Teacher of English, Newbury, Berkshire

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The Downs SchoolNewbury, Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main/Upper Scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English

The Downs School, West Berkshire

Closing Date: 18 May 2018

Proposed Start Date: September 2018

Salary: Main/Upper Scale 

Contract type: Full Time and Temporary (Maternity Contract) 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an ‘outstanding‘ school and a highly successful English and Media Faculty. NQTs are welcome to apply and would have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in this innovative, vibrant and friendly faculty. More experienced teachers may like to apply for the role of Key Stage Leader.

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

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 93% A*- C grade at GCSE and English Language and Literature achieving red hot ALPS scores (2016)
  • 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 www.thedownsschool.org or by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager on 01635 270000 or nkenyon@thedownsschool.org

Please return your applications by 18 May 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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