Deputy Headteacher, Bracknell Forest

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Brakenhale AcademyBracknell Forest

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Start date: Easter 202
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Spine L19-L23 (fringe)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an incredibly exciting time for Brakenhale School. 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. Ofsted Rating 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, our recent GCSE and A Level results have again been outstanding demonstrating how much further we have travelled. Our focus is to move us to Outstanding in all categories.

The Governors wish to appoint a dynamic Deputy Headteacher, with proven leadership and management skills, to join our highly effective Leadership Team. The post has become available after the recent promotion of our Deputy Headteacher, to a Headteacher post. The candidate will play a key role in ensuring high quality leadership provision for the school.

Candidates must already hold a Senior Management post of Assistant or Deputy Headteacher with the capacity to drive continued, rapid school improvement, lead staff and have clear impact on student outcomes. The post will carry specific responsibilities in a variety of areas that will benefit the team and the school; these will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. This post will provide an ideal opportunity for preparation for 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
  • Reduced Gym Membership and other bonuses
  • Excellent maternity package
  • Wednesday warrior awards
  • Staff social club
  • Excellent pension and life insurance package
  • Other additional awards

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.

Please note that all applications will be considered upon receipt of a completed application form and statement of suitability. Applications will be reviewed as received. For further information regarding this post or the school and to download an application form please see www.brakenhale.co.uk. 

Closing date: Friday 17 January 2020

Interviews: 27 and 28 January 2020

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.



More about Brakenhale Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Rectory Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1344 423041