Subject Leader of Performance, Reading

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The Wren SchoolReading
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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2b (£4,983)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A unique opportunity for an extraordinary Subject Leader of Performance to start September 2019

Are you looking to start or 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.  We pride ourselves on being a local school for the local community and our reputation is extremely positive.  We joined Excalibur Academies Trust on 1st February this year and we are looking forward to the additional opportunities that being a member of a multi-academy trust will provide.

We are delighted that in June 2018, in our first inspection, Ofsted considered The Wren School to be a ‘good’ school.  We are oversubscribed in Year 7 and 8.  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 the 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’.

Subject Leader of Performance

Ready to take a significant career step, you will be a self-starter, with enthusiasm and ambition to help us to deliver this amazing project.  Together with the senior leadership team, you will work to transform our curriculum vision and ambitious targets for student progress into reality.  These are key roles where the opportunities for personal development and future career progression.  

Our Key Stage 3 approach is a thematic one with an intention to achieve a smooth transition from Key stage 2.  We aim to develop skills for learning alongside the knowledge that will enable our learners to ‘aim high’ at GCSE and beyond.  Embarking on Year 9 study, our students commence GCSEs in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Citizenship; potential option subjects deliver GCSE-style taster modules in order to facilitate option choices that commence part-way through the year.

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 Tuesday 23rd April 2019.  Completed applications should be emailed to  Suitable applicants may be invited for interview before the closing date.  

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