Headteacher, Reading

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Whitley Park Primary and Nursery SchoolReading

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £56,579 - £77,048 (Teachers Pay Scales L14-L27: £56,579 – £77,048 pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become the Headteacher of our inclusive, pupil-centred, ambitious school which is looking forward to the next phase of its development starting from September 2020.

We are looking to appoint an experienced leader who will build on and develop the vision of our dedicated, hard-working team who believe passionately in the “Aspire, Believe, Achieve” ethos of our school.

Above all else, we are seeking a compassionate Headteacher who will always put the child at the heart of every decision they make.

We are looking for a Headteacher who is:

  • Able to articulate a clear vision for the successful future of the school, building on the existing culture of inclusivity and achievement.
  • Experienced in curriculum development and delivery and has the highest aspirations for all, including those with Special Educational Needs.
  • Passionate about raising standards and has a proven track record of doing so.
  • Committed to inspiring and leading a large multi-professional team, working collaboratively with senior leaders, teachers, support staff, governors, parents and the wider community.
  • Innovative and adaptable in finding solutions to challenges.

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to lead one of the largest primary schools in Reading with children who love coming to school.
  • A committed and very hard-working team who are determined to help all children reach their potential.
  • A stable and passionate senior leadership team.
  • An innovative approach to Special Educational Needs provision integrated within a mainstream setting.
  • A unique ethos of care for all.
  • The ongoing support of Brighter Futures for Children (Reading Local Authority).
  • Strong partnerships with other local schools as part of the Whitley Excellence Cluster (WEC).
  • A supportive and highly engaged governing body.
  • The opportunity to make a difference.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our school to meet the team and our wonderful children.  Please make an appointment by contacting the school on 0118 937 5566 

Please complete the application form and send to Jason Owen by email jason.owen@reading.gov.uk or contact 0118 937 2838  for further information.  

Further information about our school is available at: www.whitleyparkprimaryschool.co.uk 

Closing date: Wednesday 11 March 2020.

Shortlisting: Friday 13 March 2020.

Visits to applicant schools by arrangement Monday 16 March 2020 – Wednesday 18 March 2020

Interviews: Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March 2020.

One of the Recruitment Panel will seek to visit each applicant’s current setting.

Please do not send a CV. For the purposes of Equal Opportunities we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Brixham Road, Reading, RG2 7RB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 937 5566
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