high standards and relentlessly giving support in order for staff and students to meet those high standards. This is a rare opportunity to have a truly transformational impact in the only co-educational comprehensive school in the Didcot area.

What we are looking for

Aureus School and the GLF Schools’ Trust are genuinely committed to developing headteachers of the future. If you apply for this post you will already be a dynamic, innovative leader who will inspire, motivate and challenge. You will have a ‘hands-on’ attitude to work and enjoy working in challenging circumstances. Above all, you will be committed to raising the aspirations of a community that has known sustained under-performance.A strong track record in leading and developing successful teaching, learning and engagement in a challenging context would be very advantageous. You are encouraged to visit our school if you are considering an application, upon appointment only.


Aureus School is a co-educational comprehensive school for 11 to 16 years that opened in Didcot in 2017. We firmly believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and our approach is driven by a belief in a comprehensive education and centred around high expectations for all. As a community, we believe in creating a learning environment that is both engaging and exciting, with an education that challenges our students to think critically and push boundaries. There is no limit to what our students can achieve and we provide the necessary support and resources so that everyone can succeed. As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new technology using the latest equipment to enhance the students learning experience.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

● Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils

● Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness

● 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

● We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

● Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

● Access to our highly competitive Teachers Pension Scheme/ Local Government Pension Scheme (delete as appropriate)

● Flexible working options

● Generous holiday allowance

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Employee wellbeing initiatives

● Access to a staff benefits portal

● Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details

Start Date: January 2024

Pay Scale: GLF Leadership Pay-scale GL18-GL22 £67,351 to £74,283

Contract type: Permanent

Interview Date:    12th October


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

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