Head of School, Reading

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Ranikhet AcademyReading

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Start date: April or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (L9 – L18) £47,967 – £ 59,857 pa
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Governors and Executive Head Teacher of the REAch2 Reading Family of Schools are looking to appoint a highly effective and dedicated teacher to lead Ranikhet Academy as Head of School from April 2018.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate, creative, motivated and enthusiastic leader, with a history of excellent classroom practice across the primary range, who is able to inspire the entire school community towards excellent outcomes. 

Are you looking for a new, exciting challenge? If so, Ranikhet Primary Academy could be the school for you. We are a school in the heart of a vibrant, diverse community in Reading where we are committed to ‘Proud to Belong’.

The Head of School post represents an exciting opportunity for a candidate looking to develop their leadership skills within a very strong and supportive professional network. You will have the opportunity to work with a secure team of committed staff, enthusiastic children and a growing, supportive family base.

As Head of School, you will be able to focus on fostering a strong and safe culture of learning amongst pupils, and a rigorous culture of continued professional learning and enquiry for all staff. With support from the Executive Head teacher and REAch2 central staff, you will lead the senior leadership team in fully utilising their skills, expertise and focus on the school's teaching and learning development work.

The family of schools is well supported by a Strategic Local Governing Body and Regional and Trust Board, made up of skilled and committed members who have been instrumental in working with existing school leaders over the past three years of school improvement. 

Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. It is a growing charitable organisation currently supporting over 50 primary academies across England, including 3 in Reading. REAch2 is a family connected by a common desire to learn from each other, share experiences and be mutually supportive across the entire academy community. We work as a team to deliver exceptional learning opportunities for all pupils in REAch2.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to our school, please contact our Admin Team on 0118 937 5520 or email: admin@ranikhet.reading.sch.uk

Application forms and details are available on our website: www.ranikhetacademy.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Midday,  Thursday 8 March 2018 

Interview date:  Thursday, 15 March 2018

Our Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

References will be requested prior to interview and an Enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants.

REAch2 Academy Trust, Company Number: 8452281, Registered in England and Wales; Registered Address: Scientia Academy, Mona Road, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE13 0UF



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Spey Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 4ED, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 937 5520
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