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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.
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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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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 for 2022-23: 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

Head of Computing and ICT
From September 2022

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Head of Computing and ICT, to join a dynamic and popular department from September 2022. Our Computing and ICT department is an energetic and exciting environment with many industry links and STEAM initiatives. It has grown in strength with the current team and we are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual who will lead the department’s current teaching and learning strategies and develop their own teaching practice with our support.

Our next Head of Department will inspire and engage our students and actively lead and promote Computing and ICT both within and beyond the School community. Applications are welcomed from experienced practitioners and particularly from those seeking additional responsibility. The ability to teach across the range of key stages including Sixth Form and IB Programme is essential. 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 or download an application pack from our website and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

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Candidate Information Pack

Closing date: Midday, 23rd May 2022

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.

Teacher of Design and Technology
From September 2022

Leighton Park School is looking to appoint a dynamic teacher of Design and Technology from September 2022. This role would suit an experienced practitioner or a newly qualified teacher who is keen to develop.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach up to KS5, with a focus on Resistant Materials. Experience in Engineering and Product Design is desirable. The school enjoys modern and spacious accommodation and is seeking applicants who have the skills and enthusiasm to promote the department’s work across the school. 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 or download an application pack from our website and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please call HR on 0118 987 9600.

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Closing date: Midday, 16th May 2022
Interview date: 24th May 2022

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.

Teacher of Media (Digital Film and Video Production)
From September 2022

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Teacher of Media to join our busy and thriving Music & Media department in a rapidly developing, well supported and popular subject. This role is offered on a full time or part-time basis from September 2022 in a supportive and team-orientated School. This role would suit an experienced practitioner or a Newly Qualified Teacher who is keen to develop.

The postholder will be capable of delivering inspirational lessons and will have proven experience in delivering the BTEC Creative Media Production Level 2, and BTEC Digital Film and Video Production Level 3 courses. The successful candidate will be able to ensure that students studying Media are appropriately challenged and supported.

As a visionary Media teacher, you will combine deep knowledge of your discipline with the ability to engage students to create a lifelong love of learning, both within the classroom and within the department’s co-curricular programme.

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

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

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Person Specification

Closing date for applications: Midday, Friday 20th May 2022
Interview date: 26th May 2022

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.

Teacher of Economics
From September 2022

An exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and confident teacher of Economics to join us on a full time or part time basis. Either a Newly Qualified Teacher or an experienced practitioner would be welcome to join our small but dedicated team. You will be expected to contribute fully to the teaching and learning of all students in an enthusiastic and accessible way, and your ability to use ICT to enhance your teaching of Economics is essential. 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.

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.

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Person Specification

Closing date for applications: Midday, 17th May 2022
Interview Date: 25th May 2022

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 Graduate – PE and Games
(Your degree does not need to be in a sports related field)
From September 2022 to July 2023

Includes year round residential accommodation at our lovely Reading town centre campus, bills and all term time meals, plus £1,000 per month. Total package: £25,000 per annum.

We have 2 vacancies for September 2022:

  1. Do you have a good level of ability in swimming, or experience in coaching swimming? National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is desirable or,
  2. Are you a qualified fitness instructor, or have a real passion and ability in this field? Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is desirable.
  • Do you have a good rapport with young people and are you able to act as a positive role model to them?
  • Do you have a willingness to be involved in a range of extra-curricular sporting activities for students, including leading after-school swimming activities?
  • Are you able to maintain positive relationships with all, and work as an effective and flexible member of a team?
  • Are you considering PE teaching, sports coaching or working in a sports-related role with young people and want to develop your skills and ‘test the waters’? Or perhaps you are considering a year off to try something completely different!

Sports Graduates will work closely with our P.E, Sport & Wellbeing department and professional sports coaches, assisting with the coaching and management of student sporting activities and fixtures.

It is hoped that the PE and Games Graduates will add to the profile of sport at Leighton Park and inject energy and enthusiasm; we find that often our students respond well to those closer in age to them and are inspired by quality sports people.

You will live within the boarding community at our senior school, close to Reading town centre, and also support the pastoral care and recreational activities of the boarding students aged from 11 to 18.

If you have yet to decide your future direction, and want to develop your coaching and sports management skills, our Sports Graduate programme provides an enjoyable and satisfying year developing your skills and working in a team of other recent graduates, in our unique and friendly community.

Leighton Park is a very different kind of school. Take a look at our website  https://www.leightonpark.com/ to get a feel for our ethos and values.

If you like what you see, you can find out more about the Resident Graduate role in the job description below.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to apply@leightonpark.com. If you require further information, please contact Kayliegh in HR at apply@leightonpark.com or 0118 987 9600.

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Perosn Specification

Closing date: Midday, 16th May 2022
Interviews will be held soon after this date.

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 Graduate – Theatre
From September 2022 to July 2023

Includes year round residential accommodation at our lovely Reading town centre campus, bills and all term time meals, plus £1,000 per month. Total package: £25,000 per annum.

We have an exciting opportunity for a new graduate available at Leighton Park School from September 2022. Our Drama department is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, versatile and dedicated graduate to work within a team where creativity, technology, innovation and teamwork are core values. You will be a recent graduate who may aspire to a career in teaching or in the Performing Arts. As part of the role, time will be available to develop your own creative projects and portfolio.

This one-year residential post provides valuable support to our Drama and Dance department, 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 Housemaster/Housemistress 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 year working with energetic and inspiring students within a co-educational environment. The School will provide accommodation whilst in this role, 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.

Leighton Park is a very different kind of school. Take a look at our website https://www.leightonpark.com/ to get a feel for our ethos and values.

If you like what you see, you can find out more about the Resident Graduate role in the job description below.

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, 16th May 2022
Interviews will be held soon after this date.

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.

Performing Arts Venue Technician
From May 2022
Will include some occasional weekend and evening work

Leighton Park School is looking to appoint a Performing Arts Venue Technician to support and assist our Music & Media and Dance & Drama departments, as well as the whole School, with any requirements for AV equipment, set, lighting and technical support. The Technician will ensure all areas within these departments and any events areas are prepared and ready for teaching or events to take place.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of the use of AV systems, knowledge of stage lighting and live sound as well as being able to support the use and general maintenance/repair of a wide range of equipment. The ability to assist with the design/build of stage sets is also desirable.

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 for applications: Midday, 13th May 2022
Interviews wil be held soon after.

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.

Artist in Residence and Art Technician

From September 2022
Fixed term contract for one Academic year

Leighton Park School are looking for an enthusiastic recent Graduate to work with our Art Department. You will be able to communicate with students and successfully pass on skills to others, particularly during activities time after lessons.

The Artist in Residence and Art Technician’s role is to support within the 12 rooms/studios in the daily running of the department. You will assist staff and students during lessons and ensuring a safe and clean working environment. You will also assist the department with running our evening Art and Design hobbies and activities sessions.

There will also be opportunity for a committed Artist to continue their own work within the Art Department and encourage the students through example so that they may gain an insight into the working processes of a professional artist.  At the start and end of your time at Leighton Park, there will be an opportunity to hold an exhibition in the school’s gallery. The successful applicant will be required to support the wider life of the school community, including participation in visits and study trips.

This experience provides a platform for various career progressions 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.

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 for applications: Midday, 3rd June 2022
Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

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.

Lifeguard

Monday – Thursday : 6:40am – 7:40am
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Leighton Park School is looking to appoint a Lifeguard with excellent observation skills to keep swimmers safe on the above shift pattern. As a lifeguard you would observe and supervise swimming areas to prevent accidents. You would make swimmers aware of dangerous situations, and in an emergency you would carry out a rescue procedure.

The successful candidate will be a strong swimmer and want to promote swimming safety and help to save lives. Ideally, you will have achieved the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) or Level 2 Award for Pool Lifeguard.

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

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

Application Form

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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.