Teacher of Mathematics - Reading School
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: SCH/22/211532
  • Published: Thu 15/09/2022, 12:52 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 09/10/2022, 23:49 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,714 - £36,961 Per Year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading School, Berkshire

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Teacher of Mathematics - Reading School

Required for January 2023: Teacher of Mathematics - Permanent

The governors seek to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Mathematician to join our thriving Mathematics department from January 2023.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an excellent team in a school that is passionate about Mathematics as a subject. The Mathematics Department is a crucial element of our commitment to high performance. Almost 90% of students study Mathematics in the Sixth Form, Further Maths is our fifth biggest A Level subject, and typically a dozen students will succeed in Oxbridge applications each year in Maths related subjects.

Our students are exceptionally motivated, and they arrive at the School with a high level of ability, make sustained progress and come to love the subject.

Reading School is a selective boys’ state school located in central Reading. We have a clear educational philosophy and a deeply rooted commitment to social mobility.

In all we do we seek to nurture character and develop academic excellence, and we know that what we do really matters. More than 10% of our Year 7 students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and we are proud of the difference that we make.

All Key Stage 4 pupils’ study Higher GCSE Edexcel, with approximately 100 students also taking the OCR freestanding additional mathematics qualification. Years 7 and 8 follow the national curriculum with students given the opportunity to apply their knowledge through problem solving challenges.

We encourage all students to participate in the UKMT Mathematics Challenges and regularly have students qualifying for the follow-on rounds. This is made possible by our teachers providing an environment in which students are encouraged to think and to problem-solve creatively.

Our ideal candidate will have a genuine love of Maths and a commitment to making a difference to young people. They will nurture intellectual curiosity and stretch students to be the very best they can be.

The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Salary will be in line with teacher pay scales and will depend on experience.

Combining a distinguished heritage, a positive reputation for outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to high standards of pastoral care, at Reading School we aspire to be a school with excellence at the heart of everything we do.

We are situated 15 minutes walk from central Reading and close to transport links. Reading is a diverse place to live with arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the town.

We offer an exceptional all-round education enabling each student to realise his academic, cultural or sporting potential. A Selective Boys’ School, Reading School takes both day and boarding students. In 2022, the school was rated the Sunday Times South East State School of the Year and awarded 'outstanding' in the Boarding Ofsted Inspection in February 2020.

Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For full details of our Safer Recruitment process, please read our safeguarding – staff recruitment policy which is available on our website.

All applicants must complete a Teacher Application form and submit it to hr@reading-school.co.uk.

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: hr@reading-school.co.uk

The form can be found on our website along with an information pack that contains full details about the role.


Deadline for Applications: Sunday 9th October 2022


Interviews are anticipated to take place on Thursday 13 October 2022.

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