The Burghfield Common Federation

Head of School 

Job Title/Post: Head of School at Garland Junior School.
Salary: L8–15, £56,082–£66,627 Sept’23 FTE.
Contract Type: Permanent. Start date September 2024.
Responsible to: Executive Headteacher.
Hours: Full time.

The Burghfield Common Federation is looking to appoint a driven and inspirational Head of School who understands the importance of effective collaboration; a leader who will work effectively as part of the Senior Leadership Team to support the development of Garland Junior School. 

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a new senior leadership team as part of the new federation. 

Key aspects of the role include:

  • To provide high quality professional leadership, in consultation with the Executive Headteacher 
  • Contribute and proactively support the vision, leadership and direction for the school 
  • Provide an example of excellence as a KS2 practitioner 

We can offer: 

  • A supportive and successful Senior Leadership Team and Governing Board 
  • An opportunity to develop a creative and ambitious curriculum 
  • A team of hard-working and supportive staff 
  • A school that is committed to high expectations for all 
  • A school that is committed to high quality CPD 
  • Happy and positive children who are confident and curious learners 

The successful candidate must: 

  • Work with the senior leadership team to sustain high expectations and excellent practice in teaching and learning throughout the school 
  • Have experience of successful leadership 
  • Be an excellent practitioner who can demonstrate what outstanding teaching and learning looks like 
  • Demonstrate strong subject knowledge 
  • Understand what good curriculum design and pedagogy looks like 
  • Work with the executive Headteacher to lead, motivate, support, challenge and develop all staff to secure improvement, including their own CPD 
  • Have high expectations of all pupils’ achievements and behaviour 
  • Demonstrate high standards of personal integrity and professionalism 

Visits to the school or an informal conversation with the Executive Headteacher are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Visas cannot be sponsored. A full recruitment pack can be downloaded from our website

Please contact the school office to arrange a visit or if you require further assistance. Applications are invited from experienced teachers. 

Applications will be considered upon receipt.
Interviews: We reserve the right to interview on receipt of suitable applications. 

The Burghfield Common Federation
Mrs Bland’s Infant and Nursery School
and Garland Junior School
Burghfield Common, Reading
Tel: 0118 983 2332

The Burghfield Common Federation is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, including social media checks and references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Garland Junior School

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Garland Junior School
Clayhill Road
Burghfield Common

Headteacher: Miss E Dawkins

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