May 23, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
An enthusiastic and inspiring modern foreign language specialist with outstanding subject knowledge is required from September 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
In accordance with the School Pay Scale for Teachers. Range according to experience from £28,480 to £48,835 per annum.
Working Pattern
Full or part time • Required for September 2023
Closing Date
June 05, 2023


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.

An enthusiastic and inspiring modern foreign language specialist with outstanding subject knowledge is required from September 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to join this excellent department. You will teach at least one modern foreign language to A Level and ideally a second to GCSE.

In this role, your passion for the language and desire to inspire this in others will lend you to delivering lessons with a sense of energy and excitement, encouraging discussion and helping students to develop a passion for foreign languages.

The successful candidate will have energy, drive and great ideas – we welcome applications from experienced teachers of modern foreign languages, or ECTs. Our teachers actively encourage both class and individual study beyond the requirements of the curriculum. You will be expected to contribute to the co-curricular offerings of the department and wider life of the School, to which your energy, warmth and pastoral instincts will lend themselves.

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 email:

Closing date: 09:00 on Monday 5 June 2023

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 (which can be found on our website) 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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