Cranbury College

Lead Primary Teacher

  • 1.0FTE
  • MPR + SEN min

Our school is looking for an experienced, passionate educator to fill the full-time role of Lead Primary Teacher based at our Primary site (College Road). This is a challenging but very rewarding role supporting some of the most vulnerable pupils in Reading.  You will be collaborating with a team of teachers, administrators, and parents to ensure that our students receive the best education we can provide.

Key responsibilities include designing effective curriculums, assessing lesson plans, implementing innovative teaching methods, and supporting less experienced teachers in their various roles. To be successful as a lead teacher, you should be someone with a deep understanding of what it takes to teach students effectively. Top candidates will also be excellent leaders and mentors, able to use their knowledge to raise fellow teachers up and make lasting improvements to the school's educational processes. The ability to make the role your own and build strong relationships is essential.

We are a multi-site organisation which includes our College Road Site – Primary and Cranbury Road Site – Secondary. We have an Outreach Behaviour Support Team, offer medical tuition and have a Hospital Teaching Service based at Royal Berkshire Hospital.  

Cranbury College is a Pupil Referral Unit and Alternative Education provision for young people in the Reading area.  Our young people range from 5-16 years old.  We support learners recovering from the trauma of permanent exclusion, those that unintentionally exclude themselves from education and children who cannot access school for medical reasons. At Cranbury College, we believe in a therapeutic and trauma-informed approach to understanding behaviours in and out of the classroom.  We believe in educational equity for all learners.

Staff responses when asked ‘What are the school’s greatest strengths?’

  • ‘Safeguarding and welfare of students’
  • ‘Compassion, empathy and enthusiasm’ 
  • ‘Teamwork’
  • ‘Flexible, creative and personalised approaches for all’ 
  • ‘Outstanding outcomes for young people’

Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to developing a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative community of highly effective schools that deliver excellent education opportunities for the children and young people of the communities we serve.  Through our work we will ensure that our children are equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to deal with the demands of an ever-changing world.  Our schools will continue to excel at bring out the best in students of all abilities by placing our young learners at the heart of what we do and working in close partnership with parents and the communities we serve.  The Trust currently comprises 7 schools in the local area, with a variety of settings including primary, secondary, special and a PRU.  As a Trust, we encourage professional development at all levels through the use of cross Trust networks to share best practice and ideas.  We also actively encourage the promotion of staff to different roles within the Trust and to different settings in line with their career aspirations.  Click Work @ Maiden Erlegh Trust to find out more information about why you should work for Maiden Erlegh Trust and to read testimonials from existing staff.

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.