Second in Charge of Science, Reading

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Reading Girls' SchoolReading

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS TLR 2a £2,667
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

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 recent 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.

We seek to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and aspiring second in charge of Science, who will inspire and support in leading a new department, to provide excellent outcomes for students at Key Stage 3 & 4.

This role would suit someone who is an aspiring subject leader. The success candidate will receive tailored support in their role, which will also include;

  ● Subject specialism support from their SLT link who will take full accountability for the outcomes of the English department 

 ● A fortnightly Leadership and Management training programme tailed to develop you as a subject leader at Reading Girls’ School, including; data analysis, specification and exam board interpretation and curriculum design

The schools intention, in time, would be to withdraw SLT involvement when you are ready to move into Head of Department role. 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.

Within a year, Reading Girls’ School, has built a strong foundation with further educational providers within Reading, including;

  ● Kendrick School, where 18 of our girls, last year, went to continue their further education

 ● Maiden Erlegh School, enabling our girls’ to further their education 

 ● The University of Reading, where students from the UoR provide one - to - one support for our students in year 11 and 10

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. 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.

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.

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 Monday 30 April with interviews held the week commencing Monday 7 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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