Head of Classics, Sonning-on-Thames

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Reading Blue Coat SchoolSonning-on-Thames

Date posted:
Start date: Required from September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school of 490 boys aged 11 – 16, with a further 270 students in the co-educational Sixth Form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the river Thames.

The School employs over 160 staff and offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical and creative potential.

An enthusiastic and inspiring Classics & Latin specialist with outstanding subject knowledge is required from September 2018 to lead this department. Latin is offered as an optional subject from Year 8. An appreciation of Latin and ancient history is fostered through engaging teaching and enjoyable co-curricular experiences. The OCR syllabus is followed from Year 10 with 100% pass rate at GCSE. Year 12 pupils follow the subjects as part of their enrichment programme.

You will also be expected to contribute to the co-curricular offerings of the department and the wider life of the School, to which your energy, warmth and pastoral instincts will lend themselves. 

You will hold a relevant honours degree (preferably in Classics). 

The School provides a stimulating and vibrant environment in which to teach, and you will join a highly committed and enthusiastic academic team. 

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience. 

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: www.rbcs.org.uk/vacancies or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: noon on Monday 26 February 2018.

Interviews will be held during the week of 5 March 2018.

Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application and including your CV or School application form to recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please • www.rbcs.org.uk



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holme Park, Sonning-on-thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9441005
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SCHOOL PROFILE

Reading Blue Coat School (RBCS) is a leading independent day school with 760 pupils. Boys aged 11 – 18 and girls aged 16 - 18. The School was founded in 1646 by Richard Aldworth, a merchant of The Skinners’ Company and a Governor of Ch...