Bradfield C.E. Primary School, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6HR

This job expired on 28 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    28 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    21 June 2022

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£50,151 to £58,135

Headteacher job summary

If you are an inspired and inspirational leader with strategic vision we have an exciting opportunity for you to be our Headteacher.

The governors of Bradfield CE (VA) Primary School are looking for a dynamic Headteacher who:

• is an inspirational leader, supporting and empowering all staff
• is a highly effective communicator who encourages collaboration, welcomes challenge and will work proactively with all stakeholders, including teachers, staff, children, parents and carers
• is able to motivate and raise achievement for all to maximise their potential
• is committed to sustaining and developing the strong ethos and practice of the school and contin-ue the firmly embedded Christian values
• will continue to develop a happy and secure environment for all pupils and staff.

We are able to offer:

• a flourishing Christian school set in a beautiful rural location in the heart of West Berkshire
• dedicated and committed staff who work hard and enable children to learn
• children who enjoy being at school, behave well and have excellent attitudes to learning
• a strong, supportive and capable governing body which works effectively in partnership with the school. Governors encourage continued professional development and are committed to a posi-tive work-life balance for all
• professionals working in a culture of continuous school improvement
• excellent links with the local community which benefit children and staff
• friendly and caring parents / carers who value and support the school including fundraising activi-ties organised by the PTA

The best way to appreciate the distinctiveness of Bradfield CE (VA) Primary School is to visit and see us in action. Visits are positively encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the School Business Manager, Katharine Handley-Archer, finance@bradfieldceprimary.co.uk, 0118 974 4304.

Leadership Pay Range L8-L14

If you wish to pursue this unique opportunity to lead and develop our small, friendly and aspirational, Church of England Primary school, please apply online at

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 28th June 2022.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th July 2022.

We would like our new Headteacher to start with us by 1st January 2023.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

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Supporting documents

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About Bradfield C.E. Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
160 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number

We are a small village school with 164 pupils on roll. We are an exceptionally happy and friendly school with a family feel. Ofsted reports:

“The school provides a warm and welcoming environment for pupils. This helps to support their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.”

Founded in the 19th century, the school was established by the Benyon family to educate the children of families in the rural parish of Bradfield who worked on the nearby Englefield estate. The school has expanded significantly leaving it well placed to deliver excellent provision for its pupils.

Our school is well-equipped with IT provision across the school as well as newly installed whiteboards paid for by our excellent PTA. We have a well-stocked (and read!) library and reading sheds across the outside area. We are fortunate to be sited in extensive grounds with play equipment in both the infant and junior playgrounds as well as large playing fields and areas of open space used for sport both during the school day and as part of our extensive extra curriculum programme. We pride ourselves on our curriculum enrichments including residential trips for years 5 and 6, many different sporting events and over 10 different before and after school clubs a week. A wrap round care provision was opened in September 2021 providing before and after school care and has over 60 children registered.

We have close links with nearby Bradfield College and have use of both their extensive facilities and their expertise in a variety of areas.

Pupils in FS2 take part in Forest School based at nearby Rushall Farm. All other year groups have Forest School sessions on site with the school’s 2 Forest School leaders.

The school is fortunate to have a number of parents and members of the local community who regularly volunteer to come into school.

We have a strong and active Parent Teacher Association which has raised thousands of pounds for the school, recent purchases include new interactive whiteboards, new sheds and funding 2 member of staff to train as Forest School Leaders. The PTA regularly helps organise school events including the Summer Fairs, Mother’s Day tea, an auction of promises and many other events.

Our Values and Ethos

The school was founded on Christian principles in the 19th century and continues to develop a 21st century model of Christian values in today’s world. Our school vision is “Learning to Live with Courage, Compassion, Resilience and Joy.” Taking inspiration from the life of Jesus and John’s gospel: “I have set an example for you so that you should do as I have done for you.”

At Bradfield CE Primary School we use Therapeutic Thinking tools and principles to manage behaviour. This links with our firmly held belief that children are learning to live with each other and with themselves.


As a Voluntary Aided Church of England school we have close ties with the local parish and community. We have a daily act of worship led by a variety of staff and external speakers. These are focused on our core values and current issues. The children are encouraged to plan and lead worship and to suggest themes to be explored.


Staff at Bradfield are committed to school improvement. The teaching team includes teachers with a range of experiences and areas of expertise and the administrative support is strong and valued by all.

Arranging a visit to Bradfield C.E. Primary School

School visits are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the School Business Manager on 0118 9744304 to arrange.

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