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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.


Permanent Teacher of English

Closing date: 4th May 2018
Proposed start date: September 2018
Salary: Main/upper scale
Contract type: Full time and permanent

The Downs School is immensely proud of the outstanding English and Media Faculty. The dedication of this inspiring faculty has been rewarded by consistently strong student results. This role offers the opportunity to teach Media if desired.

You will be self-motivated, independent and have the ability to deliver quality teaching. NQTs welcome to apply.

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Proposed start date: as soon as possible
Salary: West Berks salary band B. Hourly rate £8.19 per hour
Contract type: Permanent and part-time. Either an early morning shift (starting 06:00) or afternoon shift (starting 15:15). Approximately 2.25 hours per day. Term time only.

This is an opportunity to join an established team of cleaners with The Downs School.

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