Deputy Headteacher 

Teachers' Pay Scales L15–L20.
Required January 2022 or before.
Closing date: Wednesday 6 October 2021.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become Deputy Headteacher of our inclusive, pupil-centred, ambitious school which is looking forward to the next phase of its development starting from January 2022 or before.

We are looking to appoint an experienced leader who will build on and develop the vision of our dedicated, hard-working team who believe passionately in the “Aspire, Believe, Achieve” ethos of our school.

Above all else, we are seeking a compassionate leader who will always put the child at the heart of every decision they make.

We are looking for a Deputy Headteacher who is:

  • passionate about inclusion and enabling all children to achieve success.
  • experienced in curriculum development and delivery and has the highest aspirations for all, including those with Special Educational Needs.
  • passionate about raising standards and has a proven track record of doing so.
  • committed to inspiring and working collaboratively with a large multi-professional team of school leaders, teachers, support staff, governors, parents and the wider community.
  • innovative and adaptable in finding solutions to challenges. 

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to make a difference and lead in a larger than average and improving primary school.
  • a committed and very hard-working team who are determined to help all children reach their potential.
  • an experienced and driven senior leadership team.
  • an innovative approach to Special Educational Needs provision integrated within a mainstream setting.
  • a unique ethos of care for all.
  • the ongoing support of Brighter Futures for Children (Reading Local Authority).
  • strong partnerships with other local schools as part of the Whitley Excellence Cluster (WEC).
  • a supportive and highly engaged governing body.
  • the opportunity to make a difference.

Closing date: Wednesday 6 October 2021.
Shortlisting date: TBC.

Visits to applicant schools by arrangement, please contact school directly to arrange these.

Please visit our website to appreciate what we have to offer. 

If you would like to visit and see for yourself what our school is like, or would like to request an application pack please contact Allison Dench on 0118 937 5566 or by email

Please do not send a CV. For the purposes of Equal Opportunities we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School
Brixham Road, Reading, Berkshire RG2 7RB
Tel: 0118 937 5566    Fax: 0118 937 5198
Headteacher: Karen Salter
3-form entry Primary School 

Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School

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