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Assistant Headteacher

Brakenhale AcademyBracknell Forest

This is an incredibly exciting time for Brakenhale School now we have moved into our new building in January 2020.  We have worked hard to create a dynamic learning environment under the direction of the Headteacher, Jane Coley. Brakenhale School is a rapidly growing, high performing 11-19 secondary school with a strong commitment to high standards for students and staff.  We are a friendly school, with a firm commitment to providing professional development opportunities for our staff and a passionate belief that every student in our school matters.

Brakenhale School is an Academy which is part of the successful Greenshaw Learning Trust, and this move has only continued to support the rapid progression of the school.

We have recently been judged as Good by Ofsted (January 2019) with 3 Outstanding categories; Leadership and Management, Personal Safety and Behaviour and our Post 16 Provision.  We are incredibly proud to be the local secondary school of choice for the fourth year running with over 500 preferences for 210 places for September 2019.  In addition, we have strong GCSE and A Level results demonstrating how much further we have travelled.  Our focus is to move us to Outstanding in all categories.

The Headteacher wishes to appoint a dynamic Assistant Headteacher, with proven leadership and management skills, to join our highly effective Leadership Team. The post has become available as the current post holder is relocating abroad to be with family. The candidate will play a key role in ensuring high quality leadership provision for the school.

Candidates must either already hold a Senior Management post or have had significant experience at a senior level either within or across a number of schools. Candidates should be have real experience and evidence of raising standards across a cohort of young people at Key Stage 4 and preferably Post 16. The post will carry specific responsibilities dependant on the experience of the candidate. These will be areas that will benefit the team and the school and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. This post will provide an ideal opportunity for preparation for Deputy Headship.

Why work at Brakenhale?

We believe staff welfare is a key part of our ethos and have a wide range of incentives to support staff and ensure they are valued. These incentives include:

  • Extensive CPD programmes
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellness Weeks
  • Onsite Gym
  • Excellent maternity package
  • Excellent pension and life insurance package.

If you feel you have the qualities to join the Headteacher in rapidly moving forward and want to join a fantastic, outgoing team, we would love to hear from you.  Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact the HR Department, on 01344 423041 to arrange a time to come and meet us or talk to the Headteacher before interview.

For more information please view the Brakenhale website:

Closing date: Midday, Monday 22 March 2021

Interview date: 29 and 30 March 2021

Please note that all applications will be considered upon receipt of a completed application form and statement of suitability as they are received.

We reserve the right to close adverts early should the right candidates apply.

The Brakenhale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all members of staff and volunteers share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all posts.

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