Key Stage 4 Leader, Reading

Closing date:New this week

The Wren SchoolReading
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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR2c (£6646)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A unique opportunity for an extraordinary Key Stage 4 Leader to start September 2019  

Are you looking to develop your teaching career in an innovative, creative and supportive environment?  

Would you like to be part of a growing and thriving school that moved into brand-new, purpose built accommodation in September 2018?  

Do you believe in working in partnership with families and the local community to enable each child to aim high?  Are you passionate about the importance of continuing professional learning?  

Do you believe that each child’s journey of discovery should include learning life and academic skills in equal measure, preparing each child to thrive in our global society?  

 The Wren School does.  

 The Wren School - a six form entry 11 - 18 secondary Free School that opened in West Reading in September 2015 - currently caters for Year 7-10 students. Our new site opened in September 2018 and offers a fantastic learning environment. It is our ambition to create a happy and thriving school that will facilitate the growth and development of our community and we’re searching for exceptional people who will share our vision that:  Each child, regardless of background, will receive a world-class education and be nurtured, challenged and inspired to ‘aim high’.  

 We are delighted that, in June 2018, in our first Ofsted inspection, we achieved a ‘Good’ rating. The report describes us as “a school that enables pupils to succeed”. We are certainly demonstrating that we are ‘a local school for the local community’; our reputation is extremely positive and we are a popular choice for local families. There are currently 587 students on role (168 in Year 7 and 8 (with waiting lists), 163 in Year 9 and 88 in Year 10). When full, we will have 1176 students in Years 7 – 13, with 168 students in each year group. Our first Year 12 students will commence their studies in September 2020.  

Key Stage 4 Leader 

We are looking to appoint an exceptional and ambitious teacher to lead Key Stage 4.  Successful candidates for this post will be characterised by high expectations, a passion for engaging learners and an ambition for The Wren School to be the best it can be.  The ability to teach either English, Mathematics, Science or Music/Drama would be an advantage.  You will bring knowledge and experience of working with KS4 coupled with a desire to be responsible for each of our KS4 learners. The work is undeniably challenging and necessitates applicants who are both determined and resilient but it is also the most rewarding and exciting project that most teachers will ever have the opportunity to participate in. To date, the school has been blessed by the high quality and enthusiasm of all appointees, who want to ensure that each of our students benefits from an exceptional allround education.   If our vision and ethos match your own philosophy, then we hope you will be tempted to apply by downloading a recruitment pack and completing the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.  

Closing date for application is midday Friday 22nd March 2019. Completed applications should be emailed to Interview date is Wednesday 27th March 2019.  

The Wren School Safeguarding Statement 

The Wren School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the students in its care, because “the welfare of the child is paramount” (Children Act 1989). 

The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy recognises the significant role played by school staff in supporting vulnerable students.  “Because of their day to day contact with individual children during the school terms, teachers and other school staff are particularly well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop” (Working Together under the Children Act 1989.) 

This policy applies to all students, staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to The Wren School, which recognises it is responsible for making referrals and not enquiries or investigations.  All of the aforementioned people have a duty to report any safeguarding concerns to the school’s designated person, who is the headteacher.

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More about The Wren School
Address: Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 958 5128