Head of Chemistry, Reading

Closing date:

Leighton Park SchoolReading

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020, but could be earlier for the right candidate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary is competitive, but will depend on your skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

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

Head of Chemistry

By September 2020 at the latest

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated professional to join our department by September 2020 at the latest in a supportive and team-orientated School.  As well as being an excellent classroom practitioner you should also be able to demonstrate a proven commitment to raising levels of student achievement. Our Chemistry Department is an energetic and exciting environment. It has grown in strength with the current team and we are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual who will lead the department’s current teaching and learning strategies and develop their own teaching practice with our support.  

Our next Head of Chemistry will be passionate about their subject, inspire and engage our students and actively lead the further development of Chemistry within the School. You will join a committed, hardworking and friendly department who work closely together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. The ability to teach across the range of Key Stages, including Sixth Form and IBDP is desirable.  Your confident ability to use ICT in the teaching of Chemistry is essential.  Applications are welcomed from experienced practitioners particularly those looking for positions with additional responsibility. A willingness to participate in the extra-curricular life of our school is also required.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere that creates achievement with values, character and community.  Founded on Quaker principles, we seek to inspire each student to fulfill their academic and personal potential and be reflective, purposeful adults.  We appoint candidates who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

The School offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits.  Accommodation may be available.

To apply, please complete the attached application form or download an application pack from our website and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Closing date for applications: Midday, 24th February 2020

Interviews will be held shortly after.

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.



More about Leighton Park School
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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. View in Google Maps
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...