Deputy Headteacher

Tower Hill School within The River Learning Trust, OX28 6NB

L6 to L10 full time, permanent

£45,213 - £49,937

Start date: January (preferred), April or September 2019


Do you have a passion for getting the best out of every child? Would you like to lead improvements in this rewarding environment?


Tower Hill School is an improving school with a strong sense of purpose and community within our area of Witney, and has excellent relationships with families and pupils. Our school motto is “Growing Together” and our school values are very important to us. We pride ourselves on being unique (our school library is a converted double decker bus, we run our Forest school in the Dell, our own little piece of wilderness and we have school chicken!) Things like this help inspire staff at the school to be highly motivated and keen to make a difference to the lives of our children


The Headteacher and governors are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Deputy Headteacher as a new post. The job description for the post is currently generic as we are keen to tailor the role to the expertise and experience of the successful candidate. There will be a teaching commitment for part of the week. We look forward to hearing about what strengths you could bring to the role.

Our children say they would like a teacher who:

  • Is confident
  • Respects them
  • Listens to their ideas
  • Is creative
  • Is honest
  • Encourages and supports them
  • Is caring
  • Is positive
  • Who has a sense of humour


Our children say they like the school because:

  • We are active and sporty
  • We have a great playground
  • We have our own Forest School
  • We have great art lessons
  • We are cared for and looked after
  • Our lessons are fun


The school is part of the River Learning Trust whose principles are a commitment to excellence, everyone learning and respectful relationships. The trust offers excellent opportunities for career progression and support. There is something special about people who work at RLT:

  • They care passionately about what they do
  • They strive to deliver excellence
  • They enjoy coming to work and making a difference to the lives of children and young people

Find out more about the River Learning Trust at

How to apply / closing date / where to find further details

Online applications through TES

Closing date: 15th October 9am

Interview Date: 18th October


For more information contact the School Business Manager Kate Walsh at


Tower Hill School and The River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. All staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 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.

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