Teacher of English - Pastoral TLR, Reading, Berkshire

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John Madejski AcademyReading, Berkshire

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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Mainscale/Upper Payspine
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

OFSTED September 2017 - Effectiveness of Leadership and Management is Good; The Principal and her newly formed team .....  know exactly what to do to improve the school; Leaders know what they are doing; The conduct of pupils in lessons and around the school is generally good.   

This is an exciting time to join a young and vibrant English team that thrives on collaboration. Our newly appointed Director of English joins us from a successful London school, bringing huge experience, great vision and outstanding leadership.  All of us at the  Academy see it at our highest priority to improve the life chances of all students, and this informs everything we do.  Through delivery of a rich curriculum, we aim to inspire our students to understand the complexity of human  nature, as well as enable them to achieve beyond their potential. 

What we are looking for is a highly driven English specialist who engages in innovative practice and produces outstanding outcomes. We work within each other's strength and will support your own individual passion - be it Literature, Literacy, Knowledge Acquisition, Reading or other - and will support you in your own professional development.   

For candidates interested there is also the possibility of a Year Team Leader Post, attached to this role. 

What we can offer you is a dynamic department that is constantly engaging in dialogue around teaching and learning, a rigorous curriculum that prepares young students well to question the world around them and an Academy who has recently joined a highly successful Federation, bringing many opportunities for professional development. 

What we offer you
      · An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;

· A committed, hardworking and supportive team;

· 100% focus on improving outcomes for the students in our school;

· Students with a passion for learning;

· Recognition of previous school continuous service.

     We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded.  As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to:
      · Car Purchase scheme

· Healthcare plan

· Gym membership scheme

· Cycle to Work scheme

· Childcare vouchers

Why Work With Us

The White Horse Federation
     The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England.  At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to.  We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values.  We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the students and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities.  With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

If you are interested in applying please do so via the White Horse Federation Website (not using the TES application process) -   


where you will find a JD/PS, together with other relevant information.

If you wish to find out more about the school or wish to visit then please contact Andrea Ramsay, HR Manager at the email address given below or call 01189370221.

Interviews take place throughout the application process - so please apply asap.

John Madejski Academy/The White Horse Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.   References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

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More about John Madejski Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hartland Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 8AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9370200
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Letter from the Principal - Laura Ellener

John Madejski Academy is at the start of an exciting journey. After one year the school, under new leadership, has been removed from Special Measures and awarded a Good for Leadership and Management. By the t...