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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£54,816 to £60,488 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become Assistant Headteacher of our evolving school and we are looking for the right person to support the next phase of our school journey.

Are you passionate about Early Years education? Are you an ambitious leader ready for a new challenge? Are you looking to prove yourself in a fast paced and dynamic environment?

This could be the role for you!

We are looking to appoint an aspirational leader, with specialism in Early Years education, who will build on and develop the vision of our dedicated team who believe passionately in the “Aspire, Believe, Achieve” ethos of our school.

We are looking for an Assistant Headteacher who is:

  • An experienced leader of learning with expertise in developing whole school improvement
  • passionate about inclusion and enabling all children to achieve success
  • experienced in curriculum development and implementation, including phonics and early reading
  • passionate about addressing inequality with a proven track record of raising standards
  • committed to inspiring and working collaboratively with a large multi-professional team of school leaders, teachers, support staff, governors, parents and the wider community
  • a highly organised and effective communicator
  • positive and resilient in their approach to overcoming barriers

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to make a difference and lead in a large, innovative and improving primary school
  • committed and hard-working colleagues who are determined to help all children reach their potential
  • an experienced and driven senior leadership team
  • an innovative and evolving 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

One of the Recruitment Panel may seek to visit each applicant’s current setting as part of the recruitment selection process.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our school to meet the team and our wonderful children.

What the school offers its staff

Please make an appointment or obtain an application pack by contacting Allison Dench, School Business Manager, on 0118 937 5566 or by email at admin@whitleypark.reading.sch.uk.

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

For the purposes of Equal Opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 19th May2 024

Shortlisting date: Monday 20th May 2024

Interview dates: Thursday 23rd May 2024

Start Date: 1st September 2024

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
577 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@whitleypark.reading.sch.uk.

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