Middle Vacancies — Headships

Reading - Maintained, Academy and Free Schools

Phoenix College








A Community ES&MH Day School for up to 64 boys aged 11–18

40 Christchurch Road, Reading, RG2 7AY
T: 0118 937 5524


LD23–LD27 (£66,982–£73,876 pa) negotiable according to experience
Required from 1 January 2018 (or as soon after as possible)

Phoenix College is a Community Day School catering for up to 64 pupils (currently all male) aged 11–18 and designated as having emotional, social and/or mental health issues.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, flexible, enthusiastic, committed and experienced Principal to lead our school into the next stage of its development.

If you:

  • think young people are important assets, and deserve to be nurtured and respected;
  • can understand and manage extremes of behaviour;
  • are a visionary thinker who anticipates and leads change to build success;
  • have the ability to communicate at all levels and to a range of audiences;
  • have a history of outstanding leadership (SEN would be good, but not necessary);
  • are able to care for and to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents, governors and others within the community

...then we would welcome your application.

To apply...
Application forms and further details are available from the school. Email: bursar@phoenixcollege.reading.sch.uk. Visits are highly recommended. Please contact the school to make an appointment.

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 28 September 2017
Interview dates: Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 October 2017

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to a successful enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


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.