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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 February 2023

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

£28,000 - £43,685 Per Year

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is a Permanent Full-time role. Pay scale dependent on experience with potential for TLR / responsibility allowance if combined with a leadership role. Anticipated start date of September 2023, with some flexibility if required.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Theology and Philosophy with excellent subject knowledge and the drive to challenge our committed and capable students.

The Theology and Philosophy department at Reading school consists of three subject specialists and is unique in its delivery of the AS level Religious Studies course to all students at KS4 (Y9-11) resulting in students obtaining the qualification by the end of year 11. The Department also offers Philosophy A level which is a popular subject in the sixth form with numerous students applying for Theology and Philosophy related degrees at top universities in the UK and the USA.

The Theology and Philosophy department prepares boys to be theologically and philosophically literate, and to be engaged young people who have the intellectual framework to reflect analytically, critically and hermeneutically – such that they can develop and confidently articulate an informed view on the important questions, whilst remaining open-minded and humble. This is underpinned by a ‘critical realist pedagogical approach’, to the subject and the knowledge that the Theology and Philosophy is intellectually challenging and enjoyable academic discipline. Our Theology & Philosophy department serves a diverse, inclusive and thoroughly modern community at Reading School and we believe that outstanding teaching of Religious Studies, Theology & Philosophy is essential to the formation and character of our students.

We are looking for a candidate who can inspire awe and wonder, engage students in life’s biggest questions and who possesses sufficient academic depth to enjoy teaching Religious Studies or Philosophy up to A-Level.

What the school offers its staff

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.

All applicants must complete a Teaching Staff Application Form and submit it to hr@reading-school.co.uk to be considered for shortlisting. 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and complete relevant pre-employment checks in line with our Safer Recruitment policy. Full details of our Safeguarding - Staff Recruitment 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
1119 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@reading-school.co.uk.

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