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Assistant Head, Teaching and Learning

Assistant Head, Teaching and Learning

Leighton Park School

Reading, Berkshire

  • Expired
Salary is competitive, but will depend on your skills and experience
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
1st September 2017
Apply by:
11 January 2018

Job overview

 HMC Co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 11-18.

Assistant Head, Teaching and Learning

From September 2018

If you are an effective and ambitious leader who is committed to raising standards of student performance through positively impacting on teaching and learning, then Leighton Park is your next school. 

As well as being an excellent classroom practitioner you should also be able to demonstrate a proven track record of successful leadership in raising levels of student achievement. You will: 

  • Be able to think strategically and generate ideas 
  • Be committed to high standards in all aspects of the life of the school
  • Lead innovation and development of Teaching & Learning through ICT and other new technologies and research
  • Develop and enhance the teaching practice of others through coaching 

We are looking to secure a suitable candidate to continue and sustain our high levels of achievement. This would be an ideal post for someone wishing to progress into Senior Leadership.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Founded on Quaker values, Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere where we aim to inspire and support each student to prepare for their future by reaching their potential academically and personally. We aim to appoint a candidate who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

To apply, please complete the attached application form or download an application pack from our website and email it to If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Closing date for this position is:  12th January 2018 

Interviews will be held during week commencing:  15th January 2018

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About Leighton Park School

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Leighton Park School is a successful, forward looking independent (HMC) day and boarding school for approximately 500 pupils aged 11-18 set in 65 acres of magnificent parkland. 

Leighton Park exists to form young people of real character and confidence, with a determined desire to change the world, reflecting the school’s Quaker values. In March 2021 we won the ISA Award for Outstanding Local Community Outreach for the involvement of our students, staff and parents in projects helping those less fortunate and putting our Quaker values into practice.

We are a school that inspires Achievement with Values, Character and Community and academic excellence is the consequence of our approach. Valuing breadth and depth, we are distinguished by excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), Music and Ethical Enterprise. The UK Government’s latest 16-18 league tables reveal Leighton Park to be the best performing School in Berkshire and in the top 1% of English schools. We are one of only eight schools to have always appeared in the top 100. 

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