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The Downs School is a coeducational, comprehensive school serving the scattered rural community of the Berkshire Downs and beyond. The location has good road links to Newbury, Reading, Didcot and Oxford - situated 10 minutes from the A34. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and are firmly committed to establishing first class standards and are proud of our achievements. Our expectations are high and this is reflected in our very successful academic record. The School was inspected in June 2013 under the new framework and was judged 'Outstanding'. The Downs School is a stimulating and friendly environment to work in and also offers an excellent established induction and CPD programme to support staff. Compton CE Primary School has been federated with The Downs School since July 2012.

All applications must be on the school application form and supported by a covering letter, addressed to the Headteacher, outlining suitability for the post. Please send your completed application form to Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager. Alternatively, you can email your completed application to: recruitment@thedownsschool.org.

Further details about the school and any advertised posts may be obtained by contacting Mrs N Kenyon, Personnel Manager. Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding

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The Downs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Head of Media

Closing Date: 27 February 2017
Proposed Start Date: September 2017
Salary: Main/Upper Scale Plus TLR 2a £2,640
Contract type: Full Time and Permanent

We are currently seeking an experienced Media teacher with ability to take on the responsibility of Head of Media or have the ambition and enthusiasm to do so with support.

You will be self-motivated, independent and have the ability to deliver quality teaching across the curriculum and at various levels such as GCSE, Btec and A Level. Media is a popular subject for students at The Downs School. The department has a main and secondary media suite, DSLR cameras for photography and filming, and uses the Adobe Creative Suite for production.

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Teacher of RE

Closing Date: 27 February 2017
Proposed Start Date: April 2017
Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Range
Contract type: Full Time and Temporary

We seek an enthusiastic Teacher of RE to join this outstanding and vibrant Department.

RE is taught as a compulsory subject at Key Stage 3 and 4, with an examined option at Key Stage 4 also, and is becoming increasing popular at Key Stage 5. The ability to teach A level is desirable.

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