Primary (Inc. Nursery) Vacancies — Headships

Slough area – Independent

Long Close SchoolLong Close

Upton Court Road, Slough SL3 7LU
Tel: 01753 520095

Head of Junior School

January 2018

Long Close School is a thriving co-educational through school for pupils age 2–16 with high academic standards, found to be ‘outstanding’ in our Inspection of October 2015.

Non-selective for entry at Reception, Long Close School is a friendly and family orientated school, where partnerships between parents are actively encouraged and fostered through our open door policy. The unique relationship between pupils, teachers and support staff is one of the key strengths and, as a result, pupils thrive and progress in our environment.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational leader with the vision and skills to build upon the outstanding practice that is already in place in the Junior School. You will have the personal qualities to lead, motivate and inspire a modern forward-thinking school, the ability to grow and maintain a fat-paced, high-achieving Junior School, as well as strong academic qualifications, proven experience of successful leadership and management (ideally in an independent school).

Whether you are currently an Assistant or Deputy Head seeking your first headship or a successful Head of School looking for a new challenge, you will have the drive and vision to take forward what is already a great school into a new phase of development.

Long Close School is part of Cognita Schools, a global education group which owns 80 schools in 8 countries. Since Cognita’s launch in 2004, we’ve built an international network of schools that serve some +30,000 pupils across countries in the UK, Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia.

Cognita’s international network of schools and regional offices, combined with our ongoing investment in the professional development of our people, means we can offer first-class career opportunities with a global dimension. If you want to take your career further, we want to support you in achieving that goal.

Further details are available from the Headmaster's PA on 01753 520095.

Closing date for applications will be Friday 22 September 2017 with interviews being held week commencing 28 September 2017.

Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance. References will be taken up and will be carefully checked.

West Berkshire - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Kintbury St Mary's PrimaryKintbury St. Mary's C.E. Primary School

Gainsborough Avenue, Kintbury, Berkshire RG17 9XN
Tel: 01488 658336

Head Teacher

Full Time permanent post
NoR: 145
Salary range: £46,355 to £56,511
Start date January 2018

The staff, governors, parents and children are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspiring leader to our happy and forward-looking village school.

Ofsted rated our school in July 2014 as good. We are looking for an individual with proven expertise in leading and managing whose clear vision will continue to build on our successes and take the school into its next phase of development.

We are seeking to appoint a Head Teacher who will:

  • Share the vision we have for Kintbury school and have proven ability to take it forward
  • Be an innovative and inspiring leader with strategic vision, strong leadership and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ensure that the school continues to provide high quality education to further raise pupil attainment and enable all children to realise their potential.
  • Maintain our inclusive Christian ethos.

We offer:

  • A committed and experienced team of staff and a dedicated and supportive Governing Board
  • An engaged and active school community
  • Newly refurbished and extended buildings in which to work

We welcome visits to the school by prospective candidates. Appointments can be arranged from 19th September 2017.

To arrange a visit please telephone the school on 01488 658336 or email the school via

To apply visit:

Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Closing date: Midnight on 29th September
Shortlisting: 2nd October
Interviews will take place on 10th and 11th Oct 2017

Wokingham - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Hatch Ride Primary SchoolHatch Ride Primary

Hatch Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG456LP


Salary: Group 2 school L12–L18. £51,639 to £59,857

Do you have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with staff, governors, parents, children and the wider community?

If you are a dynamic, committed and inspirational leader who wants to make a difference to the lives of young people, then we would like to hear from you.

Hatch Ride Primary School welcomes children from 4–11 years; from January 2018 (or as soon as possible afterwards) they would like to work with a highly enthusiastic and experienced Headteacher, or an exceptional Deputy Head looking for their next career opportunity, to provide motivational leadership for our primary school.

We are proud to offer:

  • an inclusive school that celebrates our diverse community
  • children who are happy to come to school and behave beautifully
  • a culture of kindness and respect
  • a good and continuously improving school
  • a school where children make great progress
  • superb grounds with an outdoor learning curriculum

Our Headteacher will:

  • lead by example with enthusiasm and creativity, drawing on their own expertise and that of those around them
  • drive progress and achievement for all children and staff and empower them to fulfil their potential
  • embrace the opportunities and challenges of an inclusive school setting
  • build on, and champion, the school’s success and
  • support and lead the school as it transitions to Academy status.

In return for your commitment and hard work we offer:

  • An extremely rewarding opportunity to support our incredible children during their journey towards secondary education
  • A highly dedicated staff team and governing body

The whole school community looks forward to welcoming and supporting the right candidate for this rewarding role; we hope this might be you.

For more information about Hatch Ride Primary School please visit our website

For further information regarding the role, please contact Jason Welch (Chair of Governors) on 07766 991547.

For an application form, or to discuss a visit to the school, please contact Robert Sales (School Business Manager) on or 01344 776227.

Closing date: Monday 2nd October 2017 – 3 p.m.
Interview date: 16th and 17th October 2017

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.