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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 teaching, pastoral or support staff, Leighton Park is a fulfilling and rewarding place to work.
Working at Leighton Park

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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Leighton Park School is proud to be in partnership with the Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT), an innovative, Ofsted Outstanding and non-profit organisation which provides outstanding training opportunities for new entrants into the teaching profession.The Astra SCITT is part of the Astra Teaching School Hub, accredited by the DfE as one of only 87 Hubs in the country to offer the ‘golden thread’ of training and support for teachers at all stages of their career.

Astra is currently recruiting Primary and Secondary trainees in the following subjects/phases across over 50 local selective, non-selective, primary and special schools: Art; Biology; Business; Economics with Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama; English; Geography; History; Maths; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; PE; Physics; RE; Primary; Primary with Maths.  Some part time routes are also available.

More information can be found on the DfE train to teach portal, as well as the Astra website, and applications can be made via DfE Apply.
Leighton Park cannot accept applications directly as all applications are managed through Astra. 

To find out more, follow Astra on Twitter https://twitter.com/@astra_hub, visit www.astra-alliance.com, email at hello@astra-alliance.com

Assistant Director of Sports
from September 2024 or January 2025

Leighton Park School seeks an Assistant Director of Sport to join our vibrant PE department, with the option for a start date in either September 2024 or January 2025. This presents an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of our team and contribute to the enhancement of our sporting programmes at the distinguished ISA Independent School of the Year.

As the Assistant Director of Sport, you’ll play a pivotal role within our PE department. Collaborating closely with our Director of Sport, you’ll have the chance to shape and elevate our sporting curriculum and facilities during this critical phase of our school’s development and lead on Wellbeing. This role offers a unique opportunity to drive the expansion and success of our sports programmes and PE curriculum.

We’re seeking a forward-thinking individual with a strong passion for sports and education. The ideal candidate will be committed to nurturing the development of robust sporting skills and unlocking the full potential of students across all age groups, including GCSE and Cambridge Technical Level 3 curriculum. Collaboration, innovation, and proactive leadership are essential attributes we’re seeking in our Assistant Director of Sport. Previous Independent School Sport experience is desirable but not essential and a second subject in Science, Maths or English would be desirable too.

If you’re ready to embrace a new challenge and make a significant impact on the future of sports at Leighton Park School, we invite you to apply now.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits.

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.

Application Form
Job Description
Person Specification

Closing Date: Midday, 3rd June 2024
Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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.

Boarding Experience Manager
Salary offered: £27,144 – £29,796 FTE

Leighton Park is looking to appoint a Boarding Experience Manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work alongside our boarding House Teams. This role is pivotal to the success of the boarding experience at Leighton Park.

This is a non-teaching role that would suit applicants with transferable skills from customer facing industries such as hospitality and retail.

As a Boarding Experience Manager, your warm and empathetic personality, tactful manner, and good listening skills will be essential to build harmonious relationships with all students, staff and parents. Your ‘can do’ attitude will take our House provision beyond outstanding. Discretion and confidentiality are paramount with this role, as is a genuine understanding of the needs of teenagers.
You will have the necessary skills to market the house, working closely with the Admissions Department on recruitment and retention of Boarding Students. The successful candidate will provide appropriate administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the House, including the effective management of arrivals and departures of students. You will create a clean, safe, homely feel for the students and manage the deployment of the domestic staff in their Houses effectively.
The Boarding Experience Manager will need to hold an up to date first aid qualification. Training will be given in child protection, safeguarding, dispensing medicines and on our boarding software, REACH.

Accommodation may be available for someone willing to take on additional responsibility.

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.

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.

Application Form
Job Description
Person Specification

Closing date: Midday, Monday 10th June 2024

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

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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.

Pastoral Intervention Practitioner
37 hours per week, Term Time plus two weeks (36 weeks)

Salary offered: £27,976 – 30,784 FTE

Leighton Park School is looking to appoint a Pastoral Intervention Practitioner to provide targeted pastoral intervention and support to students aged 11 to 18.  Working with the Deputy Head: Pastoral and the Safeguarding Co-ordinator, the successful candidate will assist with investigating and supporting reported safeguarding cases.

The ideal candidate will have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as counselling or will have substantial experience working with young people and their families.  This is a busy and varied role, which will require assisting the Designated Safeguarding Lead with caseload as well as developing inclusive strategies to support students.

The School has been recognised as a national leader in student wellbeing and pastoral care, gaining the Wellbeing Award for Schools accredited by the National Children’s Bureau and winning the Independent Schools Association (ISA) national award for Excellence in Pupil Personal Development. We are currently a Finalist for Pastoral Development of the Year Award with the National Association of Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE).

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits.

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.

Application Form
Job Description
Person Specification

Closing Date: Midday, 17th June 2024

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

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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.

Sports Coaches

(part-time)

Leighton Park School is looking to recruit sports coaches to support the School’s thriving Games Programme and Co-Curricular activities.  You will have relevant qualifications and experience of coaching to a high standard in one or more of our core sports (rugby, hockey, football, netball, cricket, athletics, swimming).

You must be a positive role model to our students as well as enthusiastic and self-motivated.  The willingness to be involved in fixtures and the Co-Curricular activities is essential for this role.  The sports coaches would generally be on site from 2.00pm – 5.30pm Monday – Thursday and from 2.00pm – 4.30pm on a Friday.  The roles will involve working with all students in the school from year 7 to our upper 6th students.

We offer a competitive hourly pay and all the benefits of working in a thriving independent school.

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.

Application Form
Job Description

Closing date: Midday, 28th May 2024

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

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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.

 

Domestic Assistant
4am – 8am, Monday to Friday, Term Time + 10 days

We have an exciting part-time opportunity for a Domestic Assistants to join our hardworking and popular Domestic Department as soon as possible. Experience of working in a school cleaning environment is desirable but not essential. This is a busy ‘hands on’ role working in central school areas such as offices and classrooms.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits.

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.

Application Form
Job Description
Person Specification

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

Closing date: Midday, 10th June 2024

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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.

Minibus Drivers
Variable hours including evenings and weekends

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Minibus Drivers, able to work individually or as part of a team, reliable and trustworthy.

You will be required to drive a School minibus as required for fixtures and trips, therefore flexibility with working hours is a must. Experience of driving a minibus or large vehicle is essential, and previous experience of working with children would be advantageous. The role will require regular maintenance checks on the vehicles, as well as working within health and safety and other guidelines. You must be security conscious at all times and have a professional manner.

The school offers a supportive and professional workplace with excellent terms, conditions and benefits, including free parking, enrolment into pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and more.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please email us at apply@leightonpark.com.

Application Form

Job Description

Person Specification

Closing date: Midday, 8th June 2024

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

Developing kind and compassionate leaders for the future is an important part of how we give our Quaker values currency and purpose. Leighton Park seeks to be a leading school which delights in being diverse, open-minded and with a culture of equitable inclusion. For this reason, we warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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.