Hawkedon Primary School

Creating Confident, Lifelong Learners

Hawkedon Primary School, Hawkedon Way, Lower Earley, Reading, Berkshire, RG6 3AP

0118 9667444


Our recruitment policy can be found within our school policies page here

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:

  • ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health
  • condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people


Hawkedon Primary School is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all of our staff. That’s why we’ve taken the Mental Health at Work Commitment and are currently delivering a programme of activities to ensure that everyone can have open and honest conversations about their wellbeing in the workplace and feel supported. We are committed to supporting our employees to fulfil their potential and perform at their best in work.

Why Work at Hawkedon Primary School?

Hawkedon is a wonderful place to work.  It is well resourced, has a supportive and friendly atmosphere and the most fantastic children.

Should you decide to work at the school, we will invest in you fully to ensure that you develop in whatever role you are in, and will provide you with an induction programme tailored to your needs.

If you are an Early Career Teacher you will receive a comprehensive programme of support from UCL and a trained mentor, who will guide you through your first 2 years of teaching.

Hawkedon is a large school that has a staffing structure that allows for promotional opportunities.  Many of the school's Heads of Year have progressed from class teacher roles and there are also opportunities for you to engage in further development such as National Professional Qualifications.


"Working at Hawkedon as an Early Careers Teacher has allowed me to thrive in a nurturing environment with a team of colleagues who value my opinion and support me with my journey of being a new teacher.  Our Hawkedon family has given me the confidence in my abilities and fosters a culture of ambition.  I have been very lucky to work at Hawkedon as my first school surrounded by friendly staff, children and parents and I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing how the rest of my journey here progresses." Hannah, ECT.