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Teacher of Physics

The Downs SchoolWest Berkshire

Teacher of Physics

The Downs School, West Berkshire

Closing Date: 25 April 2021

Proposed Start Date: September 2021

Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range (R&R Minimum of £3,000 for the right candidate)

Contract type: Full Time and permanent (Part Time will be considered)

We require a Physics Teacher to join our experienced and successful Science and Psychology Faculty. Experience of teaching KS5 is desirable.  NQTs are welcome to apply.

Our modern science building provides the perfect setting for imaginative and innovative teaching and learning.   Applications from newly qualified teachers will be welcomed as well as those from more experienced teachers.

Our school is passionate about science and this is reflected in the large number of students who opt for triple science at GCSE and Advanced level.   It is taught by an enthusiastic and highly committed team of teachers, ably supported by a team of technicians.  The Science Department is vibrant and full of personality with an emphasis on team work and mutual support, which enables members to develop their practice and adapt to the challenges of a developing curriculum.

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire.  The roll is over 1200 with a well-established sixth form.  Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.

The Downs School has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 10 minutes from the A34.

Visits to the school will be welcomed.

More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site or by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on

Please return your applications by 14 May 2021 to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

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