Assistant Headteacher

Salary: Leadership pay spine L5 to L9 depending upon previous experience.
Start date: September 2019. Location: Near Reading.
Contract type: Full Time. Contract term: Permanent.
Closing date: Thursday 21 March 2019.

Bishopswood is a special school for pupils with severe, profound and complex needs aged 2–16 years. The school has an inclusive ethos and is co-located on 3 mainstream sites.

Due to staff restructure in this expanding school, the governors and headteacher of the school are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and committed assistant headteacher who are able to demonstrate outstanding teaching ability combined with the necessary leadership, communication and organisational skills, they will have the ability to inspire others. Early Years/KS1/KS2 experience is essential for the post. 

The role will include: 

  • Class teacher 0.7 with 0.3 management role.
  • Responsible for curriculum development across the school.
  • Member of the senior leadership team and a governor sub-committee.
  • Taking a lead in an identified area.
  • To inspire outstanding teaching and learning.

As a forward looking school we offer access to good facilities and teaching resources. We recognise the importance of modern technology for both pupils and staff. All teachers are provided with laptops to use. We value our staff and are strongly committed in investing in their professional development by providing high quality training opportunities; the school will provide regular leadership development opportunities. We support and facilitate collaborative work across the school and in partnership with other schools, such as Erasmus +.

All appointments are subject to references, health and enhanced DSB check.

If you would like to find out more, please ring to discuss or contact the school for an information pack on: telephone 0118 972 4311 or email:

Closing date: Thursday 21st March.

Oxfordshire County Council is an equal opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers share this commitment.

Bishopswood School

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Bishopswood School
Grove Road
Sonning Common,

A small special school for pupils 2–16 years with severe or profound learning difficulties, ASD and complex learning difficulties. The school is on a split site, and is close to Reading.

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