Interim Head of School, Reading

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Maiden Erlegh School in ReadingReading

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L21 (£67,183)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Due to an internal promotion, Maiden Erlegh Trust wishes to appoint an exceptional Head of School to Maiden Erlegh School in Reading. 

This school is a young, vibrant and successful school and we are looking for someone to play a key role in the next phase of its development. 

Opened in 2015, to meet the demand of local families who wanted a high quality Maiden Erlegh school, but adapted to this rich and thriving multi-cultural community, the school has grown year on year to fill its 900-capacity building and we are proud that we are oversubscribed and the school of choice for local families. 

The successful candidate for our Interim Head of School position will work closely with the Executive Headteacher, colleagues in the school and the Trust, to push forward the school on its journey towards excellence in all aspects of school life and for all students. 

They will be someone with relevant senior leadership experience who can demonstrate real and timely impact in their current or previous roles. This role would be ideal for someone who aspires to, and the potential for, substantive headship in the future. The Executive Headteacher will provide coaching and mentoring, and there will be opportunities for development within the Trust also.

If you would like to speak to us informally, or to arrange a visit prior to submitting your application, please contact us at   

Closing date: 9am, 24 February 2020

Shortlisting: Monday 24 February 2020 

Interviews: Week commencing 2 March 2020

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential.  All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check. 

More about Maiden Erlegh School in Reading
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: 81 Crescent Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5SL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 9668065
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In January 2014, a bid from Maiden Erlegh Trust to the Department for Education to open a new school in the East Reading area was successful. The central proposition of the bid was to open a new school that shared the ethos, culture and values of the...