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Assistant Principal

Salary: £54,091-£59,581
Location: Reading- Berkshire
Hours pw: 32.5
Start Date: 01-Sep-2022

This is a Permanent, All Year Round vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Interviews will be held prior to the closing date should the right applicant apply.  Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the Opportunity

Would you like to teach and lead students to be whatever they want to be in a disadvantaged area? Do you want to be part of an exciting improvement journey? If yes – join us at JMA.  Your role/responsibilities within the SLT are negotiable, experience of Senior Leadership is desirable.

The John Madejski Academy is a mixed Comprehensive 11 – 18 School in Reading. Originally a specialist sports college, PE and Performance Sport still plays a significant part in the school. The Sixth Form has seen substantial success academically, on a sporting level in the last few years it has seen an increase in numbers from budding sports young ladies and men wishing to receive quality coaching and thus be able to pursue success and careers within sports. Years 7 – 11 provision is developing and rapidly expanding. Providing a broad curriculum for our students with plenty of opportunities is our priority; showing them that anything is possible with hard work and that no aspiration is off limits to them.

We are looking for a talented individual to teach and love our students really well. Experience is not essential, but passion, drive and determination is.

The Team at JMA are friendly, supportive and dedicated to the journey we are on.

The successful candidate will be

  • A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom
  • Experienced in Senior Leadership
  • Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students
  • Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff
  • Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential
  • Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people
  • Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working
  • A role model for our students and staff

More details can be found in the supporting job description attached. If you wish to have a virtual meeting to discuss the role further, please email to book an appointment. Please see the link direct to our school website to learn more about us -

We Can Offer You

  • A good school and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.
  • A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive team.
  • Excellent care and support for all staff.
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.
  • A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.
  • Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.

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The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values while ensuring that fun and happiness are key attributes of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils, and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training, and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage, or ability.

TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions of all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase
scheme (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

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