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English Teacher (maternity cover until July 2022)

Oakbank School are looking for an ambitious, inspiring, fun and innovative English Teacher to join our strong English department.

Location: Oakbank School, Reading
Salary range: MPS
Contract term: Temporary (maternity cover until July 2022)
Full time/term time: Term time
Start date: 1 January 2022
Applications deadline: 6 December 2021

You will be expected to: 

  • Teach English and make a positive contribution to the learning experience of the students

  • Promote students' critical thinking skills and ability to utilise English in everyday life

  • Create lesson plans, assign and correct homework

  • Motivate and manage students in the classroom

  • Be a form tutor and contribute to our strong ethos and pastoral care.

If you are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for students, both academically and pastorally then we would love to work with you.

What we offer as a school:

  • Clear purpose. We are all here to make a real difference to students lives

  • Lots of opportunities to observe others share best practise.

  • An environment in which student behaviour has been judged as “good”. Where “Teachers can teach what they have planned”.

  • Year groups of up to 120 students. We are a small school and pride ourselves on knowing our students

  • Weekly in-school CPD, including an NQT programme

  • Opportunities for promotion and development

More information about this exciting opportunity can be found in the enclosed job description and person specification. To apply for this role, please complete the enclosed application form and return to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.