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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 - £46,525 Per Year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Required for September 2024 - To cover a maternity leave. Experienced and Early Careers Teachers welcome to apply.

This is an excellent opportunity for a well-qualified, enthusiastic Chemistry Teacher to join a successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in Reading to cover a maternity leave for one year. Graded ‘Outstanding’ in its recent OFSTED inspection in November 2022, Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement.

Applicants need to be able to teach Chemistry throughout the school including A Level, and Science at KS3. The ability to teach a second Science subject at KS4 would be valuable, but not essential. Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement. There are large numbers of students who study Chemistry at A Level with many students going on to study Chemistry related subjects at university.

This position would suit a recently qualified teacher or more experienced teacher who is able to impart passion and enthusiasm for the subject to highly motivated, creative and engaging students. Kendrick School has a very good track record of developing ECTs and the successful candidate would be joining a supportive and experienced department. Sponsorship is available but applicants would be expected to have knowledge of GCSE and A Level education system.

The recent Ofsted report, November 2022 stated:

“Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary both in lessons and around the school. They respect and exemplify the values within the school pledge. Pupils love being here. Attendance is high, pupils are punctual, and lessons are free from any low-level disruption”.

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community. Benefits include a free Employee Assistance Programme, car parking, a contributory pension scheme, training and development and use of the swimming pool and sporting facilities.

What the school offers its staff

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website - https://www.kendrick.reading.sch.uk or obtained by emailing aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk.

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Amanda Emberson-Powney (aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk) to arrange.

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 22nd April 2024
Interviews: Thursday 25th April 2024

We reserve the right to close the application process early if a suitable candidate becomes available. Interviews will take place as applicants apply.

Kendrick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. Kendrick School is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Kendrick School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
865 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Kendrick School is an 11-18 selective girls’ school with academy status situated in the centre of Reading. Kendrick has an impressive record of the highest academic standards and achievements and is acknowledged as being one of the very best state schools in the country; it is a centre of excellence for girls’ education and an outstanding school. Year on year Kendrick has been acknowledged for being in the top 5% of schools in the country in terms of progress of students between KS2 and KS4, using the Progress 8 measure.

Arranging a visit to Kendrick School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email aemberson@kendrick.reading.sch.uk.

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