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Headteacher appointment at Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Andrew Johnson to the substantive post of Headteacher of Maiden Erlegh School in Reading from 1 January 2018. Mr Johnson has been appointed following a rigorous and wide-ranging recruitment process, going over two days.

Mr Johnson started working at Maiden Erlegh School in Earley in 2004 and has been immersed in our values and ethos ever since. Indeed, his dedication to the school and the community it serves shone through during the selection process, as did his commitment to the values and ethos of the Trust.  Mr Johnson’s career with us has seen him very successfully leading the Department of Religious Studies here and then taking on a range of whole school leadership roles, cementing his reputation as a senior leader. When we started the project to open a free school in East Reading, his contributions were invaluable. He spent time talking to the community, working with the Trust leadership on curriculum, staffing, buildings etc. When the school opened, he supported Dr Peter Thomas as Assistant and then Deputy Headteacher. Since January 2017, he has held the post of Acting Head of School. Maiden Erlegh Trust is fortunate to have such a talented and strong leader in our community to take the school forwards.

Mr Johnson has the full backing of the Local Advisory Board and the Trust and we are looking forward to working closely with him to ensure the school offers the very best provision for all and becomes the school of choice for local families. We are extremely confident that he will continue to deliver the excellent standards of leadership and education expected of a Maiden Erlegh Trust school. 

“It has been a privilege to be trusted in leading the development and establishing of a brand new school as Headteacher working with a fantastic staff team, enthusiastic students and supportive governors and parents I look forward to ensuring that Maiden Erlegh School in Reading is a place of opportunity and success for all.”

We should like to wish Mr Johnson every success in his new role.

Yours Sincerely


Nick Jones                                                         Mary Davies

Chair of Trustees                                            Executive Headteacher