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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£56,082 - £66,627

Pay scale

L8 - L15

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Burghfield Common Federation is looking to appoint a driven and inspirational Head of School, who understands the importance of effective collaboration; a leader who will work effectively as part of the Senior Leadership Team to support the development of Garland Junior School.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • To provide high quality professional leadership, in consultation with the Executive Headteacher
  • Contribute and proactively support the vision, leadership and direction for the school
  • Provide an example of excellence as a KS2 practitioner

The successful candidate must:

  • Work with the senior leadership team to sustain high expectations and excellent practice in teaching and learning throughout the school
  • Have experience of successful leadership
  • Be an excellent practitioner who can demonstrate what outstanding teaching and learning looks like
  • Demonstrate strong subject knowledge
  • Understand what good curriculum design and pedagogy looks like
  • Work with the executive Headteacher to lead, motivate, support, challenge and develop all staff to secure improvement, including their own CPD
  • Have high expectations of all pupils’ achievements and behaviour
  • Demonstrate high standards of personal integrity and professionalism

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A supportive and successful Senior Leadership Team and Governing Board
  • An opportunity to develop a creative and ambitious curriculum
  • A team of hard-working and supportive staff
  • A school that is committed to high expectations for all
  • A school that is committed to high quality CPD
  • Happy and positive children who are confident and curious learners

Commitment to safeguarding

Garland is a successful and popular school, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and will be required to provide satisfactory references.

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About Garland Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
235 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number
0118 9832776

Garland Junior School is a two-form entry junior school situated in Burghfield Common, just outside Reading. The school serves a village community and is within easy access of the M4.
School leaders are proud of the inclusive ethos championed by all staff and the emphasis placed on building meaningful relationships with pupils and parents. This was recognised during the school's most recent Ofsted inspection in March 2018: "...a caring and inclusive school, where every pupil is listened to."

Arranging a visit to Garland Junior School

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

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