Teacher of RE, West Berkshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Downs SchoolWest Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of RE

Closing Date: 27 April 2019

Proposed Start Date: September 2019

Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range

Contract type: Full Time and Permanent

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of RE to join this outstanding and vibrant Department. This position offers the possibility of additional responsibility should this be of interest, however we would still welcome applications from NQTs.  The Downs is committed to the professional development of staff and puts learning and teaching at the heart of its ethos.   

At KS3 students are taught in mixed ability groups and follow the West Berkshire agreed syllabus.

At KS4, students who choose to take GCSE RE all follow the OCR Religious Studies syllabus, with all KS4 students taking Core RE.  Results are consistently outstanding and well above the national average.  At KS5 students follow the AQA Religious Studies course attaining excellent results.  

We are looking for professionals with:

  • evidence of excellent classroom practice 
  • high expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour 
  • evidence of ability to enthuse and motivate pupils 
  • good organisation and communication skills 

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 27 April 2019 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 though the DBS and provide evidence that they have a right to work in the UK.


More about The Downs School
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. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1635 270000
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