Headteacher – St John’s CE Primary School, Reading, Berkshire


St John’s CE Primary School
121-147 Orts Road
Berkshire  RG1 3JN

Telephone: 0118 9375540
Email: hradvisor@berkshireschoolstrust.org



Full time – Permanent – Salary: L19 – L23 £61,341.00 – £67,652.00
Start date: September 2018 or January 2019

St John’s Church of England Primary School is an outstanding two-form entry school in the Newtown area of Reading. Our school is part of the Berkshire Schools Trust. We strive to serve the local community by working with each and every child to help sustain progress academically, socially and emotionally. We want to appoint a Headteacher who will continue to develop the vision for St John’s.

Our new school leader will be able to:

  • create a strong community of leaders, enabling staff to have shared ownership of pupil and curriculum development;
  • support and challenge our children so they enjoy all areas of learning;
  • develop children to have the emotional strength and tools to sustain who they are to the best of their ability;
  • develop the skills of friendship across the school community, giving staff and children the confidence to relate and offer friendship to everybody;
  • recruit, develop and mentor staff who will encourage us along with our vision;
  • create a community of leaders, so staff have a shared ownership around the curriculum and pupil development;
  • recognise the importance of community through school participation in a wide range of activities;
  • understand and be willing to take advantage of the unique relationship the school has with the parish church; and
  • develop relationships with our parents through accessible and transparent interactions.

If this prospect intrigues you and you are looking for an exciting opportunity to take your headship or leadership career to the next level, then please do get in touch as we would love to hear from you.

Visits are encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please telephone the school office on 0118 9375540 to arrange a visit.

Please contact hradvisor@berkshireschoolstrust.org to obtain an information pack.

Closing date:  Friday 8th June 2018
Interviews: Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.