JOB | Head of Classics, Reading Blue Coat School


An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form


Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school of 490 boys aged 11 – 16, with a further 270 students in the co-educational Sixth Form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the river Thames.

The School employs over 160 staff and offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical and creative potential.

An enthusiastic and inspiring Classics & Latin specialist with outstanding subject knowledge is required from September 2018 to lead this department. Latin is offered as an optional subject from Year 8. An appreciation of Latin and ancient history is fostered through engaging teaching and enjoyable co-curricular experiences. The OCR syllabus is followed from Year 10 with 100% pass rate at GCSE. Year 12 pupils follow the subjects as part of their enrichment programme.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the co-curricular offerings of the department and the wider life of the School, to which your energy, warmth and pastoral instincts will lend themselves.

You will hold a relevant honours degree (preferably in Classics).

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.

Vacancy Profile | Application Form

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website:  or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email:

Closing date for applications: noon on Monday 26 February 2018.
Interviews will be held during the week of 5 March 2018.

Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application and including your CV or School application form to

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

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