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Leighton Park has wonderful facilities and beautiful grounds but it is the people that work here that make it truly special. Whether you are part of our academic, pastoral or support staff, Leighton Park is a fulfilling and rewarding place to work.
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Why work at Leighton Park?

Leighton Park exists to form young people of real character and confidence, with a determined desire to change the world, reflecting the school’s Quaker values.

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Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

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Job vacancies

Mathematics Teacher Full Time

From September 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated professional to join our department from September 2020 in a supportive and team-orientated School.  Our Mathematics Department is an energetic and exciting environment. It has grown in strength with the current team and we are looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals who will contribute to the current teaching and learning strategies and develop their own teaching practice with our support.

The successful candidate will be someone with a passion for their subject who will inspire and engage our students, and who will actively assist in the further development of Mathematics within the School. Your ability to use ICT in the teaching of Mathematics is essential.  You will join a committed, hardworking and friendly department who work closely together to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. The ability to teach across the range of Key Stages, including 6th form and IBDP is desirable.  Applications are welcomed from both NQT’s and experienced practitioners. A willingness to participate in the extra-curricular life of our school is also required.

Leighton Park School is set in over sixty acres of beautiful parkland near to the heart of Reading. Leighton Park offers a distinctive atmosphere that creates achievement with values, character and community.  Founded on Quaker principles, we seek to inspire each student to fulfil their academic and personal potential and be reflective, purposeful adults.  We appoint candidates who will contribute and thrive in our vibrant community.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits. Accommodation may also be available.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Resident Graduates – PE and Games

Academic Year 2020-2021

We have an exciting opportunity for new graduates available at Leighton Park School from September 2020.  As a Resident Graduate ideally with a hockey or netball specialism, you will be working with our Girls’ PE and Games staff for the next academic year to deliver a comprehensive sporting curriculum across all year groups (years 7-13) including strength and conditioning and extra-curricular activities.

These fixed term residential posts provide valuable support to our PE and Games departments, classroom learning and boarding houses, as well as an exciting and ideal opportunity for graduates who are considering a career in education to experience a year in the life of our vibrant and successful school.  On a daily basis, you will also be supporting the Head of House and members of the House Team to ensure the pastoral welfare of all boarders and day students.

We aim to offer our Resident Graduates a memorable experience working with energetic and inspiring students within a co-educational environment. The School will provide accommodation throughout the contract and free board courtesy of our onsite restaurant, Oakview during term time. You will also have access to a gym and swimming pool on site, and in this paid role you will also have opportunities for continuing your professional development, training and coaching qualifications.

This experience provides a platform for various career progression paths. At the end of your residency you will have achieved positive results both personally and professionally and you will have developed skills and experience of considerable value – particularly if you decide to continue your career in teaching.

Salary: £10,000 per annum (FTE), with free accommodation throughout the contract and free board during term time. This position is offered on a fixed term basis and the contract will expire on the 31st August 2020.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Please note that we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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Job Description

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Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Part-time Food Technology Teacher (0.6) Position

Available from September 2020

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic teacher of Food Technology to join a dynamic and popular department as soon as possible, but ideally from September.  This post would suit an experienced practitioner or a newly qualified teacher who is keen to develop. Our successful candidate will have the ability to teach Food Technology across KS3 – KS5. You will actively promote and observe a healthy and safe working environment.  A willingness to participate in co-curricular activities is also required.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits. Accommodation may also be available.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.

Geography Teacher Full Time

From September 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Geography teacher to join a dynamic and popular department from September 2020. The post would suit an experienced practitioner or a newly qualified teacher. Using your passion for teaching, you will inspire students across the range of key stages, including A level and IB in the Sixth Form. The successful candidate should be a dynamic team-worker and bring enthusiasm to this post. A willingness to participate in co-curricular activities is also required.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits. Accommodation may also be available.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be conducted remotely.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Leighton Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, therefore the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our recruitment process.