Vacancies

Vacancies

The Read School has the following vacancies as listed below:

Peripatetic Teacher of Stringed instruments

Required or as soon as possible

The Read School is a small, coeducational, school with a boarding ethos, located in the quiet setting of Drax village and taking children from the ages of 3 – 18. It boasts a proud history, having been founded nearly 350 years ago by Sir Charles Reade, a local lawyer and philanthropist. Currently it has some 235 pupils of whom some 35 are boarders. There is a strong emphasis on first class pastoral care and the aim of the school is to provide an education that is ‘caring, inspiring and fun’.

The school has a good reputation in the local area. Virtually all pupils progress from the Prep School to the Senior School. The children work in small classes and this ensures individual attention by well-qualified staff. We are broadly non-selective and a wide range of ability exists in the school. There is a good balance between the academic and co-curricular elements of education.

There have been steady building developments over the last ten years, including a new building providing changing rooms completed in November 2006 and the Creative Arts Centre for design technology, art and food/nutrition opened in January 2009. The science laboratories were refurbished in 2010. In the summer of 2011, the Pre-Prep was moved onto the main school site and the Sports Hall was impressively upgraded following a donation from a generous former pupil. A continuing programme of refurbishment and development of existing buildings ensures continuous improvements to our facilities for the benefit of all pupils. A Pre-School nursery, taking pupils from aged 2 was opened in September 2012.

In the spring of 2017 a new and dedicated building for the teaching of music was opened, as part of the 350 anniversary celebrations. The modern light building is comprised of a teaching classroom for general music lessons with state of the art electronic equipment, three practice rooms, an office and storage space.
There are seventeen acres of playing fields, a covered and heated swimming pool and an Astro-turf playing area. The principal games for boys are rugby, football and cricket; and for girls netball, hockey and rounders. Additionally, athletics, basketball, badminton, gymnastics, swimming, tennis and archery all feature in the games and activities programme. There is an active CCF and a popular Duke of Edinburgh Award programme. Drama and music are important throughout the school.

Music at Read

Music is taught throughout the school as a classroom subject to both GCSE and A level. In addition many pupils are learning individual instruments and peripatetic staff teach these pupils on an individual basis, preparing them for ABRSM (or equivalent) grade examinations.
Music is a core feature of the school’s extra-curricular activities programme and there are several important events in the school calendar in order to showcase the pupils’ progress and talents. These are; the winter music concert; Sheffield Young Voices; Moloney Trust Competition; Talent Show and summer music concert.
In addition the school choir will perform at the Remembrance Day Service, Carol Service and on Commemoration Day. Music is part of the Faculty of Creative Arts (along with art, design technology, drama and dance) and as such the department will assist in school productions and other events as necessary.

The Music department is supported by a generous endowed legacy known as the Moloney Trust. The Trust aims to support the development of the arts in the school and provides funding for the Moloney Trust Competition and the replacement of instruments.

Peripatetic Teacher of Strings – Job details

The school is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced teacher of strings to join its music department. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to teach strings to a high standard and as such have relevant music/teaching qualifications.

The post is a peripatetic part-time post initially for around half a day per week. However there is the potential to increase this, and it is hoped that the successful candidate will play an active role in the promotion of the department. The teacher will be paid at an hourly rate for hours teaching; the current rate of pay is £24.17 per hour.

The post is to commence as soon as possible.

Peripatetic music teachers report to the Head of Music and Head of Creative Arts Faculty and will be expected to have the following duties and responsibilities:

 To teach strings throughout the school
 Follow the ABRSM examination specifications as appropriate and prepare pupils fully for these examinations.
 To support/direct ensembles as directed by the Head of Music
 To encourage pupils to take part in musical activities and opportunities as they arise
 To advise parents about the purchase of instruments if necessary
 Complete any necessary administrative tasks to deadlines that are set
 Provide assessment information and written reports as required
 Communicate with the Head of Music, tutors and SMT as necessary
 Contribute to the extensive extra-curricular music programme
 To take part in performances with pupils and other instrumental staff at recitals, concerts, church services and other events as needed
 To participate in such meetings, INSET and working parties as deemed necessary
 To practise and uphold the polices of The Read School

Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Read School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post involves extensive unsupervised contact with children and young people. The school therefore expects from the successful candidate the level and degree of adult leadership of children and young people expected from a professional working with young people. The successful candidate will be required to undertake the fully enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance process.

Interview

The selection process tests and assesses the above. As required by regulation, the interview will be based on ‘competency questioning’, and where appropriate will address the candidate’s attitude towards children and young people; his/her ability to support the school’s agenda for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; gaps in his/her employment history; concerns or discrepancies arising from the information provided by the candidate and/or a referee. In addition to the candidate’s ability to perform the duties of the post, the interview will also explore related issues including: motivation to work with children and young people; ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people; emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours; attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.

Application

If you wish to apply, please complete and return the application form and associated declarations, together with a covering letter to the Acting Headmaster; Mr Mark Voisey. You may also enclose your conventional CV if you wish but you must complete the application form.

Head of Boarding

The Head of Boarding is responsible to the Head for advising on pastoral policy and practice in association with the Head and Deputy Head. He/she will be a practising boarding Housemaster/mistress. In addition, she is responsible for the following areas:

  • Appraisal of House Staff
  • Induction arrangements for new boarding pupils
  • Liaison with feeder schools and recruitment of new pupils
  • Liaison with Director of Sport and Activities
  • First Aid Centre Liaison
  • Oversight of boarding duty requirements and rotas
  • Direct the work of non-resident duty staff as necessary
  • Direct and plan the work of residential staff in liaison with the Housemistress
  • Liaison with the Bursar and Head on buildings development programme, lettings etc.
  • Development of handbooks for boarding staff and pupils
  • Responsible for the implementation of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding
  • To chair such boarding committees as necessary
  • To keep the Head and Deputy Head informed about matters of welfare and discipline of the boarding boys and girls
  • To contribute to school policy as necessary
  • To deputise for the Head and Deputy Head if called upon to do so.
  • To communicate regularly with parents

Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Read School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post involves extensive unsupervised contact with children and young people. The school therefore expects from the successful candidate the level and degree of adult leadership of children and young people expected from a professional working with young people. The successful candidate will be required to undertake the fully enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance process.

Application

If you wish to apply, please complete and return the application form and associated declarations, together with a covering letter to the Acting Headmaster; Mr Mark Voisey. You may also enclose your conventional CV if you wish but you must complete the application form.

RESIDENT BOARDING ASSISTANT

For September 2018 start

We are looking for a Resident Assistant to help in our boarding houses.  The successful candidate is expected to be resident during term times and will be provided with self-contained accommodation on the school site.  This particular post will be largely involved in giving support to our boarding pupils in the evenings and over some weekends, however the successful candidate will be expected to be flexible and willing to give additional support as needed. The post would be particularly appropriate for someone wishing to gain work experience before applying to teacher training or considering other work with young people, for example nursing or social work.   .

Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Read School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post involves extensive unsupervised contact with children and young people. The school therefore expects from the successful candidate the level and degree of adult leadership of children and young people expected from a professional working with young people. The successful candidate will be required to undertake the fully enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance process.

Application

If you wish to apply, please complete and return the application form and associated declarations, together with a covering letter to the Acting Headmaster; Mr Mark Voisey. You may also enclose your conventional CV if you wish but you must complete the application form.

The school is seeking a well-qualified and experienced teacher, with the ability to teach Art at KS3, GCSE and A level.  The post is part-time (0.6, 3 days per week).   Whilst not essential for application, an ability to teach food preparation and nutrition and/or design technology up to KS3 would be advantageous.

Classes are small and motivation from the students is high.  The successful candidate will work as part of a small team of staff delivering art lessons. The teacher of art will be responsible for all aspects of the curriculum, planning and development of the subject (at KS3, GCSE and A level) within the school.  The expectation is that the successful candidate will also take the lead on co-curricular art activities commensurate with a part-time post within the Independent sector.

The post will commence on 1 September 2018.

Job Specification

The post-holder will report to the Head of Creative Arts. They are expected:

  • To have a thorough knowledge of the subject and be aware of curriculum developments
  • To teach as prescribed, using suitable schemes of work, preparing students for tests and examinations, as appropriate
  • To plan lessons in writing which have clear learning outcomes, enable swift progress, foster application and good behaviour, provide for different needs and make use of an appropriate range of methods and resources
  • To maintain good order in their classrooms, facilitating the outcomes detailed above
  • To maintain records of work covered for each class taught
  • To set prep on a regular basis, following the school’s prep policy and time-table
  • To mark work regularly in accordance with the school’s policies and keep detailed records
  • To mark coursework in line with specification requirements
  • To use predicted grades and departmental targets to track and analyse student performance
  • To highlight underperformance to the Head of Creative Arts and tutors and follow the school’s sanctions policy when necessary
  • To produce assessments and end of term reports in line with school policy
  • To monitor students’ attendance at lessons and to follow up absences in line with school policy
  • To keep rooms and equipment used in good order and report damage or faults
  • To notify the Head of Creative Arts and the Deputy Head of any absence, if appropriate, setting work and prep whenever possible
  • To ensure that work is available for display around the department and when necessary refresh and update these displays
  • To attend faculty meetings, parents’ meetings and other meetings as required
  • To attend appropriate INSET and other courses as required
  • To support the life of Read as an independent boarding school and contribute to the co-curricular life of the school in an agreed way
  • To fulfil supervision duties as requested by the Deputy Head

This job description identifies the principal duties of the post. It does not detail every task. According to the development and needs of the post, this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in consultation with the post holder.

Child Protection

The Read School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post involves extensive unsupervised contact with children and young people.  The school therefore expects from the successful candidate the level and degree of adult leadership of children and young people expected from a teaching role.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake several checks including following a fully enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up appointment.

Salary

The position is part-time, 3 days per week.  The days are currently Monday, Tuesday and Thursday but there is the possibility to negotiate on these depending on the needs of the successful candidate.

Interview

The selection process tests and assesses the above. As required by regulation, the interview will be based on ‘competency questioning’, and where appropriate will address: the candidate’s attitude towards children and young people; his/her ability to support the school’s agenda for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; gaps in his/her employment history; concerns or discrepancies arising from the information provided by the candidate and/or a referee. In addition to the candidate’s ability to perform the duties of the post, the interview will also explore related issues including: motivation to work with children and young people; ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people; emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours; attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.

Application

If you wish to apply for the post, please complete and return the application form and associated declarations, plus covering letter to the Headmaster no later than noon on Friday 11 May 2018.       You may also enclose your conventional CV if you wish in addition to the application form.

It is expected to hold interviews for this post week commencing Monday 21 May 2018

The school is seeking a well-qualified and experienced teacher, with the ability to teach Spanish at A level.  The post is part-time (0.2, 1 day per week).

Classes are small and motivation from the students is high.  The successful candidate will work as part of a small team of staff delivering language lessons. The teacher will be expected to contribute tp all aspects of the curriculum, planning and development of the subject (at KS3, GCSE and A level) within the school.  The expectation is that the successful candidate will also participate in co-curricular languages activities commensurate with a part-time post within the Independent sector.

The post will commence on 1 September 2018.

Job Specification

The post-holder will report to the Head of Modern Languages. They are expected:

  • To have a thorough knowledge of the subject and be aware of curriculum developments
  • To teach as prescribed, using suitable schemes of work, preparing students for tests and examinations, as appropriate
  • To plan lessons in writing which have clear learning outcomes, enable swift progress, foster application and good behaviour, provide for different needs and make use of an appropriate range of methods and resources
  • To maintain good order in their classrooms, facilitating the outcomes detailed above
  • To maintain records of work covered for each class taught
  • To set prep on a regular basis, following the school’s prep policy and time-table
  • To mark work regularly in accordance with the school’s policies and keep detailed records
  • To mark coursework in line with specification requirements
  • To use predicted grades and departmental targets to track and analyse student performance
  • To highlight underperformance to the Head of Modern Languages and tutors and follow the school’s sanctions policy when necessary
  • To produce assessments and end of term reports in line with school policy
  • To monitor students’ attendance at lessons and to follow up absences in line with school policy
  • To keep rooms and equipment used in good order and report damage or faults
  • To notify the Head of Modern Languages and the Deputy Head of any absence, if appropriate, setting work and prep whenever possible
  • To ensure that work is available for display around the department and when necessary refresh and update these displays
  • To attend faculty meetings, parents’ meetings and other meetings as required
  • To attend appropriate INSET and other courses as required
  • To support the life of Read as an independent boarding school and contribute to the co-curricular life of the school in an agreed way
  • To fulfil supervision duties as requested by the Deputy Head

This job description identifies the principal duties of the post. It does not detail every task. According to the development and needs of the post, this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in consultation with the post holder. 

Child Protection

The Read School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post involves extensive unsupervised contact with children and young people.  The school therefore expects from the successful candidate the level and degree of adult leadership of children and young people expected from a teaching role.  The successful candidate will be required to undertake several checks including following a fully enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up appointment.

Salary

The position is part-time, 1 day per week.  There is the ability to negotiate on the day to be worked depending on the needs of the successful candidate, but will be either Monday, Tuesday or Friday.

Interview

The selection process tests and assesses the above. As required by regulation, the interview will be based on ‘competency questioning’, and where appropriate will address: the candidate’s attitude towards children and young people; his/her ability to support the school’s agenda for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; gaps in his/her employment history; concerns or discrepancies arising from the information provided by the candidate and/or a referee. In addition to the candidate’s ability to perform the duties of the post, the interview will also explore related issues including: motivation to work with children and young people; ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people; emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours; attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.

Application

If you wish to apply for the post, please complete and return the application form and associated declarations, plus covering letter to the Headmaster no later than noon on Friday 11 May 2018.       You may also enclose your conventional CV if you wish in addition to the application form.

It is expected to hold interviews for this post week commencing Monday 21 May 2018.