Primary (Inc. Nursery) Vacancies — Headships

West Berkshire - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Spurcroft logoSpurcroft Primary School

Spurcroft Road, Thatcham, Berkshire RG19 3XX
01635 871541


Full Time Permanent Post
Salary range: £53,000–£65,000
NOR: 488
Start date: January 2018

Are you an inspiring and motivated dedicated leader who is deeply committed to learning and developing the full potential of our children? Following the resignation of our respected Headteacher, the Governing Board is looking to appoint an inspiring and capable candidate who will keep our children at the heart of everything we do.

Ofsted rated our school in September 2016 as GOOD. With provision for children aged 3–11, we are one of the largest primary schools in West Berkshire, with a forecasted NOR of 520 by September 2022. Having recently undergone extensive building work, we are fortunate to have excellent facilities in which to educate our children. This is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic leader to build on our existing strengths to take us into the next phase of our development.

We are seeking to appoint a Headteacher who will:

  • Work with Governors and the School Leadership Team to share and develop the vision we have for Spurcroft Primary School and have proven ability to take it forward
  • Demonstrate innovative and forward thinking ideas while being able to build on the strong teaching and learning and high quality curriculum already present in the school
  • Ensure that the school continues to provide high quality education to further raise pupil achievement and progress for all, working within the available resources

We can offer you:

  • A professional resilient hardworking and dedicated team
  • A mutually-supportive senior leadership team which drives school improvement
  • Confident engaged children who are keen to learn
  • Strong and supportive governing board and active friends group

We welcome visits to the school by prospective candidates.

To arrange a visit please telephone the School Business Manager on 01635 871541 or email the school via

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.

To apply online go to:

Closing date: Noon on 9th June 2017
Shortlisting: 14th June 2017
Interviews will take place on 20th and 21st June 2017