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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£69,970 to £83,081 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Full time - 1.0 FTE - Permanent

We are a three-form entry Junior School with extensive grounds set in the heart of Whitley in Reading with excellent transport links to the rest of Berkshire and London via the M4.

We are a good school (Ofsted May 2018) serving a diverse community with a degree of deprivation and a broad mix of pupils. We are a school that believes strongly that our job is to ensure that all, both pupils and adults, are constantly learning. Our motto is “all learning together” with choice and opportunity. We are keen to appoint an inspirational and innovative leader who will build upon our successes and will encourage pupils and staff to be the best people they can be.

About the Role:

The Governors are looking to appoint an individual who:

  • Is a compassionate, inspirational and innovative leader with a clear vision, high expectations and who leads by example
  • Has relevant experience and track record of leading substantial whole school improvement, either as a serving Headteacher or a Deputy Head
  • Is a passionate champion for children to learn and thrive in a happy, caring and inclusive environment
  • Uses resources, creativity, innovation and self-evaluation in order to be successful
  • Has the ability to communicate with and develop strong links with parents and carers, as well as all other stakeholders
  • Plans strategically, shaping and delivering a curriculum and learning environment that promotes excellence
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of how to support children’s learning, whatever their background or ability
  • Has excellent skills in inspiring and getting the best out of teams, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Has high expectations for promoting an excellent learning environment
  • Has a highly developed understanding of what makes the best teaching and learning and the proven ability to develop staff to achieve excellence
  • Is energetic, open and approachable with all members of the school community
  • Will build on the rich curriculum opportunities that we already have across the whole school

In return we offer a school that has:

  • A committed and supportive Governing Body
  • A talented and hard working staff team, dedicated to developing pupils to be the best they can be
  • Networking opportunities within WEC and with other local Headteachers, as well as through Challenge Partners
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Team Reading Rewards
  • Excellent CPD opportunities

What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to help the school achieve its aspirations of “all learning together.”

Next Steps:

Interested? We would warmly welcome you to visit Geoffrey Field Junior School and see our learning environment. If you would like further details about the role, please contact our School Business Manager on 0118 937 5475 or bursar@geoffreyfield-jun.reading.sch.uk

Application packs are available on the school website https://www.geoffreyfieldjuniorschool.co.uk/

The closing date for applications is: 9am Monday 4th March

Shortlisting will take place on: Tuesday 5th March

Interviews will take place on: Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th March

Please do not send a CV, for the purposes of equal opportunities we can only accept Reading Borough Council Application Forms.

Completed application forms must be returned to Mrs Winsor our School Business Manager bursar@geoffreyfield-jun.reading.sch.uk

Geoffrey Field Junior School is committed to safer recruitment practice, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks will always be requested and undertaken before appointment confirmation, including online checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Commitment to safeguarding

Geoffrey Field Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Geoffrey Field Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
357 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Geoffrey Field Junior School is a well-established school at the heart of the local community. We are part of the successful Whitley Excellence Cluster and have a reputation for leading innovation and collaborating strongly with other schools. As a lead school for the School Direct programme we are highly focused on training and development. In 2018 OFSTED described us as a “friendly and popular school” which continues to be rated Good.

Arranging a visit to Geoffrey Field Junior School

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

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