Current Vacancies:

- Deputy Headteacher

- Clerk to the Governing Body

Deputy Headteacher

Commencing: 1st September 2019

Salary: L 20 - 24

This is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school of 1000+ pupils situated 8 miles North West of Oxford on the edge of the beautiful market town of Woodstock.

Applications are invited from ambitious professionals wishing to play a major role in the strategic leadership team with a key responsibility for the quality of teaching and learning.

We would welcome applications from candidates who share our belief in the capacity and potential of every child and who has the qualities of passion, enthusiasm and determination to take on this crucial role.  We will provide opportunities for the successful candidate to take on different responsibilities and challenges whilst in post.

The Marlborough C of E School is a great place to grow and develop as a teacher and a leader. We were graded as ‘good with outstanding features’ in our SIAMs Inspection and ‘good’ in all major categories by Ofsted (2018) and have developed a really strong culture of high expectations and ambitious students, coupled with a nurturing and genuinely happy school. We are looking for someone who shares our values and is prepared to work really hard to make our school the best it can possibly be for the young people in our care.

In return we offer candidates: fantastic students; a culture based on shared values; committed, professional and well-qualified colleagues; strong support from parents and Governors; flourishing partnerships with our primary schools and the local community; and a dynamic and forward looking environment that will enable you to flourish as a professional.  The school also benefits from being part of River Learning Trust and the successful candidate will play an important role in our links with the work of the Trust.   


Please read our application brochure for details on how to apply for this post.

Application Brochure

Application Form

Prospective candidates are warmly invited to visit the school before 5th April. Contact Carol Crow, HR Manager – 01993 811431 ex 203 or email: to arrange a visit.

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 23rd April at 9.00am

Interviews: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April 2019

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

Clerk to the Governing Body

Grade 8: £12.37 - £13.72 per hour

95 hours per year, approx. 2.5 hours per week, term time only

Home working, with attendance at evening meetings

Are you interested in supporting a local school and engaging with your community? Do you have good administrative skills and writing ability as well as an eye for detail? Would you like to gain new skills in a flexible, varied and interesting role?

We have a number of vacancies across our Trust for Clerks to support our school local governing bodies. Among other things you would be responsible for:

  • The timely circulation of agendas
  • Attending governing body meetings and the production of accurate minutes
  • Monitoring governing body membership and attendance
  • Maintaining the register of governors’ business interests
  • Providing administrative support to the governing body
  • Providing advice to governors on their legal and procedural duties.

Our governing bodies generally meet in the evenings but the rest of the work can be done at home at any time. Clerking for both full governor meetings and committees in one school would amount to approximately 95 hours per year including attendance at meetings (up to 14 per school year) and preparation and follow-up, as well as other duties related to the governing body’s operations.

We are interested in receiving applications from experienced clerks but we would also like to hear from anyone who might not have clerking experience but would like to train as one, as we can offer full training for this role.

To find out more about our schools, for further information about the post, and for application forms please visit our website or to arrange an informal chat with our Head of Governance, please contact Louise Askew on 07970 678962 or email

To apply for this post, please submit a completed application form to

The River Learning Trust (RLT) is a multi-­academy trust responsible for a number of schools and a school centred initial teacher training provider within Oxfordshire; the schools and SCITT are united by their commitment to the principles of the trust and a common belief in the benefits of everything that is gained by working together.

The River Learning Trust is 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 communities.
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