Working for Us

Thank you for your interest in John Madejski Academy – it is an exciting and fun place to work. We are an 11–19 Academy with a thriving Sixth Form, housed in a new state of the art Sixth Form Centre, serving the young people of Reading.

Please click on the publication below to view our Recruitment Information Pack 2017/18. This provides potential candidates an insight into JMA including valuable information about the Academy, a welcome and introduction from the Principal and a sense of what it is like to work at JMA.


Please click on the expandable sections below for details of our current vacancies.

Head of English

Salary Grade: MPS/UPS
Salary Band: £22,917 - £38,633 per annum
Allowance: TLR2 £2,666 - £6,515 per annum
Contract Term: Permanent
Closing Date: 18th February 2018
Interview Date: Monday 26 February 2018
Hours: 32.5 pw
Start: ASAP

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher and leader of English to join this exciting phase within our school.  We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and well qualified teacher of English to lead the subject within a successful and forward looking faculty.

English is a very successful and high profile subject. It's a popular A level subject in which our students achieve fantastic results. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to teach English at A level.  We therefore wish to appoint a Head of English with drive, energy and enthusiasm, who will lead in this strategically important curriculum area.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom as well as others.
  • Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.
  • Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
  • Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
  • Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.
  • Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.
  • A role model for our students and staff.

We can offer you

  • A good school and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.
  • A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive Science team.
  • Excellent care and support for all staff.
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.
  • A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.
  • Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded.  As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to:

  • Car Purchase scheme
  • Healthcare plan
  • Gym membership scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers

Why Work With Us

The White Horse Federation

The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England.  At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to.  We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values.  We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the students and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities.  With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.

How to Apply

Please click on the links below to download the Job Description and Application Form.

Job Description - Head of English

Application Form

If you would like to apply for this position, please complete the Application Form and email it to Andrea Ramsay - by 5pm on Sunday 18th February 2018. 


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