Head of English & Associate Senior Leadership Team Member, Reading

Closing date:Expiring today

Reading Girls' SchoolReading

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 1a £7,991 (to be reviewed annually)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of English & Associate Senior Leadership Team member  

Are you an aspiring leader looking to your first step into Senior Leadership?

If so, this is the professional development platform for you.   

Reading Girls’ School is ‘The best performing non selective school in Reading LA’ (Department for Education, 2017).  Our vision is that Reading Girls’ School is regarded by our local community as their secondary school of choice. Our 2017 GCSE examination results have improved again this academic year with a progress 8 figure of +0.25 and 11 of our students being in the top 30% nationally for English and Maths.  In addition, we exceeded national average for %9-5 English & Maths combined. Specifically, our English Progress 8 score was 0.61 and %9-5 was 65%.

Experience of highly effective curriculum development, teaching and learning will be essential.  We are looking for somebody who can provide outstanding leadership to ensure continued improvement in learning and progress for all areas of English.  

This role would suit someone who is looking to prepare their first steps into Senior leadership. This is not a tokenistic role. In addition to leading a department, you will lead on a specific area of school improvement pertinent to our 2018/19 plan to help you prepare for the next stage of your career. 

You will be someone who is committed to the development of a stimulating, differentiated and contextualised curriculum experience, enabling all students to achieve their full potential. The successful candidate will join a school that is committed to engage, inspire and motivate students in their learning to ensure they have the very best educational journey possible.

We are a partially selective, 11-16 secondary girls’ school, in south Reading. Our aim is a very clear one, which is to provide the best life-chances possible for every student. To that end, we challenge our students to the very edge of their academic capabilities whilst providing wrap-around support towards those goals.  We believe in the importance of stepping out of one’s comfort zone, in order to improve.

At Reading Girls’ School we have a strong commitment to high standards for students and staff.  We are a diverse and dynamic school with a reputation for providing a caring environment where students can succeed; our girls have a real enthusiasm for learning and take pride in their school. As a teaching team we are highly qualified and all share a passionate belief that every student in our school matters.

Reading Girls’ School is an Academy which is part of the successful Baylis Court Trust. In October 2016 we moved into our new school building which has provided us with a 21st century learning environment.

If you are a highly ambitious teacher and you feel you have the qualities to join the Principal in rapidly moving forward and you are committed to improving student life chances of students, would like to hear from you. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact Jane Clacey, PA to the Principal, on 0118 9861336 to arrange a time to come and meet us.

Completed application forms should be returned to jclacey@readinggirlsschool.net before the closing date of noon on Wednesday 23 May 2018.

Reading Girls’ School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for all posts.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Northumberland Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 7PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 986 1336
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