Primary (Inc. Nursery) Vacancies — Headships

Bracknell Forest - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Cranbourne Primary School

Cranbourne Primary

Lovel Rd, Winkfield, Nr Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2EU
T: 01344 882 350


Individual School Range: £56,684–£64,864 pa

“I love our school and community. We need
an inspirational Head, who will do anything
to help us succeed.
Our big Cranbourne
family is friendly and welcoming.
All of our teachers are committed

to their jobs and they care about us. Please apply for this job at
Cranbourne Primary School. Where learning and friendships grow’”.
Alex – a Year 6 pupil

Could you be the next leader of Cranbourne Primary School to succeed our retiring Headteacher?
Will you be able to develop the culture and ethos of our school where everyone is valued and encouraged to succeed, and to inspire and motivate pupils, staff and all other members of the school community to continue our journey to drive progress and raise achievement across the whole school?

You will need to be a passionate leader who:

  • is a dynamic, motivational, experienced headteacher with a proven track record of improving teaching and learning
  • leads by example and can demonstrate raising standards and levels of achievement across the whole school
  • is able to inspire and motivate our team
  • is an excellent, engaging communicator who will develop strong relationships with children, parents and the wider community.

In return, our rural school in Berkshire can offer you:

  • well-behaved pupils with boundless enthusiasm, who are eager to learn
  • motivated staff committed to delivering outstanding teaching
  • engaged and supportive parents, governors, and the local community
  • a vibrant and inclusive environment that balances our 300-year-old history with brand new classrooms.

Could you continue to develop our values?

Cranbourne Primary School’s child-centred ethos places equal worth on pupils’ happiness and security as it does on progress and achievement. Whilst we are proud of our academic success, we are prouder still of the outstanding safeguarding, wellbeing and acquisition of life skills we provide our pupils in preparation for life outside and beyond school life.

Cranbourne Primary School is an established Good school that has been managed highly effectively over many years. Our aspiration is to embrace positive change and remain at the forefront of best practice in education, and officially become an Outstanding school at our next Ofsted inspection.

Cranbourne Primary School is located in the village of Winkfield Row, and is active within the local community, sharing grounds with a pre-school nursery and our own pre and post-school community centre. We have active cluster links with local primary schools (maintained and private), and an enthusiastic, fundraising PTA. We are continually looking for new ways to extend our contribution in to the wider community.

Would you like to be leading a friendly and committed staff, and being ultimately responsible for the schooling of over 200 happy and enthusiastic pupils?

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

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed. To make an appointment, please contact the school office on 01344 882 350.

An application pack, application form and details on how to apply can be downloaded from:

Closing date: 31 January 2018
Shortlisting: 7 February 2018
Formal interviews: 21 & 22 February 2018

Cranbourne Primary School is a local authority maintained primary school. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Hampshire - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Rucstall Primary School, Holbein Close, Black Dam, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 3EX. Telephone: (01256) 466524. Email:

PERMANENT HEADTEACHER Closing date: Noon, February 5, 2018Salary Details: £49,976–£57,811; Job start: April 2018

The children in our school are ‘enthusiastic learners who work hard and take pride in their achievements’ (Ofsted 2017). We want someone who will: Inspire and motivate staff and students to reach outstanding goals; Compellingly communicate the school’s values and ethos to all; Drive and empowers our team; Ensures the best outcomes for all through effective resource management. Please visit us or go to: We look forward to meeting you!

Reading - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Redlands Primary SchoolRedlands Primary

Lydford Road, Reading, RG1 5QH
Tel: 0118 937 5527

“Leaders and managers of the school have a clear
and dedication for continuous improvement”
(OFSTED November 2012)


Group 2, L16–L21, £57,076–£64,417 pa

Redlands Primary School is ready for a new chapter – are you?

After 19 years of passionate and outstanding teaching and leadership, our Headteacher is retiring. The Governing Body is seeking to appoint a successor who can build on our strong foundations.

Redlands is a school with “a strong and caring ethos, where diversity is celebrated” (Ofsted Nov 2017) and we are looking for an inspirational, outward looking and effective leader who is committed to promoting and developing our school’s distinctive ethos and values.

Redlands lies in the heart of the vibrant East Reading community and enjoys strong links with Reading University. The school serves a diverse community and we celebrate the learning opportunities this brings, as well as the invitation it offers to nurture the unique qualities of every child.

This ethos is reflected in our approach to school uniform; we don’t have one!

At Redlands we pride ourselves on the non-hierarchical nature of our culture. Everyone is valued and seen as a leader of learning, in an environment where we believe that every child can be successful. Our dedicated team believe in developing the ‘whole child’. We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual who will maintain Redlands as a successful and popular school by building on the high standards we achieve, without compromising creativity.

The children at Redlands say they are looking for someone who:

  • is kind, friendly, caring and compassionate.
  • listens to children’s voices and opinions.
  • gets to know everyone’s names.
  • encourages trips and exciting learning opportunities.

Is this you?

And are you someone who is:

  • uncompromising in your approach to pupil wellbeing and safety?
  • passionate about preparing children for life, not just for exams?
  • able to work with staff at all levels, to support and mentor them?
  • committed to meeting the needs of every child, aspiring to the highest standards?
  • ambitious, inspiring and collaborative in your leadership approach?
  • open-minded and outward-looking in your approach to school partnerships?

If so then Redlands would love to hear from you.

To find out more and to download the application pack and form please visit:

Open days: 10am on 29th & 2pm on 30th January 2018
Closing date: 9am, 19th February 2018
Shortlisting: by 22nd February 2018
Interviews: 7th – 8th March 2018

This Authority/School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure and Staff Childcare Disqualification Declaration will be sought from the successful candidate.

Ranikhet Academy logoRanikhet Academy

Exceptional Opportunities for Learning

Spey Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG30 4ED
Tel: 0118 937 5520   Fax: 0118 937 5522

Head of School

Leadership Scale (L9–L18) £47,967–£59,857
Required April or September 2018
(Full time permanent position)

The Governors and Executive Head Teacher of the REAch2 Reading Family of Schools are looking to appoint a highly effective and dedicated teacher to lead Ranikhet Academy as Head of School from April 2018.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate, creative, motivated and enthusiastic leader, with a history of excellent classroom practice across the primary range, who is able to inspire the entire school community towards excellent outcomes.

Are you looking for a new, exciting challenge? If so, Ranikhet Primary Academy could be the school for you. We are a school in the heart of a vibrant, diverse community in Reading where we are committed to ‘Proud to Belong’.

The Head of School post represents an exciting opportunity for a candidate looking to develop their leadership skills within a very strong and supportive professional network. You will have the opportunity to work with a secure team of committed staff, enthusiastic children and a growing, supportive family base.

As Head of School, you will be able to focus on fostering a strong and safe culture of learning amongst pupils, and a rigorous culture of continued professional learning and enquiry for all staff. With support from the Executive Head teacher and REAch2 central staff, you will lead the senior leadership team in fully utilising their skills, expertise and focus on the school’s teaching and learning development work.

The family of schools is well supported by a Strategic Local Governing Body and Regional and Trust Board, made up of skilled and committed members who have been instrumental in working with existing school leaders over the past three years of school improvement.

Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. It is a growing charitable organisation currently supporting over 50 primary academies across England, including 3 in Reading. REAch2 is a family connected by a common desire to learn from each other, share experiences and be mutually supportive across the entire academy community. We work as a team to deliver exceptional learning opportunities for all pupils in REAch2.

For more information, or to arrange a visit to our school, please contact our Admin Team on Tel: 0118 937 5520 or Email:

Application forms and details are available on our website:

Closing date for applications: Midday, Wednesday 31st January 2018
Interview date: Tuesday, 6th February 2018

Our Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be requested prior to interview and an Enhanced DBS check will be required for successful applicants.

REAch2 Academy Trust, Company Number: 8452281,
Registered in England and Wales;
Registered Address: Scientia Academy, Mona Road, Burton Upon Trent,
Staffordshire, DE13 0UF

Slough - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools



St. Anthony Slough

St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School & Nursery

Farnham Rd, Farnham Royal, Slough Berkshire SL2 3AA
Tel: 01753 645828


Head Teacher

Closing date: 29th January 2018
Interviews: 5th February 2018
Pay Scale: L24–31

Due to the retirement of our long-serving Head Teacher in July 2017, the Directors, staff and children are looking for an inspirational and caring Head Teacher to continue our journey from good to great.

We are looking for an experienced leader who will embrace our strengths, building on these as we face the challenges of the future. A committed and practising Catholic, you will place the child at the heart of everything we do, as we continue our mission of learning, growing and living with Jesus.

St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery is a growing school. Our new Head Teacher will have the opportunity to further develop a strong, capable, dedicated and caring team, working collaboratively within our newly formed multi academy trust: The St Peter Catholic Academy Trust. The scene is set for an exciting future!

We are looking for a Head Teacher who:

  • Will have the vision, drive and energy to support and develop the school’s Catholic ethos,
  • Has a passion for teaching and learning, with a strong track record of maintaining high standards,
  • Can foster and maintain a secure, safe and supportive learning environment.
  • Inspires with their leadership skills, able to empower all to achieve their academic and personal potential
  • Has outstanding strategic and communication skills,
  • Understands financial management and is able to work closely with everyone within the school and trust community to achieve our shared goals.
  • Is approachable with a good sense of humour.

We can offer in return:

  • Strong links with the church of St Anthony’s and the surrounding parish
  • The full support of talented staff and the school’s Senior Leadership Team
  • Polite, well behaved children eager to learn and embrace our community
  • A stunning learning environment, within generous grounds on the outskirts of Slough.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed. If you would like to visit the School or receive further information please contact Mrs S MacKenzie, School Business Manager on 01753 645828; or visit our website.

West Berkshire - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Victoria Park Nursery School & Family HubVictoria Park Nursery School and Children's Centre


Required for September 2018
Salary Range: £51.639 to £59,264 dependant on experience

Due to retirement, we have an exciting opportunity for an inspirational new Headteacher to develop our successful and aspiring Nursery School and Family Hub with astute leadership and a touch of passion.

Our school needs:

  • A wise leader with a clear vision, who puts the children at the centre of everything they do
  • A motivational and caring individual who will nurture, support and encourage all of our staff and children to aim high and achieve their potential
  • An experienced practitioner who can share skills and lead by example
  • A successful teacher with a proven track record in raising standards and delivering achievement and progress
  • A reflective educator who can analyse and share information, and absorb and disseminate best practice and new developments in education

Our parents need:

  • An approachable and inspiring leader who wants the best for their children
  • A leader who is enthusiastic and forward thinking, providing structure and stability in their nursery school

We can offer you:

  • A school where children are happy, confident, enthusiastic and love to learn
  • A caring ethos where everyone’s achievement is valued
  • A committed and successful staff team
  • An experienced and dedicated Senior Leadership Team
  • A supportive Governing Body
  • The helm of a successful school, rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED

Informal visits to the school are warmly invited; telephone 01635 41296 or e-mail: marked for the attention of Stacey Wyles.

Please contact us for application pack or download from the website.

Apply online at:

Closing date: 28th January 2018
Interviews: W/C 19th February 2018

Victoria Park is committed to safeguarding children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Brimpton Church of England Primary School

Brimpton Lane, Brimpton, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4TL

Brimpton primary

Tel: 0118 9712311


Full Time permanent post
Includes 0.4 teaching commitment
Salary range: £46,000–£53,000
Start date: September 2018

Following the retirement of our current head teacher, we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring leader of the small team who have enabled us to be:

  • A school in which “teachers manage classes well, routines are firmly established and pupils enjoy their learning. They pay attention and as a result, learn a lot” (Ofsted 2014).
  • A school built on a strong Christian foundation. We were judged outstanding in our recent SIAMS (Church School) Inspection.

We are seeking to appoint a head teacher who will:

  1. Consolidate and build on our success
  2. Use their interpersonal skills to lead and be part of a supportive team
  3. Be an excellent teacher with a good knowledge of the Early Years and Primary Curriculum
  4. Foster a sense of excitement about learning within a creative curriculum
  5. Maintain links between the school and the local community

The school offers:

  1. A strong and dedicated staff team
  2. A supportive Governing Board
  3. Pupils who work hard and are proud of their school

We are situated near Newbury, in an idyllic rural setting on the Berkshire/Hampshire border.

We welcome visits to the school by prospective candidates.

To arrange a visit please telephone the school on 0118 9712311 or email the school via

Application packs available on our website above.

Closing date: Midday 29th January 2018
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 20th February 2018

Our School is committed to safeguarding children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.