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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Range L6 -18 - £53,380 to £71,019 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Full time 1.0 FTE - Permanent

The Governors of Blagrave Nursery School are looking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher for our well-established nursery school to build on our current successes and continue to drive the school forward. Situated in Tilehurst on the edge of Reading to start from September 2024. The role will involve 0.4 FTE of Teaching in the Nursery each week.

Blagrave Nursery School is a cornerstone of the local community providing high quality early years education for children aged 3 to 4. The Nursery School prides itself on nurturing every individual child to achieve the highest standard of education and welfare.

We are a fully subscribed standalone Nursery School offering 40 full time equivalent places.

The Governors are looking to appoint an individual who:

  • is passionate about the fundamental importance of Children’s learning in Early Years.
  • would like to continue a career in our GOOD (Ofsted Nov 2023) Nursery School.
  • will act as a visible advocate for our school within the wider community.
  • is a team player, with excellent interpersonal skills, who ensures everyone is included and supported.
  • is a strategic thinker, who enjoys shaping and delivering a broad, balanced, innovative, and creative curriculum to meet the needs of our children

In return, we offer a Nursery School that:

  • is a welcoming environment and has strong and supportive relationship with families and the community.
  • is committed to continuous improvement at every level to enable all children to learn and succeed.
  • has a very robust approach to safeguarding.
  • is well-staffed by a capable, skilled and dedicated team.
  • has a committed and supportive Governing Board.

Join us in shaping the future of early childhood education and making a difference in the lives of young learners. We look forward to welcoming an exceptional leader to our team!

Visits to our Nursery School are positively encouraged and warmly welcomed and are available by appointment from Monday 15th April 2024.

What the school offers its staff

To request an application pack please contact Jess Robinson – Bursar at bursar@blagravenursery.reading.sch.uk or visit the school’s website: https://www.blagravenurseryschool.co.uk or call 0118 937 5427.

Closing date: Sunday 21st April 2024
Shortlisting: Monday 22nd April 2024
Interviews: Wednesday 1st May 2024

Blagrave Nursery School is fully committed to safer recruitment practice. Pre-employment checks will always be undertaken and requested before the appointment is confirmed.

All prospective employees are subjected to enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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 Blagrave Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 4
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
52 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 4
Phone number
0118 937 5427

Arranging a visit to Blagrave Nursery School

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

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