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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    7 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    11 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000 to £41,333 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main Scale, Full time. Required for September 2024

Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre is a very popular, oversubscribed and successful school set in 28 acres of parkland in Caversham to the north of Reading.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, innovative and enthusiastic Teacher of Sociology to join an established Humanities team in a well-resourced, successful department. Government & Politics is taught at A-level and is a popular subject. Sociology is also taught within the department.

You should be a highly motivated and successful practitioner who is willing to contribute to all aspects of the school vision and the many enrichment activities that the department offers. We welcome applications from ECTs.

Why Highdown School?
• We are a Good School with many outstanding features which continues to rapidly improve
• We are committed to staff professional learning and leadership development for all staff, at all levels
• We provide highly regarded ECT induction and Coaching for Excellence programmes
• We have adopted a ‘Fair Workload Charter’
• Staff have subsidised access to Highdown Sport and Leisure facilities
• We are able to offer on-site accommodation for ECTs with competitive rent

What the school offers its staff

For details and an application form visit our website: www.highdown.reading.sch.uk

Please return your completed application form to Miss Nicci Burns, Headteacher’s PA, by email on hnb@highdown.reading.sch.uk

Closing date: Applications will be considered on receipt

Highdown School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

We are also trained in safer recruitment and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, ‘Prohibition from Teaching’ check and pre-interview online search.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1575 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Highdown was awarded academy status in 2010 and was judged to be a good school by Ofsted in April 2015.

Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre is a thriving school where all students are challenged to reach excellence every day.

Our most important resource is our staff. Therefore, we aim to create the conditions and culture within the academy that make Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre a rewarding place to work. We are committed to investing in staff professional learning and leadership development, taking action to rationalise workload, promote mental and physical health and wellbeing, and encourage collaboration and peer support.

Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, teaching and support staff (including temporary and supply staff), governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Arranging a visit to Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hnb@highdown.reading.sch.uk.

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