Teacher of English, Reading

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Reading Girls' SchoolReading

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

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 are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspirational Teacher of English.  The ideal candidate will be an ambitions professional with the ability to teach English at KS3 and KS4. The successful candidate will join a school that is committed to engage, inspire and motivate students in their learning to ensure that they have the very best educational journey possible. Applications from NQTs are welcomed. 

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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