Teacher of English

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading, Reading


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £24,373 to £35,971

Job summary

Maiden Erlegh School in Reading currently requires a Teacher of English. We are an ambitious, over-subscribed 11-16 secondary school in an urban context which is as committed to the welfare of students and staff as it is our high quality education. Our school benefits from excellent, modern facilities and teaching spaces and we are very proud of our vibrant, diverse and engaging students who work hard and have high aspirations.

One of the privileges of joining our school is working with our dynamic, ambitious and positive students. Another privilege is joining our team of optimistic, talented and supportive colleagues, and particularly our very successful English team. All colleagues play a valuable role in developing our increasingly innovative English curriculum. You will have a passion for your subject and a passion for teaching, you will enjoy seeing young people grow in confidence in your subject and flourish personally. You will share our inclusive values of “opportunity, diversity and success for all” and you will have a willingness to develop your own practice in line with our ethos of continuous improvement.

Professional development is a strength here, thanks to our Teaching School. We offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part-time working and job-sharing.

The school is part of Maiden Erlegh Trust which offers a range of career opportunities in our vibrant and successful schools. We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff to middle and senior leadership posts and our can offer Specialist Leader of Education and school improvement opportunities to the right candidates.

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed so that you can meet us and see our facilities and how we work. Please email recruitment@maidenerleghschool.co.uk with your interest to visit.

Closing date: 9am, 17 January 2020

Interviews: to follow shortly

Due to the urgent nature to recruit for this role, we will interview suitable candidates as applications come in and we reserve the right to appoint for this post before the closing date.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts require an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

Experience of subject teaching

Employee benefits

Supported routes into middle and senior leadership, and opportunities for secondments at other of our Trusts schools

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 891 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Maiden Erlegh School in Reading website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org

About Maiden Erlegh School in Reading

School location

81 Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5SL