Head Teacher

Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School, Reading, Berkshire


Job details

Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £56,579 to £77,048

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become the Headteacher of our inclusive, pupil-centred, ambitious school which is looking forward to the next phase of its development.
We are looking to appoint an experienced leader who will build on and develop the vision of our dedicated, hard-working team who believe passionately in the “Aspire, Believe, Achieve” ethos of our school. Above all else, we are seeking a compassionate Headteacher who will always put the child at the heart of every decision they make.
We are looking for a Headteacher who is:
 able to articulate a clear vision for the successful future of the school, building on the existing culture of inclusivity and achievement
 experienced in curriculum development and delivery and has the highest aspirations for all, including those with Special Educational Needs
 passionate about raising standards and has a proven track record of doing so
 committed to inspiring and leading a large multi-professional team, working collaboratively with senior leaders, teachers, support staff, governors, parents and the wider community
 innovative and adaptable in finding solutions to challenges
We can offer:
 the opportunity to lead one of the largest primary schools in Reading with children who love coming to school
 a committed and very hard-working team who are determined to help all children reach their potential
 a stable and passionate senior leadership team
 an innovative 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
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Thursday 9 January 2020 with shortlisting on Friday 10 January.
Interviews will take place on [23 and 24 January 2020]. One of the Recruitment Panel will seek to visit each applicant’s current setting in week commencing 13 January as part of the process.
We would be delighted to welcome you to our school to meet the team and our wonderful children. Please make an appointment and obtain an application form by contacting Jason Owen on 0118 937 2838 or email jason.owen@reading.gov.uk .

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status
Further CPD in school leadership

Essential skills and experience

Previous role as Headteacher
Successful school leadership responsibility, preferably at, but not limited to, a Primary School
Evidence of relevant professional leadership development at a senior level

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Primary
School size 596 pupils enrolled
Age range 3 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email jason.owen@reading.gov.uk

About Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School

School location

Brixham Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7RB