Subject Leader of Science, Reading

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The Wren SchoolReading
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Start date: as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale/UPS plus competitive TLR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A unique opportunity for an extraordinary Subject Leader of Science to start as soon as possible

Are you looking to start or develop your teaching career in an innovative, creative and supportive environment?

Would you like to be part of a growing and thriving school that moved into brand-new, purpose built accommodation in September 2018? 

Do you believe in working in partnership with families and the local community to enable each child to aim high?  

Are you passionate about the importance of continuing professional learning?

Do you believe that each child’s journey of discovery should include learning life and academic skills in equal measure, preparing each child to thrive in our global society?   The Wren School does.

The Wren School - a six form entry 11 - 18 secondary Free School that opened in West Reading in September 2015 - currently caters for Year 7-11 students.  We are all excited that our sixth form will be opening in September 2020 with a wide range of key stage 5 option choices.  We pride ourselves on being a local school for the local community and our reputation is extremely positive.  We joined Excalibur Academies Trust on 1st February 2019 and have enjoyed the additional opportunities that being a member of a multi-academy trust provides.

We are delighted that in June 2018, in our first inspection, Ofsted considered The Wren School to be a ‘good’ school.  We are oversubscribed in Years 7, 8 and 9.  Our new site opened in September 2018 and offers a fantastic learning environment.  It is our ambition to create a happy and thriving school that will facilitate the growth and development of the community and we’re searching for exceptional people who will share our vision that:

Each child, regardless of background, will receive a world-class education and be nurtured, challenged and inspired to ‘aim high’.

Subject Leader of Science

Ready to take a significant career step, you will be a self-starter, with enthusiasm and ambition to help us to deliver this amazing project. Together with the senior leadership team, you will work to transform our curriculum vision and ambitious targets for student progress into reality. These are key roles where the opportunities for personal development and future career progression.

Our Key Stage 3 approach is a thematic one with an intention to achieve a smooth transition from Key stage 2.  We aim to develop skills for learning alongside the knowledge that will enable our learners to ‘aim high’ at GCSE and beyond.  Embarking on Year 9, which is a year of progression to GCSE, our students commence GCSEs in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science; potential option subjects deliver GCSE-style taster modules in order to facilitate option choices that commence part-way through the year.

If our vision and ethos match your own philosophy, then we hope you will be tempted to apply by downloading a recruitment pack and completing the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.  

Closing date for application is midday Monday 24th February 2020.    Completed applications should be emailed to  Suitable applicants may be invited to attend an interview prior to the closing date.

More about The Wren School
Address: Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2BB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 958 5128