Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 26 January 2021.

‘Everyone shining in their own field’

The children, staff and local advisors of Shinfield Infant and Nursery School are looking to appoint an inspirational, collaborative and visionary leader to build on our excellent standards of teaching and learning and lead our successful and popular village school. 

We are a Good school (Ofsted Report January 2019), who believe strongly in promoting excellence, while providing an atmosphere in which our children can learn, enjoy, grow and show support to others. 

Our Headteacher will: 

  • Have leadership qualities to challenge, inspire, motivate and empower others 
  • Be an excellent and flexible communicator, developing strong relationships with children, staff, parents, local advisors and a range of stakeholders within and beyond the school 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of teaching, learning and assessment and show great enthusiasm for ensuring all our children achieve their true potential 
  • Behave as a role model, leading by example, creating a motivated team who share best practice and take a full part in the school’s progression 
  • Deliver a rich, engaging and varied curriculum that meets children’s needs in an ever-changing world 
  • Be able to balance resources efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance and ensures the financial sustainability of the school 
  • Have a well-developed working knowledge of SEND policy, provision and challenges 

We offer: 

  • A welcoming, supportive and friendly learning environment with highly motivated, happy children who are positive learners, take pride in their school and feel valued, listened to and safe 
  • A dedicated and talented staff who provide our children with stimulating, challenging and memorable learning experiences 
  • A highly committed and engaged Local Advisory Board, staff, and parent community who are all strongly focused on the success of our school 
  • An ethos of valuing and caring for all members of our school community 
  • A commitment to continuous improvement and your professional development 

Recruitment process
Safer recruitment:
Shinfield Infant and Nursery School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post. This will include an enhanced DBS and checks on references. 

School visits: We welcome and encourage visits to the school. Please contact the school reception to make an appointment. Visits will be held between 14th December 2020 and 21st January 2021. 

Application pack: To receive an application pack please email the School Business Manager Nicola Mott at finance@shinfield.wokingham.sch.uk.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 26th January 2021 at 9:00am.
Interview date: Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

Shinfield Infant and Nursery School
School Green, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9EH
Phone: 0118 988 3389
Website: www.shinfieldschools.co.uk 

Shinfield Infant and Nursery School is an academy and part of The Circle Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company number 11031096, registered at The Circle Trust, London Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1SS. Tel: 0118 332 0011; www.thecircletrust.co.uk.

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