English Teacher (NQTs welcome), West Berkshire

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Kennet SchoolWest Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (£23,720 - £35,008) Competitive salary for the Berkshire Area
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

English Teacher  (NQTs welcome) 

MPS/UPS (£23,720 - £35,008) Competitive salary for the Berkshire Area

Are you a trainee teacher looking to secure your first teaching post? We offer the perfect environment for you to grow and develop as a teacher. We recognise that the learning curve continues once the training year is over and offer a bespoke three-year induction programme to newly qualified colleagues. Teachers on our NQT+ programme benefit from a minimum of 20% PPA time, no requirement to take a tutor group, and access to a range of high quality CPD and inset days informed by current research and pedagogy. Interviews will include a chance to meet with your NQT mentor and talk to some of our current NQTs.

This post is suitable for NQTs or more experienced teachers and we offer a range of development opportunities to teachers at all stages in their careers. If the successful candidate is an NQT then the contract will be from July 1st.   

In addition, we offer:

  • an open and collaborative community that trusts its teachers, equipping them with the skills and allowing them the freedom to act as valued professionals; 
  • outstanding facilities and resources; 
  • a range of personal benefits, including Cycle to Work Scheme, on site leisure centre and an active staff social committee;
  • rigid procedures for managing behaviour;
  • an Ofsted outstanding School that believes ‘better never stops’. 


For further insight into the English Department and Kennet School please view the following files on our website:

  • ‘A letter from our Headteacher’ (What We Believe)
  • ‘Letter to Applicants’ (Staff Benefits)
  • ‘Further Information about the Role’.


We would like you to be:

  • a clear communicator with strong values and sense of moral purpose;
  • able to teach English to Key Stage 4 in Language and Literature and to Key Stage 5 in either;
  • creative, forward thinking attitude & unapologetically passionate about your subject;
  • committed to working collaboratively as part of a team and across the school;
  • willing to think creatively and take risks in the classroom;
  • hard-working with excellent organisational skills.


How to Apply: The easiest way to apply is by accessing the role on www.TES.com and clicking the ‘Quick Apply’ button. Alternatively you can download our application form from the ‘Vacancies’ section of our website and send your completed document to office@kennetschool.co.uk 

The school’s successes are well documented, but we believe that it is most impressive when seen in action. We welcome enquiries and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Mr C Ellison, Deputy Headteacher (cellison@kennetschool.co.uk ) for more information.

Deadline: 9am on Monday, 18 March 2019 (we reserve the right to close and shortlist early, therefore early applications are encouraged). Candidates selected for interview will be informed by telephone soon after.

Interview Date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stoney Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 862 121
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