Assistant Headteacher

Required as soon as possible, and flexible to suit the right candidate.
Salary is on Leadership Scale point 1–6.
Part time 0.6.]
Permanent or fixed-term contract.
Secondments considered.

We are seeking a talented, friendly and dynamic leader to join our established team at New Town. This role will be crucial in supporting our aspirational ‘Good’ school to continue to improve, as we look to always provide the very best for our diverse children and families.

This role would be ideal for a wide range of colleagues: you may be new to senior leadership, or have some experience in leadership roles already. Secondments will also be considered. This role is non-teaching, however, the right candidate may be required to support with some PPA provision.

We would be keen to hear from colleagues with some or all of the following areas of expertise or interest: 

  • Curriculum and subject leadership. 
  • Safeguarding and pastoral provision. 
  • KS2 experience, particularly in Year 6. 
  • Pupil Premium and Sports Funding.

Joining our team means you’ll need to be:

  • Dynamic and fast-paced, finding effective solutions at every turn whilst considering others’ points of view.
  • A team player, whether its helping and encouraging teaching colleagues across the school or focussing on building brilliant, professional relationships with our stakeholders.
  • A superb teacher, ready to help further develop our teaching and learning across the school.
  • Thoughtful and reflective, using research and literature to help the leadership team shape the school’s success.
  • A kind and caring person, enjoying the bustling life of our diverse school family, and always looking to recognise our polite and kind children.
  • Efficient and effective in your working practices, with a passion for driving the school forward and keeping children at the heart of every decision.

In return, our team can offer:

  • An optimistic and close-knit leadership team with a track record of improving schools.
  • A firmly established ethos of caring for one another in our school family.
  • A commitment to professional development, and a belief in driving improvement through looking outwards to the world beyond our walls.
  • A beautiful Victorian school with an abundance of space and opportunity, filled with light, life and love.
  • The opportunity to work with a wider professional senior team of three unique schools, all brilliantly supported by a Trust who strongly value the individual school’s character, ethos and approaches.
  • Secure car parking and a staff well-being package.

Visits to the school may be possible depending on local restrictions, and prospective candidates are warmly welcomed to book a preliminary phone call or Teams call before they apply, should they like to discuss the role or school further with the Headteacher.

For further information and application pack please contact Natasha Kirby, Trust Operations Manager on 07538 539690 or by email

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Previous candidates need not apply.


The Berkshire Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, staff and parents, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure & Barring Service clearance will be sought for the successful candidate.

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