Head of Upper Seniors (Years 9 to 11), Reading

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

St Joseph's CollegeReading

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We require an inspirational and forward-thinking full time teacher to be the Head of Upper Seniors (Years 9 to 11). You will play a key and prominent role in the pastoral life of the Senior School, taking responsibility for the personal development, progress, welfare, care and support of all pupils in Years 9 to 11. You will also teach approximately two-thirds of a timetable of any academic subject relevant to our curriculum.

This is an exciting time to become part of our dynamic team. Situated in the heart of Reading, St Joseph’s College is the leading independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Berkshire. In November 2015 it was named Independent School of the Year, in July 2016 it won the Outstanding Progress Award in the independent sector at the Education Business Awards and in November 2016 it received the Outstanding Leadership Team award at the Leadership Awards. It was shortlisted for the Wellbeing Initiative of the Year Award, one of the categories of the 2019 TES Independent School Awards, and the Headmaster has been shortlisted for the i25 Award.

For us, success is about more than just exam results or awards. We celebrate each pupil as an individual, and aspire for them to leave St Joseph’s as mature and confident citizens, ready to tackle life head on with energy and vigour.

You will combine an inspiring approach to teaching with excellent communication skills and a commitment to promoting high standards. You will be fully supportive of the College Catholic tradition and expected to contribute to the full life of the School.

For further details about the school please visit our website http://www.sjcr.org.uk or contact the Headmaster’s PA.

Applicants for this post need to complete the application form and return it together with a covering letter to recruitment@sjcr.org.uk  or alternatively sent by post to Mrs Gravenor, Headmaster’s PA, St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5JT. Electronic application is encouraged and preferred.  

Closing date: 12pm, Monday 25 March 2019

Interview Date:  Monday 1 April 2019

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



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: 64 Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 966 1000
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