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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 Geography

Closing Date: 14th May 2017
Proposed Start Date: September 2017
Salary: Main/Upper Scale Plus TLR 2b £4,396
Contract type: Full Time and Permanent

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

You will be self-motivated, independent and have the ability to deliver quality teaching across the curriculum at GCSE and A Level, AQA specification is taught for both. Geography is a highly popular subject with students at both GCSE and A Level. The Humanities faculty is ‘outstanding’ with results consistently exceeding national averages.

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Head of Design Technology

Closing Date: 10th May 2017
Proposed Start Date: September 2017
Salary: Main/Upper Scale Plus TLR 2b £4,396
Contract type: Full Time and Permanent

We are seeking to appoint a passionate, talented, experienced and outstanding technology teacher to lead our Design Technology Department, part of the Design Arts Faculty.

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You will be self-motivated, independent and have the ability to deliver quality teaching across the curriculum at GCSE and A Level, AQA specification is taught for both.

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Teacher of Design Technology

Closing Date: 10th May 2017
Proposed Start Date: September 2017
Salary: Main/Upper Scale
Contract type: Full Time and Permanent (Part-time will be considered)

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Design Technology Department, part of the Design Arts Faculty. Applications from NQT’s are welcomed.

We offer:

You will be self-motivated, independent and have the ability to deliver quality teaching across the curriculum at GCSE and A Level, AQA specification is taught for both.

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Lead Practitioner (Mathematics)

Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Proposed Start Date: September 2017
Salary: Leadership Scale 5-9
Contract type: Full Time and Permanent

We are looking for a motivated and driven Lead Practitioner who is confident in their skill set to lead and set standards across the Mathematics Faculty.

Are you an established leader looking to share knowledge and expertise? Or are you an ambitious and successful Mathematics Teacher looking for the next step up?

Working across key stages 3, 4 and 5 you will provide inspirational, innovative and motivational leadership for the improvement of teaching and learning in mathematics. This is an exciting developmental opportunity and it is anticipated that this position will develop into a school wide role, where the lead practitioner will work with leaders and teachers to support and innovate excellent practice across the curriculum.

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