Assistant Headteacher - Head of Sixth Form, West Berkshire

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Denefield SchoolWest Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L13 – L17 (£55,201 – £60,895)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

L13 – L17 (£55,201 – £60,895)

Required for September 2020

Are you an outstanding, energetic and well-qualified teacher, with successful middle or senior leadership experience, and with a passion for Sixth Form education? Would you welcome the opportunity to join a dynamic and forward-thinking Senior Leadership Team, to develop and deliver an ambitious vision for our Sixth Form and its engaging and motivated students? If so, Denefield School would like to hear from you.

Situated on the outskirts of Reading and bordered by beautiful Berkshire countryside, Denefield is a seven form entry school, with approximately 200 students in each year group and 180 in the Sixth Form. As a school, we believe passionately that every young person should gain the qualifications and develop the character skills to have ‘Success for Life’.  To prepare them for this, we offer a rigorous and engaging curriculum with creative and practical subjects alongside traditional academic courses and all students work hard at developing the school’s nine CHARACTER values – confidence, happiness, articulacy, resilience, ambition, courage, tolerance, empathy and respect. 

We are very proud of our Sixth Form students and their achievements. There are nevertheless significant opportunities for our new Assistant Headteacher – Head of Sixth Form – to work with staff, students and parents to make the Sixth Form pre-eminent in the local area. In addition, you will lead on supporting and challenging our most able students throughout the school. You will join an experienced group of senior leaders and qualified teachers who work as a team with a friendly, sharing culture, promoting the school’s core aims and culture. You will benefit from a programme of professional development aimed at helping you to develop your practice and your career. 

Staff wellbeing is a key priority at Denefield and we strive to foster a better work/life balance for all our staff through a number of initiatives, including a cycle to work scheme, annual flu vaccinations and on-site yoga classes.  In addition, each training day ends with a wellbeing activity.  We know that happy teachers make for happy classrooms.

Visits from prospective applicants are welcomed. To arrange a convenient time to visit please contact Sue Ellison, the Headteacher’s PA, on 0118 9413458. For further details of the school, the post and of how to apply, please visit us at  

Denefield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. CVs will not be accepted.

In our school we are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Completed applications and a covering letter of no more than two-sides of A4 should be sent to and should reach us by 9am on Monday 24 February. Shortlisting will take place the same day. Interviews will be held on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 March.

More about Denefield School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Long Lane, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, RG31 6XY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 941 3458
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Denefield School is an 11-18 academy in West Berkshire which provides secondary education for approximately 1,000 children and young people of both Reading and West Berkshire Local Authorities.

Denefield has a reputation for high academic standards, w...