The Read School has the following vacancies as listed below:

Required as soon as possible

The school is seeking a well-qualified and experienced teacher, with the ability to teach Music at KS3, GCSE and A level.  The post is part-time (0.6, 3 days per week).

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to the teaching and further development of music in the school both as part of the taught curriculum and also as part of our co-curricular performing arts offer.

There is scope in the role to take the initiative, bring in new ideas and add value to the way that music is delivered in the school.

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

Closing date: Noon on Friday 6 October 2017

Interviews: to be held week commencing Monday 16 October

For further information about the school, please see our website

For an application pack, please contact Janet Falkingham, Headmaster’s PA on 01757 618248, via email at , or click on the links below.

16 hours per week, term time only

Required for November 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, a Creative Arts Technician to support the work of the Creative Arts Faculty which delivers art, design technology, food technology, drama, dance and music throughout the curriculum of the senior school.

For further details and an application pack, please contact the Headmaster’s PA on or click on the links below to download further information.

Closing date: 12.00 noon on Monday 16 October

The Read School is a small, coeducational, day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 to18 located in the quiet setting of Drax village. It boasts a proud history, this year celebrating 350 years of educational excellence (1667 – 2017). Charles Reade was a local lawyer and philanthropist. Currently it has around 170 pupils of whom some 30 are boarders. There is a strong emphasis on first class pastoral care. The aims of the school are:
 To provide an education that is caring, inspiring and fun
 To care for our pupils as individuals, promoting self-respect and respect for others in a broadly Christian setting
 To provide a first class academic education for our pupils, expecting the very best from them and supporting them in their endeavours to rise to the challenge
 We believe that, while academic success relative to ability is central to what we do, education is much more. We wish to see our pupils experience a wide range of educational opportunities, which includes learning outside the classroom and access to high quality teaching in creative and expressive arts, sport, adventurous activity and service to the community
 To involve parents fully in the education of their children
 We seek to provide an enjoyable place for its employees to work where hard work, commitment and the desire to improve are appreciated

The school is a member of the Society of Heads; The Independent Schools Bursars’ Association; The Association of Governors of Independent School and the Boarding Schools’ Association. These memberships ensure that the school is well informed about current thinking in education; changes in legislation and business practice.
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 for the Creative Arts Centre – 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. The multi-use games area was refurbished in the summer of 2016 and a new music department was opened during the summer of 2017 as part of the 350th anniversary celebrations.
There are seventeen acres of playing fields. The principal games for boys are rugby, football and cricket; and for girls netball, hockey and rounders. Additionally, athletics, basketball, badminton, dance, 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.

Boarding at Read
All boarders are housed on the main school site in Norfolk House (boys) and Selden House (girls).
There are currently about 30 boarders resident at the school ranging from the age of 10 to 18. The boarders are a mixture of British and overseas pupils. Our international boarders come from a
range of countries including Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Germany, Austria and Spain.
The successful post holder will be part of the resident team. 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 willing and flexible to give additional support during the day such as giving learning support in classes; helping on school visits
(sometimes abroad) and escorting pupils to medical and other appointments. This additional work will be paid for separately and at different rates depending on the work undertaken.

Resident Assistant – Person Specification
The school is looking for an enthusiastic, reliable and flexible person to assist in the care of our boarding pupils. The successful candidate will be expected to be resident in school during term
times and will be provided with self-contained accommodation on site for this purpose. The post holder may also reside in this accommodation during school holidays.
The important requirement is that the successful person will be a competent and conscientious adult who is willing to learn and can work under their own initiative with a flexible approach. In
addition they should have the ability to be well organised, able to plan ahead and meet deadlines.
Training will be given.
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.
The post starts as soon as possible after completion of interviews and all employment checks.

Resident assistant – Job Description
The post starts on 1 January 2018 or sooner if possible.
The post holder will report to the Head of Boarding but will ultimately be responsible to the Headmaster. They are expected to:
 be responsible for the House in the Head of Boarding’s absence
 support the Head of Boarding in monitoring the welfare and discipline of pupils
 take on particular responsibilities and duties as agreed with the Head of Boarding
 support the Head of Boarding to ensure that House routines are effectively enacted
 organise and supervise appropriate activities for the boarders in the evening and at weekends
when on duty
 support and help train the House Prefects
 help ensure that the House is a safe and healthy environment
 take responsibility in the event of a fire alarm, if the Head of Boarding is absent
 have a presence around the school commensurate with the role
 be flexible and assist with other tasks in the school as necessary and when requested

The salary for the post is £8500. In addition accommodation free of rent, council tax and utility bills will be provided. Resident staff have use of the school’s laundry and are also provided with meals
during term time.
Additional work will be paid for at varying rates depending on the tasks undertaken.

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

If you wish to apply, please complete and return the Application Form and associated declarations, plus covering letter to the Headmaster; Dr John Sweetman.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 1 November 2017.
It is hoped that interviews will take place during the week of Monday 13 November.
Confirmation of appointment will require the successful completion of a fully enhanced DBS clearance service process and other pre-appointment checks.

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.