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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School


Deputy Headteacher 

Due to the promotion of both the current Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher, September 2022 brings an exciting opportunity for the school to appoint an exceptional deputy headteacher to work in partnership with a new Headteacher.

The post affords the opening for an ambitious leader to make their mark and establish a culture of sustained excellence in a truly unique school. The responsibilities of the post will draw on the strengths of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate must:

  • be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • be unrelentingly ambitious for the school, its staff and pupils
  • have proven leadership experience and the potential and desire to develop further
  • have vision, enthusiasm and the ability to work effectively within a team as a leader
  • be able to manage long-term objectives whilst dealing effectively with fast-moving day to day priorities
  • champion a culture of inclusion and be fully supportive of pupils with a diverse range of talents and abilities

The post provides the opportunity to: 

  • work as a member of a new leadership team to further develop and embed the vision and aims of the school in partnership with pupils, staff, governors and parents
  • provide clear strategic direction for teaching and learning
  • lead the school in the absence of the headteacher
  • support the SENDCo to embed a fully inclusive ethos where every child has the opportunity to access an education that supports them to make the best possible progress

The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader who can demonstrate sustained, quantifiable impact at middle or senior level. Above all we are seeking someone who is proactive, can contribute fresh ideas, is collaborative, goal-orientated, confident, and who tackles challenges effectively.

Visits to our school are most welcome.

To arrange a visit, discuss the role in more depth or ask specific questions please contact the Business Manager, Nakita Mistry,


Applications must be submitted on the application form below. In line with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CVs. 

Closing date: Midday on Friday 6th May

Shortlisting: Friday 6th May – successful candidates informed on this day

Interviews: Monday 9th May – Wednesday 11th May

Start date: 1st September 2022

Safer Recruitment in Education

Wooden Hill and Bracknell Forest are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Our school has an equal opportunities policy for selection and recruitment.  In accordance with our safeguarding policy, the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check along with a check against the DBS children's barred list (formerly known as a list 99 check).