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Teaching vacancies

A unique opportunity for extraordinary teachers.

Have you ever thought that Education is far more than just churning out children with qualifications? Do you believe in working in partnership with families and the local community to enable children to exceed their expectations? Do you believe that each child’s journey of discovery should include learning life and academic skills in equal measure, preparing children to thrive in our global society? The Wren School does.

The Wren School – a new six form entry secondary Free School that opened in West Reading in September 2015 – is looking to appoint seven more extraordinary teachers for September 2016. We are currently working in temporary accommodation and have recently secured outline planning permission for a new building that is due to open within two years on this great site. It is our ambition to create a happy and thriving school that will facilitate the growth and development of the community and we’re searching for exceptional people who will share our vision in building the school, quite literally, from the ground up.

Whole school responsibility (SENDCo, Key Stage leader)

If you feel ready to combine your teaching with a whole school responsibility, you may choose to apply for the SENDCo or Key Stage leader post. The successful applicants will both report to the school’s pastoral leader, who is an assistant headteacher; you will work as a team to ensure that each student’s school experience and progress is positive. If you are ambitious to make the move to school leadership then this could be a great starting point for you.

Subject leader posts (English, Mathematics, PE, MFL, Art & Technology and Humanities posts are available for suitably qualified and experienced applicants)

Ready for the next step in your career, you will be a self-starter, brimming with enthusiasm and energy. Together with the deputy headteacher and assistant headteacher (assessment), you will work to transform our curriculum vision and ambitious targets for student progress into reality. These are key roles where the opportunities for personal development and future career progression are genuine and significant.

Subject teacher posts (English, Mathematics/ICT, PE, Science, Humanities, Drama)

Working with our current teaching staff team of nine people, we are looking to appoint additional teachers who are likely to have one or two years’ teaching experience, ideally in more than one subject. At Key Stage 3 our students have weekly lessons in English (including Reading), Mathematics (including Computing), Science, PE theory & Games, Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages (French for all plus Spanish for the more able in Year 8), Technology & Art, Performance (Music and Drama) and Wellbeing. Owing to our Key Stage 3 focus on thematic learning, and the importance we place on transition from KS2, this is an excellent opportunity for teachers with a passion for developing skills for learning as well as developing links with other subjects. Part-time appointments will be considered for the right candidate.

Our school vision and ethos is that ‘Each child, regardless of background, will receive a world-class education and be nurtured, challenged and inspired to aim high’. If this philosophy matches your own then we hope you will be tempted to apply by downloading a recruitment pack and completing the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 26th February 2016.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the school in March.

The Wren School Safeguarding Statement

The Wren School takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the students in its care, because ‘the welfare of the child is paramount’ (Children Act 1989).

The Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy recognises the significant role played by school staff in supporting vulnerable students.   ‘Because of their day to day contact with individual children during the school terms, teachers and other school staff are particularly well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop’ (Working Together under the Children Act 1989).

This policy applied to all students, staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to The Wren School, which recognises it is responsible for making referrals and not enquiries or investigations.

For further information and Recruitment Pack please click here.



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Term Dates

Term 4
Mon 25 February – Fri 5 April 2019
Easter break – Mon 8 April – Mon 22 April 2019
Term 5
Tue 23 April – Fri 24 May 2019
Bank holiday – Mon 6 May 2019
Summer break – Mon 27 May – Fri 31 May 2019