Head of School

Required for Britwell Campus.
Leadership Scale, L25-L31: £73,223–£84,637 pa (A discretionary allowance may be considered for an exceptional candidate)
Full time, 52 weeks pa. Permanent. Required for January 2020.
Closing date: noon, Monday 13 May 2019.


Claycots School proudly claims to be the UK’s largest maintained primary school, with 1,700 pupils currently on roll over two campuses, growing to over 1,850 in the next few years. The school is also one of the highest oversubscribed schools in Slough. The Britwell Campus is a large primary school site with over 800 pupils and four forms of entry. 

The Governing Body and Executive Headteacher are looking for an outstanding experienced primary school leader to join them in an exceptional time of growth and expansion, and to work in partnership with them to lead this campus.

The Head of School will be involved in leading the planning, leadership and management, safeguarding and standards, and have an oversight of the Britwell Campus, continuing to build on the high profile that is being developed. 

Working together with the Executive Headteacher, the Head of School will provide a consistent framework for all Claycots’ children,but will continue to develop and create a uniqueness and individuality on the Britwell Campus. We will be continuing to develop the Britwell Campus to create a world-class learning environment.

The objectives for this post will be to:

  • lead and operationally manage the Britwell Campus working in partnership with the Town Hall Campus
  • play a central role within our Senior Executive Team, working in partnership with senior colleagues to strategically lead the school
  • promote ambitious expectation for standards, achievement and curriculum enrichment for all children
  • work with and develop strong relations with the Britwell community.

We are excited about the future at Claycots and look forward to working with someone who shares our passion and who has the flair and creativity to add to our vision for the future of Slough children and all stakeholders.

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the school. Please contact Perri Woods, PA to Executive Headteacher, on 0118 207 0412 or by email: p.woods@claycots.slough.sch.uk to arrange an appointment for a tour and the opportunity to discuss the wider vision and expectations of the post.

Tours will be taking place during weeks between 24 April 2019 and 10 May 2019. Please put aside at least one hour for the visit.

A downloadable application form and information pack are available on our school website www.claycots.com/160/vacancies

Completed application forms should be sent direct to recruitment@claycots.slough.sch.uk.

Closing date: 12 Noon, Monday 13 May 2019.
Interviews: w/c 20 May 2019 (Britwell Campus).


Applicants will be required to demonstrate their commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in line with Claycots’ policies and procedures. A satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role. The school will request references before interview.

Claycots School Partnership (Britwell Campus)

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Claycots School Partnership (Britwell Campus)
Britwell Campus
Monksfield Way
Slough
Berkshire
SL2 1QX

The largest primary school in Slough with more than 1800 pupils currently on roll (September 2018) across two campuses: Town Hall (based in the centre of Slough) and Britwell (based in the north of Slough).

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