Head of Geography, Newbury, Berkshire

Closing date:

The Downs SchoolNewbury, Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Scale Plus TLR 2b £4,440 Plus R&R for the right candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


The Downs School, West Berkshire  

Closing Date: 15 July 2018 

Proposed Start Date: September 2018 or January 2019 

Salary: Main/Upper Scale Plus TLR 2b £4,440 Plus R&R for the right candidate 

Contract type: Full Time and Permanent  

We are currently seeking an experienced Geography teacher with the ability to take on the responsibility of Head of Geography or have the ambition and enthusiasm to do so with support from the Humanities Faculty.    

You will be self-motivated, independent and have the ability to deliver quality teaching across the curriculum at GCSE and A Level, AQA specification is taught for both.   Geography is a highly popular subject with students at both GCSE and A Level.  The Humanities faculty is ‘outstanding’ with results consistently exceeding national averages.  

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive, is a, ‘outstanding’, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire.  The roll is nearly 1200 with a well-established sixth form.  Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.  

The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 10 minutes from the A34. 

More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or nkenyon@thedownsschool.org 

Please return your applications by 15 July 2018 to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail recruitment@thedownsschool.org

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

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More about The Downs School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 270000
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