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Teacher of Science

The WREN School, Reading, Berkshire

Job details

Job role
Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,371 to £40,489

Job summary

"Each child, regardless of background, will receive a world-class education and be nurtured, challenged and inspired to aim high."

Curriculum: in line with the whole school thematic curriculum, to work with the subject leader to develop, deliver and evaluate an appropriate, high quality and personalised curriculum programme suited to the abilities and aspirations of all students; keeping up-to-date with national developments.

Teaching and Learning: to support students to make continual progress within a positive learning environment.

Assessment and Recording: to ensure that both formative and summative assessment of student progress is accurate and informs future learning whilst keeping students and parents/carers up to date with current progress and next steps.

Student personal development and well-being: to promote high standards of personal conduct and behaviour so that effective learning can take place through the effective application of school and national policy. Also, to contribute to our extensive extra-curricular programme.

Additionally, to undertake any further duties as outlined by the headteacher provided that they are reasonable and appropriate.

Employee benefits

Extensive CPL programme.
Commitment and consideration of staff well being.

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
772 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
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About The WREN School

The Wren School opened its doors to 73 students in 2015, with the vision that " Each child, regardless of background, will receive a world-class education and be nurtured, challenged and inspired to aim high". Five years later, we are the secondary school of choice in West Reading, with places hugely over-subscribed, and with modern high-quality facilities.

The Wren is a free school founded by a parent proposer group, formed to serve the families of Central West Reading. Reading has consistently been one of the most popular places to move to in recent years, and with hundreds of houses and apartments being built in the town centre, close to future Crossrail links, the demand for school places is growing all the time. However, the only schools located in the centre of the town are selective, necessitating many children to travel out to the suburbs, or even beyond the borough, to access secondary school education. Although the Wren is located near to other secondaries, we stand out due to our nurturing ethos, our thematic curriculum in KS3 and transition support from KS2, our high level of curriculum resources, especially for the Arts, and our enthusiastic and caring staff.

Having experienced such a challenging and rapid journey of expansion, change, burst in popularity and building work over the initial years as a stand-alone school, we joined Excalibur Academies Trust a year ago, to help us to continue to strive to provide a world-class education to our children, in a collaborative partnership which allows us to draw upon their expertise, whilst still ensuring our unique identity and approach. Our first cohort from 2015 are due to complete their GCSEs this year, whereupon we will embark on the next big project - the sixth form. We are looking for extraordinary teachers to help the school move forward through this and the remaining growth projects, supporting the values that so many parents have been attracted to, and to help us into the new era of becoming an established, happy and safe school for all our students and staff for many years to come.

School location

61-63 Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2BB

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