Principal, Wokingham

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Oakbank SchoolWokingham

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Start date: September
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Do you have the highest expectations for every member of the school community? 

Are you able to win hearts and minds with your inspirational vision for school improvement? 

Are you passionate about high-quality teaching and learning? 

Do you have the experience, skills, insights and determination to lead this school from good to outstanding? 

Are you a values-driven leader who models integrity and a commitment to inclusion? 

If you can answer yes to these five questions, we would love to hear from you. 

We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead Oakbank School, following the promotion of the current Principal to the headship of a larger school. Over the past six years, Oakbank School has been transformed into a popular, over-subscribed school of choice, which was graded as Good by Ofsted in 2016 and achieved a Progress 8 score in Summer 2018 above the national average. The school has high aspirations and is on the journey to Outstanding. As a relatively small school, Oakbank is a close-knit community where the well-being of students and staff is of the utmost importance. The new Principal will have the opportunity to lead a school where, according to Ofsted, “relationships between leaders, staff and pupils are very positive and there is a warmth and generosity of spirit which shines through”.  

Oakbank School is part of CfBT Schools Trust (CST), a family of 16 schools bound together by a commitment to inclusive education, collaborative working, evidence-based school improvement and high-quality CPD. CST is sponsored by Education Development Trust, a not-for-profit international education company that transforms lives by improving education around the world. We are looking to appoint a Principal with a proven track record at either Principal or Deputy Principal level. As a senior leader in our multi-academy trust, the post-holder would be expected to embrace CST’s collaborative ethos and work closely with other schools across the Trust. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide high-quality leadership coaching and professional development and the opportunity to play a key role in a rapidly improving and ambitious multi-academy trust. We would also consider a relocation package for the right candidate.

Prospective applicants are welcome to visit the school and meet the Education Director on Tuesday 12 February 2019, Wednesday 13 February or Friday 15 February 2019. To make an appointment or for further information and an application pack for this role, please contact Lucy Brown, Executive Assistant at or 0118 902 1637

If you would like to discuss the role in further detail, please contact Colin Sinclair, Education Director at or 07990 002791.

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More about Oakbank School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Hyde End Lane, Spencers Wood, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1ER, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 988 3616
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