This job expired on 5 March 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L1 - L4

What skills and experience we're looking for

Shaw-cum-Donnington CE Primary school is a successful and continually evolving primary school in a semi-rural setting on the northern edge of Newbury. We are looking to appoint an outstanding and inspirational practitioner with excellent interpersonal skills to join our team as assistant headteacher.

The successful candidate will have class teacher responsibilities; take a leading role in the monitoring and evaluation of standards across the whole school and to be a leading professional actively promoting effective teaching and learning practices.

  • Have high expectations of children’s learning and behaviour.
  • Have the ability to lead, manage, motivate both children and colleagues.
  • Have proven ability in raising standards.
  • Be committed to continuous school improvement and self-evaluation.
  • Have a responsibility for leading areas of the curriculum.
  • Be creative, flexible and able to problem solve.
  • Possess energy, tenacity and be able to play a positive and active role within our dedicated team.
  • Uphold and promote the ethos and character of the school

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A dedicated team of experienced, supportive and professional staff.
  • Dedicated leadership and management time.
  • Children who are happy, confident, enthusiastic and love to learn.
  • A welcoming, inclusive, family atmosphere.
  • Engaged, supportive parents and committed governors.

Further details about the role

So before you apply to any other schools, come and look around ours and you too will see exactly what makes Shaw-cum-Donnington so special! Simply call the school officeto arrange a visit or for any further information.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Shaw-cum-Donnington C.E. Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
90 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01635 40971

What makes us so special?
We have a unique culture here. The school has a lovely, warm, family feeling and the children are polite, kind and caring. Every child is known as an individual, feels part of the school family and is always keen and eager to learn. Visitors constantly comment on our welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We may be small but we are a dynamic, vibrant and forward thinking school with strong Christian values.

We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic and compassionate headteacher with the resilience and ambition to lead the school forward to the next level of development. While being resolute in identifying and leading the work on key areas for improvement, the successful candidate will need to lead the school strategically to deliver the best possible education and care for our children.

Arranging a visit to Shaw-cum-Donnington C.E. Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@shaw.w-berks.sch.uk.

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