Vacancies

 Deputy Head (Academic)

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Deputy Head (Academic) is responsible for the School’s academic strategy and its ongoing development and implementation, and his/her influence is seen through the effective and efficient leadership and management of Heads of Department, their teams and the structures that support them.

We are seeking to appoint a person of vision, strength and humanity, who demonstrates gravitas and presence.  We also value people who show independence of thought and creativity, whilst maintaining the highest standards of integrity.

The successful candidate will be someone who can drive the already high standards of teaching and learning in our school and take responsibility for the academic curriculum.  We also expect that he or she will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a real interest in pedagogy, and also have the energy, communication skills and charisma to lead and inspire others.

This role will suit candidates with experience of leadership in the school context (for example, a head of department/year/section/major activity) as well as experience of involvement in whole-school initiatives. Candidates can offer any teaching subject, as long as it is currently on the curriculum at Blue Coat (see our website for more details).

The School provides a stimulating and vibrant environment in which to teach, and you will join a highly committed and enthusiastic SLT.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here,  or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 29 September 2017

Interviews will be held during the week of 9 October 2017.

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an Academic application form, and accompanied by your covering letter.

Director of Music

Commencing in 2018, this role is an exciting opportunity for a committed and ambitious musician to take over a department with a fine musical tradition, and help it develop and grow.  A new Performing Arts Centre is planned and the successful candidate will have considerable input into the planning and construction of this facility.  The department is generously staffed and well-equipped, and benefits from the support of an ambitious new Headmaster and a Senior Leadership Team that values the role of music in the School.

Candidates will hold a good honours degree, probably in Music, and ideally hold a recognised teaching qualification.

The School provides a stimulating and vibrant environment in which to teach, and you will join a highly committed and enthusiastic academic team.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded here,  or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email: recruitment@rbcs.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 29 September 2017

Interviews will be held during the week of 9 October 2017.

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by CV or an Academic application form, and accompanied by your covering letter.

Working at Blue Coat 

Blue Coat welcomes applications for both teaching and support posts from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of age, religion, race, gender or sexual orientation; we operate an equal opportunities policy.

Working at Blue Coat is rewarding. The school has its own salary scale, there is a professional, friendly and supportive Common Room and teachers’ professional development is nurtured and encouraged through a two-year Professional Development cycle, which encompasses both personal development and the development of teaching skills. The Senior Management Team includes a Staff Tutor, whose brief it is to oversee the professional development of teaching staff. The School is part of the Teachers’ Pensions Scheme, and newly qualified teachers can undertake their accredited NQT year here through the Independent Schools’ programme.

Teaching here is also demanding: the pace and rigour of school life, the expectations both academic and in co-curricular terms, and the need to ensure our pupils have the highest possible level of personal support and encouragement, require teachers with energy, enthusiasm and commitment. All support staff also have a cycle of professional development and appraisal, overseen by the Bursar.

Reading Blue Coat School was recently recognised by the Daily Telegraph as being one of ten schools offering best value in the UK.