Primary (Inc. Nursery) Vacancies — Headships

Bracknell Forest - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Meadow Vale Primary School

Moordale Avenue, Bracknell RG42 1SY
Tel: 01344 421046


Group 4 School • Reference Points 14–29
£55,338–£79,450 pa
Required to start January 2019 or later in exceptional circumstances

Are you a successful Headteacher looking to make your mark
in a large primary school?

Located in the heart of Bracknell, Meadow Vale Primary School is a large, friendly, caring and family orientated community school, passionate about inspiring, challenging and preparing children for the future. Meadow Vale is home to 693 confident, happy and inquisitive children from Nursery to Year 6, with outstanding school facilities such as an adventure playground and dedicated SEN facilities.

As we embark on the next phase of our journey as a ‘good’ school, we are seeking an innovative and inspirational leader to further enhance and continue to drive school improvement in our successful school.

The governors, staff, pupils and parents are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and engaging in their approach to leadership, who can develop the quality of teaching and make an impact on pupil achievements in a positive and successful way. Working and developing relationships with all stakeholders is a key part of this role, ensuring the influence of the school within the local community is preserved.

If you have outstanding experience in a primary school leadership role and highly effective interpersonal skills, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, please contact the office on 01344 421046 to book an appointment.

For more information about this post, including an application pack and application form, please visit

Please email your completed application form to (marked confidential).

If you wish to hand deliver your application form please hand into Sarah Hunter, School HR Adviser, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell RG12 1JD.

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 24 June 2018.
Shortlisting: Thursday 28 June 2018.
Interviews: Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 July 2018.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are committed to Equal Opportunities.

West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council

Principal Adviser for School
Improvement & Governance

School Improvement Education Services
37 hours per week
£60,762–£64,001, per annum, Soulbury B, points 24–27 plus up to 3 SPA points

West Berkshire Council’s Education Service is looking to appoint a Principal Adviser for School Improvement.

We are seeking an experienced school improvement professional with a successful track record as an LA adviser and/or Headteacher. The role is wide ranging and will involve both strategic leadership and operational delivery. You will lead a team of cross-phase school advisers, governance officers and community learning specialists to oversee provision and ensure the maintenance of good Ofsted ratings in all areas.

West Berkshire is a successful authority, with 95% of schools rated Good or better and Community Learning provision which is also rated Good. We work in close positive partnership with all our schools and other learning providers.

The Education Service sits within a wider Communities Directorate, which also includes: Children’s and Families, Adult Social Care and Public Health.

We are ambitious for our schools, children and learners, and are seeking someone who shares our desire to deliver outstanding standards and outcomes, including achieving top quartile performance in all Key Stages and closing gaps.

We are flexible and would consider a fixed term secondment or part-time proposal.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immagration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

West Berkshire is a great place to live and work, where the South East meets the South West, with beautiful countryside, bustling towns, culture, sport and heritage at the doorstep.

A relocation package of up to £3500 may be available.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Ian Pearson, Head of Education Services on 01635 519 729 and

To view the job description or apply for this role, please visit

Closing date: TBC

Successful candidates will be offered employment subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in under-represented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.