Headteacher

Required: April 2019.
Salary range: £60,755–£69,673.
Closing date: noon, Tuesday 22 January 2019


Parsons Down Partnership is a dynamic and ambitious federation of two schools, Parsons Down Infant and Junior Schools, within Thatcham, West Berkshire.

Established 5 years ago, the Partnership has strong foundations in place and we seek an inspirational leader with the vision and drive to build on existing good practice and drive standards forward, demonstrating the determination to offer the best opportunities to all our pupils, the staff and the school community.

Located on a shared site in a suburban area, the schools have extensive grounds and easy access to many local facilities. We are now a two form entry school, currently with a combined roll of 460. We are a happy, caring, safe community with well-behaved, enthusiastic learners and talented, hard-working staff.

The Future

The post will suit someone who can provide strong leadership and direction for the schools.

Our new Headteacher will have the opportunity to:

  • Be instrumental in shaping the Partnership’s future.
  • Continue the vision which inspires and motivates all members of the Partnership.
  • Help all our children achieve their potential.
  • Drive standards to meet high Ofsted expectations.
  • Develop and champion the Partnership in the community and nationally.

The Successful Candidate 

Our new Headteacher will have:

  • A passionate and uncompromising commitment to pupil achievement.
  • A track record of strong leadership and positive outcomes.
  • Skills to maintain and develop our community of leaders, with staff having shared ownership of the curriculum and pupil development.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective partnerships with the whole school community.

Visits are warmly welcomed and actively encouraged. 

Come along and meet us.

Please contact recruitment@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk for further details or call us on 01635 862475. An application pack is also available on our website at www.pdp.w-berks.sch.uk

Closing date: 12 midday, 22nd January 2019.
Interview dates: 28th and 29th January 2019.


This Partnership is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check along with other relevant employment checks.

Parsons Down Partnership of Schools

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Parsons Down Partnership of Schools
Herons Way
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG19 3SR

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