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Teacher of Philosophy and Theology Vacancy

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The Governors at Reading School are seeking to recruit an outstanding teacher of Philosophy & Theology to lead one of our most important departments.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and thoughtful individual with the capacity to challenge students’ thinking, help them shape their world views, and develop empathetic understanding of others’ perspectives. The successful candidate will contribute to a thriving team that delivers consistently thought-provoking, formative and engaging teaching in areas of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Reading School is a highly successful selective boys’ state school, with an excellent reputation locally, nationally and internationally. The Times ‘State School of the Year’ for the South East of England, our motivated students and brilliant staff make Reading School a wonderful place to work. Our reputation is rooted in our values ‘Excellence, Integrity, Leadership and Community’, and potential applicants are most welcome to visit and see our commitment to these qualities in action. There are potential opportunities for combining this position with further pastoral responsibilities in the School and we would be happy to discuss this further with applicants.

We believe in “fostering academic excellence” and in “building good men” and our new role for a Teacher of Philosophy & Theology demonstrates our commitment to sustaining an outstanding breadth of curriculum and to achieving these goals.

Applications are invited from professionals who are able to demonstrate:

  • A relevant degree and on-going commitment to Theological and/or Philosophical thinking.
  • A clear understanding of the importance of Theology and Philosophy in the modern world.
  • The capacity to inspire students to think deeply about life’s biggest questions.

For further details of the post and an application form please contact Headmaster’s PA, Caroline Mole on 0118 9015600 or email

Alternatively, please complete the teacher application form which can be found on the website.  Please find below details of a teacher vacancy for September 2020.  If you know of anyone who might be interested, please do pass the details on. 

Teacher of Philosophy and Theology Advert

Teacher of Philosophy and Theology Details of the Post

Closing date: Tuesday 24 March 2020.

Interview date: Tuesday 31 March 2020.

Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and the successful applicant will be subject to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance.

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