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Teacher of Science

Hamilton School, Reading, Berkshire

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPR

Job summary

What do you want from a career in teaching?
What motivates you to support every young person in their learning and development?
What can you do to guarantee our children the future they deserve?

We are looking for an open-minded, curious, kind and inspirational Teacher of Science to work at Hamilton School, part of Maiden Erlegh Trust.

Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading catering for up to 64 students, aged 11-16 with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child through a therapeutic approach. This means that you would have to be a resilient character who is able to remain positive when dealing with challenging behaviour.

The school is currently going through a transition with a purpose-built new site due to be opened next year which will increase the maximum capacity and create a diverse and safe environment for children to progress in their learning.

Hamilton School has recently joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community”. The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured.

Applying for the job

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak all candidates who are interested in applying for this post will be asked to complete an online application form. We will not accept a paper copy. For those candidates shortlisted for interview this will be done virtually via video conferencing. Please apply by filling in the application form attached to this advert

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase
School size 34 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Hamilton School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org

About Hamilton School

Hamilton School is a SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading catering for up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP).

Hamilton School is part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust. Our Trust motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community” as our aim is that every school in our Trust, whilst espousing our values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured.

Our priorities for each school in our Trust are the education, well-being, happiness and personal development of every pupil/student in our community. Equally important is the professional development, support and encouragement of our talented teaching and support staff and our Local Advisory Board members and Trustees.

Each school which comes into the Trust takes on the goal to be “a school of opportunity, diversity and success for all”. This means that learners of all abilities and from all backgrounds make the most progress possible, gain the best possible qualifications/results and enjoy the challenges of learning at the highest level.

Hamilton School aims to:
•provide a safe environment in which all students are able to express their problems and learn appropriate strategies for dealing with them;
•meet its statutory obligation of providing a curriculum offer, which reflects that of mainstream education. The delivery will be modified to meet the needs of the individual students. All students have access to external accreditation and exams;
•operate within a caring and therapeutic ethos, thus developing a feeling of self-worth;
•treat students as functioning members of the Hamilton family and will work in partnership with parents/carers in the education of the student;
•assist students in developing an understanding of society through providing a comprehensive enrichment programme including developing skills for life, employability skills;
•develop emotionally and socially intelligent young people so as to equip each student with the skills required for success with their transition from Hamilton School to the world of work or College.

Arranging a visit to Hamilton School

Unfortunately visits to our school are limited at the moment, but if you would like to have an informal chat with our Headteacher, please email recruitment@maidenerleghtrust.org who can help organise this

School location

40 Christchurch Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7AY