Primary (Inc. Nursery) Vacancies — Headships

West Berkshire - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery

Fir Tree Primary and Nursery


Leadership Scale L8–L21
(Range to be determined on experience)
Required: September 2018

This is an excellent opportunity to join Fir Tree Primary School, a happy, caring primary school within the Newbury Academy Trust.

We are looking for a talented colleague who can make a difference. In return we invest in your career, provide a bespoke CPD package, opportunities to lead across the Trust and the wider local area, and a comprehensive staff benefits package.

Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery is a place where children are excited and challenged to achieve their full potential.

As part of the Newbury Academy Trust, Fir Tree enjoys the benefits of being in a fully supportive family of schools. Fir Tree encourages children to develop enquiring minds and life skills to prepare them for adult life. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, compassionate leader who has the skills to drive achievement and further develop the whole school.

We are looking for a leader who will:

  • Inspire our children to realise their full potential and develop their talents
  • Demonstrate a passion and ability to lead and develop excellent teaching and learning
  • Be an excellent communicator to engage and serve the whole school and wider community
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm to drive forward new initiatives that demonstrate a positive impact
  • Bring drive and ambition to the classroom and to wider school life
  • Be committed to the further development of the Newbury Academy Trust

Visits to view the school are welcome by appointment on Wednesday 18th April (9.30–12.00) and Thursday 19th April
(1pm–3pm). Please telephone 01635 510507 to book your visit or speak to the CEO of the Trust, Mrs Charlotte Wilson.
If you feel that you have the experience and drive for this role we would like to hear from you. Application is by letter and application form to Mrs S Loy, Chair of Trustees, the latter to include the names and addresses of two appropriate referees. Further details can be obtained from Mrs Hurst on 01635 510507, by email to or visit the school’s website

Closing date: Monday 23rd April 2018 by midday
Interviews: Thursday 26th and Friday 27th April 2018

The school has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, along with other pre-employment checks.

Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery
Fir Tree Lane, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2RA
Tel: 01635 42129 Fax: 01635 230484

Fir Tree School is part of the Newbury Academy Trust.

Bradfield CE (VA) Primary School

Cock Lane, Bradfield Southend, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 6HR

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


Leadership Pay Range L8–L14


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 an effective communicator who encourages collaboration, welcomes challenge and will work well with all stakeholders
  • 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 con-tinuing to firmly embed Christian values
  • will continue to develop a happy and secure environment for all pupils and staff.

We are able to offer:

  • 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 encouraging continued professional development and is committed to a positive work-life balance for all
  • professionals working in a culture of continuous school improvement
  • a strong and distinctive Christian school set in a beautiful rural location in the heart of West Berkshire
  • excellent links with the local community which benefit children and staff
  • friendly and caring parents/carers who value the school and who raise funds through 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: or 0118 974 4304.

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

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 30th April 2018.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 9th May 2018.

We would like our new Headteacher to start with us on Monday 3rd September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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).