Head of Science, Reading

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Reading Girls' SchoolReading
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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS TLR1a (£7,991 reviewed annually)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We seek to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and influential Head of Science (a specialism in Chemistry or Physics would be advantageous), who will inspire and lead a relatively new department, to provide excellent outcomes for students at Key stage 3 and 4. GCSE Science Triple outcomes in 2017 were 100% A* - C in Biology, 97% A* - C in Chemistry, 92% A* - C in Physics, 38% A* - C in Core Science and 44% A* - C in Additional Science. 

Experience of highly effective curriculum development, teaching and learning will be essential. We are looking for somebody who can provide outstanding leadership to ensure continued improvement in learning and progress for all areas of Science. This role would suit someone who is looking to make a step into middle leadership, or to build upon a successful career so far at this level. This is an exciting opportunity to mould and develop a relatively new department. You will be someone who is committed to the development of a stimulating, differentiated and contextualised curriculum, enabling all students to achieve their full potential. The successful candidate will join a school that is committed to engage, inspire and motivate students in their learning to ensure they have the very best educational journey possible. 

We are a partially selective, 11-16 secondary girls’ school, in south Reading. Our aim is a very clear one which is to provide the best life-chances possible for every student. To that end, we challenge our students to the very edge of their academic capabilities whilst providing wrap-around support towards those goals. We believe in the importance of stepping out of one’s comfort zone, in order to improve. 

At Reading Girls’ School we have a strong commitment to high standards for students and staff. We are a diverse and dynamic school with a reputation for providing a caring environment where students can succeed; our girls have a real enthusiasm for learning and take pride in their school. As a teaching team we are highly qualified and all share a passionate belief that every student in our school matters. 

Our vision is that Reading Girls’ School is regarded by our local community as their secondary school of choice. Our recent GCSE examination results have improved again this academic year. The Department for Education has highlighted Reading Girls’ School as ‘ the best performing school in Reading LA (2017) .

Reading Girls School is an Academy which is part of the successful Baylis Court Trust. In October 2016 we moved into our new school building which has provided us with a 21 st century learning environment. 

If you are a highly ambitious teacher and you feel you have the qualities to join the Principal in rapidly moving forward and you are committed to improving student life chances of students, would like to hear from you. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact Jane Clacey, PA to the Principal, on 0118 9861336 to arrange a time to come and meet us. 

Completed application forms should be returned to jclacey@readinggirlsschool.net before the closing date of noon on Monday 5 February with interviews held the week commencing Monday 5 February 2018 .

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More about Reading Girls' School
Address: Northumberland Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 986 1336