Acting Head of Geography, Reading, Berkshire

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Leighton Park SchoolReading, Berkshire

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary will be competitive, but based on your skills and experience
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

HMC Co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 11-18.

Acting Head of Geography from September 2018

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic, highly motivated professional to lead our Geography Department from September 2018 in a supportive and team-orientated School. This role is for one academic year to cover a maternity leave. We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual who will contribute to the current teaching and learning strategies and develop their own teaching practice with our support.  

You will have a passion for Geography and will inspire and engage our students. You will actively assist in the further development of Geography within the School. You will lead a committed, hardworking and friendly department who work closely together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.  An ability to teach across the age range, including the IBDP will be expected. A willingness to participate in extra-curricular activities is essential.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Founded on Quaker values, Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere where we aim to inspire and support each student to prepare for their future by reaching their potential academically and personally. We aim to appoint a candidate who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

Applications are welcomed from experienced practitioners including those looking for positions with additional responsibility. To apply, please complete the attached application form or download an application pack from our website and email it to If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Closing date for this position is:  Midday, Friday 20th April 2018

Interviews will be held during week commencing:  23rd April 2018

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More about Leighton Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Quaker
Address: Shinfield Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7ED, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 987 9600
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Leighton Park School is a successful, forward looking independent (HMC) day and boarding school for approximately 480 pupils aged 11-18. Set in more than 60 acres of magnificent parkland, the school has a Quaker heritage, balancing commitment to acad...