Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2019-09-02
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
School Type:
Independent Through School
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 3-18
Pupil Gender: Female
Address: 17 Kendrick Rd, Reading RG1 5DZ, UK
Ofsted Ranking: Independent School ISI Report


Required: From September 2019

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary reflecting qualifications and experience;

Staff are members of the State Teachers’ Pension Scheme.

Lunches are available free of charge.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Teacher of Physics to join a vibrant department of four Physics specialists teaching academic, well-motivated girls. The successful applicant should be able to teach Physics throughout the school to GCSE , A level and IB level. The post would suit committed Physicists at the beginning of their teaching career or more experienced teachers looking for their next challenge.

The Abbey School is an independent GSA day school for girls which enjoys an enviable reputation of academic excellence, a rich history, a caring pastoral environment and a wide breadth of extra-curricular activity. With exceptionally high ratings in the national league tables and a thriving International Baccalaureate diploma programme, The Abbey School is the only independent school in the Berkshire area to offer such outstanding opportunities to academically able girls.  The girls themselves are motivated, enthusiastic and co-operative and there is a happy, purposeful atmosphere to the school. This is evidenced in the recent ISI Inspection Report in which The Abbey received the very highest ratings in every category.

The staff at The Abbey School form a strong and professional community of highly skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic people.  The governors and management team are committed to supporting the continuing development of its staff and maintain a good working environment with the necessary policies and procedures in place to support this. We recruit only the highest calibre staff who form a strong, professional community of highly skilled and dedicated people. We seek to provide opportunities for all employees to reach their full potential for the mutual benefit of the individual and the whole School.

To find out more about our lively and well resourced school and for a full job description and application form, please visit our website.

Interviews will only be arranged following our receipt of a completed application form.

To Apply: Please send a CV and covering letter to or please call us on 0118 987 6905 if you would like to find out more about this role.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 29th March but early applications are advised as candidates may be interviewed before the closing date.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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About The Abbey School, Reading

The Abbey’s Vision, Mission, Ethos, Values and Learner Profile
The Abbey’s VISION is to remain academically selective, committed to girls’ education, pastoral support and developing well-rounded individuals. The Abbey girls are encouraged to aim high both academically and personally, to develop a sense of moral and spiritual responsibility for themselves and others and to explore broad extra-curricular interests. This is the essence of an Abbey education.

The Abbey’s MISSION is to empower girls to become active, happy and successful students equipped to lead creative, fulfilled and productive lives in a rapidly changing world. Our Abbey girls develop a strong moral compass and the qualifications, skills and interests to help them thrive and give them choice now and in the future.

The Abbey’s ETHOS is about creating learners with a strong sense of their inner worth who value kindness, honesty, tolerance and acceptance, who are courageous and confident and have a strong sense of social responsibility based upon a strong Christian foundation.

Creative Learners

The School’s ethos is centred on empowering girls to become confident, independent and enthusiastic learners. Abbey girls learn to think creatively within a culture of reflection and innovation, with a positive attitude, hard work and dedication. We encourage and enable all pupils to aim for their very best and set their sights high.

Individual Value

Abbey girls have a sense of their true inner worth and that of others. We believe in making every individual count, both for herself and in her interaction with those around her. The Abbey is a community where everyone is valued; where there is kindness, tolerance, positive thought for, and encouragement with, others.

Social Responsibility

The Abbey encourages girls to reflect on their responsibility to society, empowered and motivated to make a difference. The Abbey ethos promotes a sense of responsibility to oneself, to society and to our community.

Confident Future

We encourage girls to think broadly, as well as deeply, and to make connections, developing an approach to life both inside and outside the classroom that will make them resilient, balanced and open-minded, well prepared for whatever their future holds. Abbey girls are equipped to seize life’s opportunities with intelligence, enthusiasm and perspective, leading them towards a fulfilled and happy future.

Christian Foundation

A dynamic, positive and supportive moral and spiritual ethos underpins and enhances everything we do. With a Church of England foundation, Christian values are at the heart of the School that welcomes girls of all faiths and none.