Headteacher, Reading

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Caversham Preparatory SchoolReading

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience plus performance related bonuses
Contract term: Permanent

The Proprietors of Caversham Preparatory School invite applications for the post of headteacher. Ideally the new appointment would commence in September 2020, but we would consider a January 2021 start for the right candidate.

This is an opportunity for an engaging, enthusiastic and energetic person to lead this small, co-educational, family owned, independent school in Reading. You will be a Senior Manager who is ready to lead, or a current Head Teacher looking for a challenge to increase school numbers. Salary commensurate with experience plus performance related bonuses. 

The school has excellent results, with all pupils gaining entry and to their first choice senior schools, with several winning scholarships. From the ISI Report, “The children make ‘Exceptional Progress’ with ‘Exceptional’ end of Key Stage Results. The children have ‘Excellent’ behaviour for learning.” Also, "The pupils' personal development is Excellent and they benefit from the high quality of pastoral care they receive".  

Caversham Preparatory School opened in 1993 and has been owned by the Lawson family since 2008. Jacqueline Lawson was proprietor head before retiring in 2016, with her then deputy head taking over as headteacher. 

You will be supported by the Lawson family who have "created a happy school based on family values, where children are safe and thrive within a warm and encouraging community" (ISI).

For a confidential discussion about the role, and an application pack, please contact:

Jacqueline Lawson (Proprietor) on + 44 (0)1183767434 / jacquelinelawson@cavershamschool.com

Steph Manson (School Secretary) on +44 (0)1189478684 / secretary@cavershamschool.com

Closing date for applications: 21st February, 2020

Caversham Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks in accordance with the relevant statutory guidance, including an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, proof of identity and qualifications, and a satisfactory medical report.



More about Caversham Preparatory School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: 16 Peppard Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8JZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1189 478 684
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