October 4, 2021
Job Type
Short Summary
Maiden Erlegh Trust wishes to appoint an exceptional Head of School to Hamilton School, Reading. 
Leadership L13 - L19
Working Pattern
Required from January 2022
Closing Date
November 03, 2021


Maiden Erlegh Trust wishes to appoint an exceptional Head of School to Hamilton School, Reading. 

Hamilton School is a SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading catering for up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child by challenging and supporting them, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically.  The school has embedded Trauma Informed Practices and approaches behaviour through a Therapeutic Thinking agenda.

The successful candidate for our Head of School position will work closely with the Executive Headteacher, colleagues in the school and the Trust, to push forward the school on its journey towards excellence in all aspects of school life and for all students.

They will be someone with relevant senior leadership experience who can demonstrate real and timely impact in their current or previous roles. This role would be ideal for someone who aspires to, and the potential for, substantive headship in the future. The Executive Headteacher will provide coaching and mentoring, and there will be opportunities for development within the Trust also.

This is an extremely exciting time to be joining the SEN and AP Hub within Maiden Erlegh Trust, working with extremely talented, driven and inspirational colleagues.  This is also a great time to join Hamilton School as it prepares to move into its new purpose built premises in the Spring Term.

Applications packs are available from the trust website by clicking on the Apply button or from our recruitment team

Closing date: 9am Monday 11 October 2021

Shortlisting: Monday 11 October 2021

Interviews: 14 and 15 October 2021

Evaluation of applicant’s appropriateness for the role will be assessed against all of the above through their application and interview process eg: letter of application, their completed application form and the interview.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is an Ethical Leadership Pathfinder organisation and we are committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are also committed to having the highest expectations of pupil/students and staff, and supporting everyone to reach their full potential.  All employees of the school and Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

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