Hawkedon Primary School

Creating Confident, Lifelong Learners

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

0118 9667444



Hawkedon School is the largest Primary School in the affluent area of Wokingham. As part of the Schools’ Learning Alliance, all staff have excellent opportunities to work across a range of like-minded schools.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious teacher who wants to join a thriving school team and can demonstrate attributes to motivate and inspire young people to exceed their potential.  The Governing Body are committed to growing all members of staff and provide many opportunities for promotion and development.  We have strong links with other schools and the local university.  In addition to being part of the Schools’ Learning Alliance, Hawkedon is part of a group of schools which form the Future Thinking Partnership.  This Partnership offers excellent professional development and support for our staff. 

To arrange a visit or request an application please contact apeacock@hawkedon.wokingham.sch.uk.  Application forms can also be downloaded from the school website here.

Closing date Friday 7th February 2020

Hawkedon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be DBS checked and need two strong references.


Full time salary range £18,795 - £19,171pa (actual salary will be adjusted to take into account term time only contract and hours worked per week)

Hawkedon Primary School is a highly successful school with a reputation for developing skills, talent and an inspirational level of excellence for everyone. The school is three form entry and offers a modern learning environment with state of the art facilities.

We are seeking to appoint calm and resourceful individuals to undertake general LSA duties.  The ideal candidate would be somebody who has the appropriate personal characteristics, experience, knowledge and skills in order that they can provide flexible support to children in either KS1 or KS2.

This is a great opportunity for GAP YEAR GRADUATES to work in a rewarding environment and particularly those wishing to pursue teaching as a career.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have some experience of working with children
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Show initiative but be a flexible team player
  • Be resilient and have a solution-focused approach
  • Experience of behaviour management and/or interventions would advantageous

We welcome visits to the school – please contact the school office on 0118 9667444.  Application forms can be downloaded  here or by e-mail request to apeacock@hawkedon.wokingham.sch.uk.

Closing date for applications is Friday 31st January 2020

Hawkedon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be DBS checked and need two strong references.

Why Work at Hawkedon Primary School?

Hawkedon is a fantastic 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, the school will invest in you fully to ensure that you develop in whatever role you are in.  The school is a member of the Future Thinking Partnership, an alliance of schools who organise training and development for all staff.  For example, as NQT, in year 1 you will attend the NQT programme, in year 2 you can enrol on the Good to Outstanding Teacher Programme, and in year 3 you can enrol on leadership training with John Samuals or Andy Hind.

Hawkedon is a large school that has a staffing structure that allows for promotional opportunities. Many of the school's Heads of Year are 3 or 4 years in to their teaching careers.  All LSAs new to the school are given a thorough induction and placed on an internal training programme in addition to attending external training with the FTP or Mullbury College.

“Teaching at Hawkedon Primary School is fantastic. I am surrounded by incredibly friendly staff that are all very supportive of my development as an NQT. I am encouraged to be as creative and expressive as possible and I have been given opportunities to follow my passion for sport. I feel I have developed so much already and I am thoroughly looking forward to an exciting future here.”  A Gillard NQT

"Being an NQT at Hawkedon I have been very well supported. I work within a fantastic year two team who are so friendly and always there to help and that is the beauty of Hawkedon because it is such a big school there are so many kind and caring people who are all willing to help. In Hawkedon there is a special, unique buzz of excitement (from both children and adults). Our main priority is to ensure that the children are happy and safe but we will have some fun along the way!" C Evans NQT


Last update: 2020-01-22