Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of circa 800 pupils from ages 11 to 18. The School is located on a beautiful 46-acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.
The School employs more than 180 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical, and creative potential.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Design and Technology teacher to join us from January 2023 in this excellent department. You will teach at all stages of the School, including the AQA Design Technology GCSE course and the AQA 3D Product Design A Level syllabus.
The department has a reputation for excellence in teaching and learning and a record of examination success. During summer 2022, 70% of candidates achieved A or A* at A Level, whilst 84% of students gained at least a grade 7 at IGCSE level. Design and Technology is very well resourced and popular at the School.
As a member of the department you will be based in our new state-of-the-art Design Technology Centre, fitted with a metalwork shop, a polymer workshop (including a fleet of 3D printers, a CNC machine and a laser cutter), a woodwork shop and our 21st Century library, research and design facility.
You will contribute to the co-curricular offerings of the departments and the wider life of the School, to which your energy, warmth and pastoral instincts will lend themselves.
It is likely that you will hold a degree in Design Engineering or a strongly related discipline. Applications are welcome from NQTs and those completing their PGCE qualification.
Reading Blue Coat offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as a pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.
Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website or contact the HR department on 0118 933 5813 or via email.
Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.
We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.
Applications must be submitted to the email address above by application form and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.
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