Teacher of Chemistry, Newbury, Berkshire

Closing date:

The Downs SchoolNewbury, Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: November/December 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Chemistry

The Downs School, West Berkshire

Closing Date: 28 October 2018

Proposed Start Date: November/December 2018

Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range

Contract type: Temporary Maternity Contract and Full Time (Part Time will be considered)

This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly successful Science Faculty as a Chemistry Teacher in our “outstanding school”. 

Our modern science building provides the perfect setting for imaginative and innovative teaching and learning.  Applications from newly qualified teachers will be welcomed as well as those from more experienced teachers. 

Our school is passionate about science and this is reflected in the large number of students who opt for triple science at GCSE and Advanced level. It is taught by an enthusiastic and highly committed team of teachers, ably supported by a team of technicians.  The Science Department is vibrant and full of personality with an emphasis on team work and mutual support, which enables members to develop their practice and adapt to the challenges of a developing curriculum. 

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a 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 has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford – situated just 10 minutes from the A34.

Visits to the school will be welcomed.

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

Please return your applications by 28 October 2018 to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager at the above address or e-mail recruitment@thedownsschool.org  

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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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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