43 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or January 2025

  • Closing date

    31 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Citizenship, Psychology, Religious education, Social sciences

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

Recruitment and retention bonus worth up to £2,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Are you a highly skilled, creative and ambitious teacher of Social Science?
  • Are you able to teach a combination of Social Science, including Religious Studies and PSHCE?
  • Are you seeking your first teaching job or looking to move to a new school which will support your development and growth as a teacher?
  • Would you like to receive a recruitment and retention, worth up to £2,000?
  • Do you have a passion for teaching and a commitment to providing students an exceptional experience?
  • Do you want to join a team of dedicated, talented teachers in a well-resourced department where schemes of work and lesson resources are ready to use to help you deliver an exciting, challenging curriculum?
  • Do you believe in an inclusive environment where all learners can be successful?
  • Would you like to work in a school where “Leaders, including governors, value the work of staff and where new teachers speak highly of the support they are given”? (Ofsted June 2023)
  • Are you looking to work in a thriving and well-regarded school where staff well-being is central to all of our decision making.

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” then we would like to hear from you.

Waingels, a popular 11-18 school where students achieved above national average in all measures and was identified as “continuing to be good” in a recent OFSTED inspection, is seeking to appoint aTeacher of Social Sciencesto further enhance our provision.

This is an exciting opportunity for either a newly qualified teacher (ECT), or a more experience teacher seeking a new challenge or experience. We would consider full or part- time teachers.

The successful candidate will teacher a combination of subjects dependent on skills and experience across the range of subjects we offer at Key Stag 3 and 4, with an opportunity to teach KS5 for the appropriate person.

Religious Studies is taught alongside PSHCE to students in KS3 and 4 as part of our innovative and well regarded Beliefs and Life Curriculum. We also offer Psychology (KS4 & 5), Citizenship (KS4) and Criminology (KS5) and the ability to teach one or more of these subjects would be an advantage.

What the school offers its staff

Working with us offers you the opportunity to:

  • Join a “kind and caring school” where pupils “enjoy being part of the inclusive community” (OFSTED 2023) that aims to be an” exceptional school at the heart of our community”.
  • Be part of a forward thinking department with well resourced schemes of work and where teachers are encouraged to be innovative and try out a range of teaching styles.
  • Engage in excellent, personalized, professional development opportunities
  • Join a school where early finishes for parent consultation evenings and free tea and coffee every day are just some of the ways we ensure staff well-being is central to our decision making
  • Work in a school that has been designated a “Leading” school for Personal Development by Challenge Partners.
  • Work in a school where the values of Respect, Kindness, Pride and Resilience underpin all we do.

If you feel your value and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you to pursue and advance your career.

Our staff and students are proud of our school and we would be happy to welcome you if you would like to come and have a closer look. Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation about this exciting role. Please telephone the college on 0118 969 0336 or email the Headteacher’s Personal Assistant, Jane Jennings, onJenJJN@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk

Download an application pack from our websitewww.waingels.wokingham.sch.uk

We will review applications as they are submitted, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Waingels is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students.

Commitment to safeguarding

The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students

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About Waingels

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1376 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued, founded on respectful relationships for all. Our ethos and culture are values based. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community.

Arranging a visit to Waingels

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email JenJJN@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk.

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