9 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685 Per Year

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented Mathematician to join our thriving Mathematics department from September 2023.

You will be joining a team who are passionate about Mathematics as a subject. The Mathematics Department is a crucial element of our commitment to high performance. Our students are exceptionally motivated and they arrive at the School with a high level of ability. Almost 90% of students study Mathematics in the Sixth Form, Further Maths is our fifth biggest A Level subject, and typically a dozen students will succeed in Oxbridge applications each year in Maths related subjects.

All Key Stage 4 pupils’ study Higher GCSE Edexcel, with approximately 100 students also taking the OCR freestanding additional mathematics qualification. Years 7 and 8 follow the national curriculum with students given the opportunity to apply their knowledge through problem solving challenges.

We encourage all students to participate in the UKMT Mathematics Challenges and regularly have students qualifying for the follow-on rounds. This is made possible by our teachers providing an environment in which students are encouraged to think and to problem-solve creatively.

Our ideal candidate will have a genuine love of Maths and a commitment to making a difference to young people. They will nurture intellectual curiosity and stretch students to be the very best they can be.

At Reading School, we have a clear educational philosophy and a deeply rooted commitment to social mobility. In all we do we seek to nurture character and develop academic excellence, and we know that what we do really matters. More than 10% of our Year 7 students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and we are proud of the difference that we make.

What the school offers its staff

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.

Deadline for Applications: 9.00am, Monday 6 February 2023

All applicants must complete a Teaching Staff Application Form and submit it to hr@reading-school.co.uk. Application Form and full information pack can be found on our website.

Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Full details of our Safeguarding - Staff Recruitment Policy and Data 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
1104 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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