The English Department at Reading School is currently staffed by eight subject specialists (some full time, some part time) and has a collaborative and supportive ethos with each colleague taking responsibility for the short term planning of their classes’ programmes of study.
Applicants for this post should be proactive, wellorganised and keen to participate as a member of a team which relies on sharing innovative ideas.
The candidate should have good subject knowledge and a desire to bring their own plans and resources to bear in a lively classroom environment.
Our students follow the OCR GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language specifications, with everyone in the cohort expected to gain both qualifications.
The summer 2022 cohort achieved 75% Grades 9 to 7 in GCSE English Literature, and 81% Grades 9 to 7 in GCSE English Language.
We also have an enthusiastic group of around thirty A Level (OCR) English Literature students; the summer 2022 A Level cohort achieved a 100% A* to A record.
We are closely involved with the University of Reading’s Secondary English Initial Teacher Training course, and the department has a track record of supporting new colleagues and fostering their professional interests.
We also maintain a number of other local and national partnerships, including projects with the BBC, the University of
Aston, the English and Media Centre, RABBLE Theatre, Write Path and Igniting Writing, as well as networks with English and Literacy departments at schools in Reading, Wokingham, West Berkshire and Woking.
Department colleagues work very closely with our excellent Learning Resource Centre team to stage an annual Book Festival featuring visiting authors and workshops, and support a number of thriving student-led literary clubs (including The Wordsmiths Guild, a podcasting club and a poetry club).
The school also has its own Poet Laureate, and an annual essay writing competition, both run by colleagues in the Department. We would love our new colleague to contribute to the extra-curricular provision we offer, and welcome them indulging their own interests and specialities.
This is a successful department (rated as Outstanding by OFSTED in their last subjectspecific visit), and have the capacity and flexibility to offer an exciting opportunity to an eager applicant.
We welcome enquiries, visits, and opportunities to talk with potential candidates who would like to learn more about us. To arrange a visit, please contact us on 0118 901 5600, or e-mail: email@example.com.
All applicants must complete a teacher application form and submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org The Headmaster, Mr AM Robson
Early application is advised as we hold the right to close the application process early if a suitable applicant applies and is appointed.
We will make every effort to ensure a recruitment decision is made before the end of October.
Safeguarding guidelines look to references being obtained prior to interview. Please ensure any referees who you are happy for us to contact before interview are aware that they may be asked to provide a reference with a relatively short deadline.
Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Full details of our Safeguarding - Staff Recruitment Policy and Data Policy can be found on our website - https://www.reading-school.co.uk
If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact: email@example.com