Teacher of Science, West Berkshire

Expiring soon

The Downs SchoolWest Berkshire

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

Teacher of Science

Closing Date: 23 April 2019

Proposed Start Date: September 2019

Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range

Contract type: Temporary, Maternity Contract, Full Time 

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 teamwork and mutual support, which enables members to develop their practice and adapt to the challenges of a developing curriculum. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join this successful and committed faculty, where you will benefit from:

  • your own classroom
  • a team of highly skilled technicians
  • an experienced and supportive team
  • students who are engaged and want to learn
  • a new science building (2013)

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’.  Visits to the school will be welcomed.

The Downs School 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 23 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 through 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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