Subject Leader English Department, Winnersh, Berkshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Forest SchoolWinnersh, Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UPS plus TLR1b £10251
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Forest School Academy Trust is seeking an experienced, dynamic, passionate English Teacher to lead our excellent English Department. The successful applicant will need to be committed and driven to lead this Department to becoming outstanding, whilst championing the subject.  The English Department is a dynamic team who work hard to teach lively and engaging lessons. The department consists of teachers, who share ideas and strive to help our students to ASPIRE; to be aspirational, safe, prepared, independent, respectful and excellent. 

Our committed, supportive team provides a stimulating learning experience for our students, with excellent outcomes; GCSE English results being 89% at Grade 4+ with 32% of students gaining a 7+ in 2018.

You must have:

  • High expectations, strong classroom management skills and good subject knowledge.
  • A vibrant personality and be prepared to continually develop your skills.
  • An excellent curriculum knowledge and be able to respond to deadlines and be able to support the professional development of staff. 

We are an established academy school with 860 students from year 7 to year 13. The main school is a single sex non-selective boy’s school, with a modern 6th form centre that is co-educational.  We have long tradition of sporting success and have close links with Reading Football Club, London Irish RFC, RAMS RFC and Ducklings to Dolphins Swimming Club. We are committed to the development of our staff and actively encourage CPD. 

Berkshire is a delightful and desirable place to live and work. Students attend from the towns of Wokingham, Reading and Bracknell, as well as from the outlying Berkshire villages.  The school sits near to junction 10 of the M4 and close to Winnersh train station which has direct links to Reading and London via the Waterloo line.

A job description and our application form can be downloaded from the ‘About us’ section on our website Please email applications to Paula Kingston at Please do not hesitate to contact should you require any further information. 

Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 24 April 2019.
Interviews will be held on: Friday 26th April 2019 .

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service clearance being received.

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More about Forest School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5NE, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 118 978 1626
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