Permanent Teacher of English, Newbury, Berkshire

Closing date:

The Downs SchoolNewbury, Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: Sep
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Permanent Teacher of English

The Downs School, West Berkshire

Closing Date: 4 May 2018

Proposed Start Date: September 2018

Salary: Main/Upper Scale 

Contract type: Full Time and Permanent

The Downs School is immensely proud of the outstanding English and Media Faculty. The dedication of this inspiring faculty has been rewarded by consistently strong student results. This role offers the opportunity to teach Media if desired.

You will be self-motivated, independent and have the ability to deliver quality teaching. NQTs welcome to apply.  

We offer:

  • the opportunity to work in one of the most successful faculties within an ‘outstanding’ school
  • excellent support from colleagues and outstanding behaviour from students
  • highly motivated students, achieving 91% 4 - 9 at GCSE and A Level English Language and Literature achieving red hot ALPS scores (2017)
  • commitment to CPDL

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a highly successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is over 1200 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’. 

The Downs School is set on the beautiful Berkshire Downs and has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 10 minutes from the A34.

More information about the post and the school can be found on our web site or by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or

Please return your applications by Tuesday 8th May 2018 to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail 

The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.

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More about The Downs School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 270000
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