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  • Job start date

    28 February 2023

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685 Per Year

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a part time Music Teacher to cover a Maternity leave for end of February 2023 to at least December 2023.

0.5 - 0.6 FTE – Flexibility around hours available.

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.

Required for end of February 2023, a well-qualified and enthusiastic Music Teacher to cover a maternity leave, at this successful 11-18 girls’ grammar school in Reading. Kendrick School is a centre of academic excellence with a track record of high performance and achievement. Applicants need to be able to teach Music to at least GSCE level, but preferably to A Level.

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”

Music plays an important role in the life of Kendrick. Approximately 70% of students learn an instrument privately, at school, or with Berkshire Maestros. Central to the work of everyone in the Music Department is a desire to encourage students to give their very best at whatever level they can achieve.

What the school offers its staff

The result is a large number of students involved in musical activities of one kind or another and of a very high quality, culminating in the almost professional standards of some of the most able students.

An opportunity is also available for a more experienced teacher ready to take on a key departmental leadership position within this role.

Kendrick School is a welcoming, inclusive and happy community, with students who are engaging, cooperative and eager to learn. Benefits include free car parking, a contributory pension scheme, training and development and use of the swimming pool and sporting facilities.

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

Closing date: 9am Friday 3rd February 2023 (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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