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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    30 November 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 November 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

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

£25,714 - £41,604 Per Year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Applicants for this post should be proactive, well organised and keen to participate as a member of a team which relies on sharing innovative ideas.

The candidate should have good subject knowledge and a desire to bring their own plans and resources to bear in a lively classroom environment.

Our students follow the OCR GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language specifications, with everyone in the cohort expected to gain both qualifications.

The summer 2022 cohort achieved 75% Grades 9 to 7 in GCSE English Literature, and 81% Grades 9 to 7 in GCSE English Language.

We also have an enthusiastic group of around thirty A Level (OCR) English Literature students; the summer 2022 A Level cohort achieved a 100% A* to A record.

What the school offers its staff

We also maintain a number of other local and national partnerships, including projects with the BBC, the University of Aston, the English and Media Centre, RABBLE Theatre, Write Path and Igniting Writing, as well as networks with English and Literacy departments at schools in Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire and Woking.

Department colleagues work very closely with our excellent Learning Resource Centre team to stage an annual Book Festival featuring visiting authors and workshops, and support a number of thriving student-led literary clubs (including The Wordsmiths Guild, a podcasting club and a poetry club).

We would love our new colleague to contribute to the extra-curricular provision we offer, and welcome them indulging their own interests and specialities.

This is a successful department (rated as Outstanding by OFSTED in their last subject specific visit), and have the capacity and flexibility to offer an exciting opportunity to an eager applicant.

Commitment to safeguarding

Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and complete relevant pre-employment checks in line with our Safer Recruitment policy. Full details of our Safeguarding - Staff Recruitment Policy can be found on our website.

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About Reading School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1119 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Combining a distinguished heritage, a positive reputation for outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to high standards of pastoral care, at Reading School we aspire to be a school with excellence at the heart of everything we do. We are situated 15 minutes walk from central Reading and close to transport links. Reading is a diverse place to live with arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the town.

We offer an exceptional all-round education enabling each student to realise his academic, cultural or sporting potential. A Selective Boys’ School, Reading School takes both day and boarding students. In 2022, the school was rated the Sunday Times South East State School of the Year and awarded 'outstanding' in the Boarding Ofsted Inspection in February 2020.

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