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Pines School
£57,534 to £70,771
The Pines School, Hanworth Road, Bracknell
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/02/2019 at 12:00 PM
Pines School

The Governors of The Pines School are looking to appoint a new Headteacher to build on our current success and to continue our development journey.

You will need to be a passionate leader who:

  • Is a dynamic, motivational, experienced teacher with a proven track record of improving teaching and learning
  • leads by example and can demonstrate raising standards and levels of achievement across the whole school
  • Is able to inspire and motivate our team
  • Is an excellent, engaging communicator who will develop strong relationships with children, parents and the wider community
  • Will inspire, challenge, empower and support the school community
  • with strategic thinking and planning skills continue our development journey
  • bring excellent communication and relationship skills
  • bring a commitment to excellence in learning and teaching and will challenge and motivate all
  • value our children and take pride in their achievements
  • work with the committed Board of Governors, fully supportive of the improvement agenda

In return, we can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated children who are keen to learn
  • An inclusive school where are all are encouraged to achieve the best that they can
  • A can do philosophy with children at the heart of all that we do
  • A bright, well provisioned learning environment both indoors and outdoors
  • An opportunity to develop and build on an enthusiastic, good and committed staffing team committed to delivering outstanding teaching
  • An opportunity to develop and design the school’s role in the local community
  • Well-behaved pupils with boundless enthusiasm
  • Engaged and supportive parents and local community
  • A vibrant and inclusive environment that balances our 30-year-old history with opportunities for growth

Are you this person?

If so, please review the application pack and additional information.

Interviews will be held week beginning 4th March 2019.

Arrangements can be made to look round the school by contacting Ms Tracy Williams in the school office on 01344 426413.

Equal Opportunities

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

How to apply

Please download the attached application form, completed forms should be sent to sarah.hunter@bracknell-forest.gov.uk. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

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.

Further information on this vacancy