• Salary: MPS/UPS
  • Contract Type: Maternity Cover
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Start Date: January 2023
  • Closing Date: Noon, 24 November 2022

We are looking for an inspirational teacher. You will be responsible for ensuring that the curriculum is challenging and engaging and helps our pupils make excellent progress towards year group expectations and transition towards the next key stage. The job would suit either an NQT or a more experienced teacher. You should have recent experience of teaching or training in the primary sector (with a Key Stage 1 focus) and may have experience of other key stages.

Aylesbury Vale Academy, Primary Phase is part of an all-through Academy from Nursery to Sixth Form and we are over-subscribed in every primary year group. We are a highly supportive school with strong leadership to help you develop. We are looking for a highly ambitious, committed and dynamic professional to join our primary who is passionate about primary education, communicates well with children and can make a positive impact on their learning. We aim to inspire our pupils and our distinctive, story-telling curriculum and focus on creativity, enables our pupils to make very good progress. The successful candidate will have a passion about learning, have strong inter-personal skills, be resilient, be an excellent teacher and have great subject knowledge.

We will offer you:

  • Large free car park
  • Five minutes’ walk to the train station (direct train to London Marylebone in 40 minutes)
  • 30 minutes to Bicester shopping village
  • Priority admissions for school staff
  • 10% discount on pre-school places
  • 10% discount on Primary wraparound care
  • 25% discount on the use of the Lettings facilities (sport pitches, sports hall, drama studios, Community suite, party rooms)
  • State of the art gym for staff use
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Free employee assistance programme – 24/7 phone line for free emotional, bereavement and financial concerns
  • Discount at local coffee shop
  • Free hot drinks in the staff room. We love our Wellbeing Wednesdays, where we offer free pastries/cookies to all staff!

The Academy is at an exciting stage of development with an experienced Academy Principal.

In Ofsted’s visit, January 2019, the school was judged ‘Good’ in all areas for the first time in the academy’s history.

Quotations from the recent Ofsted visit January 2019:

  • “Outcomes have improved because of strong subject leadership.”
  • “The behaviour of pupils is good. There is an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect across the school. Pupils’ conduct is calm and orderly.”
  • “Staff morale is high. They believe that leaders and governors take staff members’ well-being and workload into account and they feel well supported by the school.”
  • “Staff new to the school feel very well supported by their more experienced colleagues and the packages of training and support on offer.”
  • “Comprehensive induction and training programmes offered by senior leaders and the link advisor ensure that they very quickly establish themselves in their posts.”
  • “Pupils show a well-developed understanding and tolerance for others who are different from them. Tolerance and diversity are promoted well at Aylesbury Vale Academy.”

CVs will not be accepted unless they accompany a completed application form which can be downloaded from below.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate. For further information, contact Mrs C Baughan, Headteacher, Aylesbury Vale Academy Primary Phase at

Safeguarding Statement

Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children will be reflected throughout the recruitment process and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.