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Are you a creative thinker with a passion for learning who wants to further develop your leadership within a skilled and enthusiastic team?

The Oaks CE Learning Federation requires a Head of Learning at St Michael and All Angels CE Infant School, Lyndhurst.

We wish to appoint a dynamic and forward thinking Head of Learning, who has the passion and the commitment to move our schools to being outstanding at all levels.

This is a unique position that will be an excellent career move for the right leader. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Executive Headteacher and the leadership team across the Federation enabling our schools to continue their journey towards excellence. You will have responsibility for the day to day running of the school ensuring continuous improvement and this key appointment will support our innovative approach to curriculum development, with an emphasis on developing our children as successful learners.  The Oaks CE Learning Federation is at the leading edge of Evidence Informed Practice and our work has been recognised on the international stage.

The Head of Learning will share a class with a teaching commitment of 2.5 days plus shared PPA.

Are you:

  • Passionate about education? Looking for excitement and challenge?
  • Self-motivated?
  • An excellent KS1 practitioner/ EYFS who can motivate pupils, extend their learning and promote creativity?
  • Able to enthuse and communicate effectively within the wider community?


We can offer:

  • Happy children who respond well to responsibility and challenge
  • An exciting, enquiry based approach to teaching and learning
  • A highly motivating values led curriculum
  • The benefit of working within a Federation of three one form entry Infant schools
  • A friendly, committed, hardworking team of staff
  • Involved, supportive parents and a forward thinking governing body
  • Continuing professional development which promotes and encourages further leadership potential.

“Head of Learning is the best of both worlds; I get to teach, innovate, lead and learn everyday”  HofL Netley Marsh

“This unique opportunity allowed me to move from Assistant Head to Head of Learning where I could develop my passion for creating lifelong learners across the whole school community” HofL Copythorne

Further information can be found on our website:

We encourage visits to all our schools, please call the PA to the Executive Headteacher, Tracy Turner on 02380862009 to make an appointment.

Curious to find out more? Drop in and meet us at St Michael and All Angels on Thursday 5th July between 5pm and 6pm for tea and cake when we will be sharing our latest research.

Closing date: Monday 16th July noon.

Interview dates: 19th and 20th September

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