Teacher of English (with responsibility for Literacy), Reading

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Highdown School and Sixth Form CentreReading

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR 2.2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre is a very popular, oversubscribed and successful school set in 32 acres of parkland in Caversham to the north of Reading.

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, innovative and enthusiastic Teacher of English with key responsibility for literacy across the department. You will have a passion for English, a proven track record in producing excellent subject results and student outcomes and a commitment to raising achievement. The English Department strives to stay at the forefront of research to support the upward trend in results.

Why Highdown School?

  • We are a Good School with many outstanding features [Ofsted, 2015] which continues to rapidly improve 
  • We are committed to staff professional learning and leadership development for all staff, at all levels 
  • We provide highly regarded NQT induction and Coaching for Excellence programmes 
  • We have adopted a ‘Fair Workload Charter’ 
  • Staff benefit from being members of the PiXL Club and the Princes Teaching Institute 
  • Staff have subsidised access to Highdown Sport and Leisure facilities.

We are on a journey to becoming a ‘regional centre of excellence’. Why not join us?  

For details and an application form visit our website: www.highdown.reading.sch.uk 

Please return your completed application form to Miss Nicci Burns, Headteacher’s PA, in the post or by email on hnb@highdown.reading.sch.uk 

Highdown School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are also trained in safer recruitment and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and a ‘Prohibition from Teaching’ check. 

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More about Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Surley Row, Emmer Green, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 8LR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9015800
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Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre is located in Caversham, Reading. It is a mixed, mainstream secondary school that caters for students aged 11-18. Supported by the local education authority, this comprehensive school has approximately 1,250 stud...