Head of the Prep School, Reading

Closing date:

St Joseph's CollegeReading

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: St Joseph's has its own salary scales with starting salaries dependent on experience and qualifications of the successful candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We require an inspirational and forward-thinking teacher to lead the Prep School (ages 3 to 11), which is an integral part of the College, an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. You will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, supporting the Headmaster in implementing the vision and development of the College. 

You will be required to demonstrate energy, strategic leadership, and a forward-thinking approach to lead and further enhance our highly successful school.  You will be responsible for all aspects of the management and provision of the academic and pastoral life of the Prep School, including the Early Years Centre. Excellent people skills and attention to detail are essential, as is a can do attitude and ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload. 

The successful candidate will be a practising Christian, fully supportive of the College Catholic tradition and ethos.

This is an exciting time to become part of our dynamic team. Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire. In November 2015 it was named Independent School of the Year. During the last twelve months the College was shortlisted for the TES Wellbeing of the Year Award; recognised as one of the top 25 influencers and innovators in the Independent Sector at the i25 awards; featured in this year’s Parliamentary Review, and was a finalist at the Independent School of the Year Award 2019.

For us, success is about more than just exam results or awards. We celebrate each pupil as an individual, and aspire for them to leave St Joseph’s as mature and confident citizens, ready to tackle life head on with energy and vigour.

For further details about the school please visit our website http://www.sjcr.org.uk 

Applicants for this post need to complete the application form and return it together with a covering letter to recruitment@sjcr.org.uk or alternatively sent  by post to Mrs Gravenor, Headmaster’s PA, St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5JT. Electronic application is encouraged and preferred.  

Closing date:  Monday 20 January 2020 (noon)

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  

More about St Joseph's College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 64 Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5JT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 966 1000
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