Located in the heart of Bracknell, Meadow Vale Primary School is a large, friendly, caring and family orientated community school, passionate about inspiring, challenging and preparing children for the future. Meadow Vale is home to 693 confident, happy and inquisitive children from Nursery to Year 6, with outstanding school facilities such as an adventure playground and dedicated SEN facilities.
As we embark on the next phase of our journey as a ‘good’ school, we are seeking an innovative and inspirational leader to further enhance and continue to drive school improvement in our successful school.
The governors, staff, pupils and parents are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic and engaging in their approach to leadership, who can develop the quality of teaching and make an impact on pupil achievements in a positive and successful way. Working and developing relationships with all stakeholders is a key part of this role, ensuring the influence of the school within the local community is preserved.
If you have outstanding experience in a primary school leadership role and highly effective interpersonal skills, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, please contact the office on 01344 421046 to book an appointment.
Short–listing: 28th June 2018
Interviews: 9th and 10th July 2018
For more information about this post, please review the application pack and additional information.
Meadow Vale Primary School
Moordale Avenue, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 1SY
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply using the attached application form (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
Please email your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org (marked confidential). If you wish to hand deliver your application form please hand into Sarah Hunter, School HR Adviser, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.
We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.
This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.
To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk
The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board
Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.
Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.
We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.