Head of School

Salary Leadership Spine Point 1.1 to 1.3 [£39,965–£41,989].
Closing date: Sunday 24 March 2019.


Are you ready for a new challenge?
Do you have the determination to build a school from the beginning,
a school that places children at the heart of everything?

We are looking for a Head of School; someone with: 

  • A passion for excellent primary education, a brilliant teacher with the ability to inspire and motivate children 
  • The skills to lead improvement in academic achievement, creativity and social development
  • Motivation, initiative, dedication and resilience
  • A hands on approach to creating an exciting learning environment 
  • The ability to lead staff to ensure outstanding experiences and outcomes for children of all abilities

Opening in September 2019, this is an exciting opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues across our partner organisations. Starting with one form Reception intake and a nursery, our school will grow over the next few years to provide for the whole primary age range. 

Why choose us:
Highwood Copse Primary School is based in Newbury and works with outstanding schools in our local area. Our new school is set on the outskirts of Newbury, just off the A339, with a nearby nature reserve and plenty of land. You will have the opportunity to work alongside talented teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis. Our school community offers the opportunity to become a meaningful part of the wider community through enrichment and extra-curricular activities. This is an exciting time to join our new school, the first new school in the area in over two decades.

What we offer:

  • Salary Leadership Spine Point 1.1 to 1.3 [£39,965 - £41,989], expected to increase as the school grows in size
  • A school that is fully dedicated to developing every child to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools and Newbury College to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work
  • A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn
  • Excellent career opportunities with bespoke CPD including mentorship and coaching
  • Reduced gym membership (at Newbury College)
  • On-site parking

Closing date: 24th March 2019.
Interviews: 5th April 2019.

For an application pack please contact Cathy Wright at hr@newbury-college.ac.uk.

For further information please contact Catherine Morley headteacher@theale.w-berks.sch.uk or 01189302239.


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check will be undertaken prior to appointment of the successful candidate.

Highwood Copse Primary School

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Highwood Copse Primary School
c/o Newbury College
Monks Lane
Newbury
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