Assistant Head Teacher (Progress and Achievement), Arborfield, Wokingham

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Bohunt School WokinghamArborfield, Wokingham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: LG 10-13 (Reviewed as school grows)
Contract term: Permanent

Have you ever dreamed of an educational blank canvas?
Bohunt School Wokingham (BSW) is looking to appoint a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative individual with an excellent track record and experience of leading successful whole school priorities; to help shape and ensure the success of our new-build secondary school. The school opened in September 2016 with Year 7, and will grow to a roll of 1200 students, aged 11-16, by September 2020, with a final phase addition of a sixth form of up to 300 to follow.

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility for student progress and achievement, working in tandem with the Assistant Head for Engagement and Enjoyment and through Heads of Faculty, Subject Leaders and Achievement co-ordinators to enable every young person at the school to thrive. The successful candidate will be instrumental in ensuring that assessment of and for learning is robust and effective and that data is used actively and intelligently to ensure that no child falls behind. 

They will have the capacity and credibility to drive forwards the ambition, ethos and vision of the school, with a commitment to their own and others professional development. Applicants should have a proven track record of substantial impact as a leader to raising standards.

The reputation of the school is growing dramatically as we establish ourselves and our ambitions for education. Less than 4 terms after opening, the school is already oversubscribed and seen in the local community as a vibrant and exciting place to be, underpinned by high standards and a core ethos of Enjoy, Respect and Achieve. 

As a new and growing school, this is a rare and exciting opportunity for a skillful leader who can bring creativity, innovation and dynamism. A desire to be a big player in the development of a hugely ambitious brand new school is essential. Potential is just as important as experience.  

You will need to demonstrate a commitment to and evidence of success in sustaining academic excellence, and development of the wider aspects of school life; that enable every child to succeed. Applicants should be excellent classroom practitioners in their own right; as well as being able to; work as part of a team, roll up your sleeves and inspire other staff to excel. 

The South of England based Bohunt Educational Trust has evolved from Bohunt School in Hampshire, rated Outstanding in every category by Ofsted and was the TES School of the Year 2014. The growing Trust currently comprises 6 schools, as well as international connections and its own Teaching School Partnership.

Potential candidates are strongly advised to visit the school. Please contact Sharon Rolland at to arrange a suitable time. Informal enquiries can also be made to: Ben Godber, Head of School, by e-mailing on

When applying please also complete the online personal statement about yourself via:

Interviews: wc 6th Feb.

Bohunt School Wokingham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

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More about Bohunt School Wokingham
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Sheerlands Road, Arborfield, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG2 9GB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9076237
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Thank you for your interest in joining us at Bohunt School Wokingham.   Bohunt Education Trust (BET) is a dynamic learning community whose ethos is encapsulated by three simple words: enjoy, respect and achieve. We are really excited about ...