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St Michael's CE Aided Primary School
£53,521 to £61,860
St Michael's CE Aided Primary School, Lower Church Road, Sandhurst
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/02/2019 at 13:00 PM
St Michael's CE Aided Primary School

The Governors of St. Michael’s C of E Primary School, Sandhurst are seeking to appoint a new Headteacher for September 2019.

St Michael's is the oldest school in Sandhurst, having been at the heart of the local community since it was founded in 1862. As a single-form entry school we enjoy a strong, community atmosphere providing excellent facilities for up to 218 pupils.

This opportunity provides the chance for an imaginative and forward-thinking leader who wants to make an impact and lead our school to be outstanding.

St Michael’s has many strengths and the Governors are seeking the right person to build upon and develop these whilst maintaining our current ethos and vision.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a dynamic, imaginative and inspiring leader with a track record of success.
  • Encourage and motivate children and staff to achieve their highest potential.
  • Work effectively with staff, governors and parents.
  • Have the ability to utilise resources efficiently and effectively in a way that maximises performance and ensures the financial sustainability of the school.
  • Have high expectations and a passion for raising standards.

We offer you:

  • An exciting opportunity to lead a positive and welcoming school.
  • Enthusiastic children who have lively enquiring minds and want to be the ‘best they can be’.
  • Staff with a range of experience and skills with a passion to deliver the curriculum.
  • A supportive Governing body.
  • A vibrant learning environment.
  • An excellent opening for professional development.
  • An exciting opportunity to lead St. Michael’s on its journey to achieving and maintaining the status of an outstanding school.
  • A school serving local families with good links to the church and community.

If you would like an informal conversation about the post or wish to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our Chair of Governors, Louise Norman at chairofgovernors@st-michaels-school.org

Short Listing:               Wednesday 27th February 2019

Interviews:                   Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March 2019

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please email your completed application form to sarah.hunter@bracknell-forest.gov.uk. If you wish to deliver your application form personally, please hand into Sarah Hunter, HR Adviser, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1JD.

Equal Opportunities

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.

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