Director of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Reading

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The Abbey School ReadingReading

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary reflecting qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Required: September 2020

Salary : Competitive salary reflecting qualifications and experience;

This is an excellent opportunity for an inspirational and dynamic educator to join and lead a highly successful team supporting bright, well-motivated International Baccalaureate Diploma students. Abbey students regularly go on to study at Oxford, Cambridge and top international universities after following the International Baccalaureate course. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of the IB in general and the Diploma Programme in particular. She/he will have the experience or the potential to be a capable and energising leader and will continue to build the profile and quality of the school’s outstanding Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma Coordinator should expect to teach one or more subjects at Higher Level and possibly throughout the school.

 The Abbey School is an independent GSA day school for girls which enjoys an enviable reputation of academic excellence, a rich history, a caring pastoral environment and a wide breadth of extra-curricular activity. With exceptionally high ratings in the national league tables and a thriving International Baccalaureate diploma programme, The Abbey School is the only independent school in the Berkshire area to offer such outstanding opportunities to academically able girls.  The girls themselves are motivated, enthusiastic and co-operative and there is a happy, purposeful atmosphere to the school. This is evidenced in the recent ISI Inspection Report in which The Abbey received the very highest ratings in every category.

The staff at The Abbey School form a strong and professional community of highly skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic people.  The governors and management team are committed to supporting the continuing development of its staff and maintain a good working environment with the necessary policies and procedures in place to support this. We recruit only the highest calibre staff who form a strong, professional community of highly skilled and dedicated people. We seek to provide opportunities for all employees to reach their full potential for the mutual benefit of the individual and the whole School.

Equal Opportunities

The Abbey School aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of qualifications and abilities, talent, personal qualities, skills and potential.  The Abbey School welcomes applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and personal circumstances.  A detailed Equal Opportunities policy is available on request.

To find out more about our lively and well-resourced school and for a full job description please visit our website www.theabbey.co.uk on the work for us tab.

Interviews will only be arranged following our receipt of a completed application form.

Please apply via the Abbey Careers Portal completing an  application form, uploading your CV and covering letter

Closing Date for Applications:  9am GMT Monday 24 February. Early application is encouraged as we may interview before the closing date.


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.




More about The Abbey School Reading
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: 17 Kendrick Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5DZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 9872256
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The Abbey is a vibrant and welcoming community of almost 1,070 girls aged 3-18 years. Academic excellence is achieved in an environment that is diverse, inclusive and energetic, while an exceptional extra-curricular programme enables girls to develop...